CO is a global B2B sourcing and information platform that rewards sustainable business through higher search rankings. Aiming to disrupt the $2trillion fashion industry, CO is already used by 23k+ fashion professionals who work at leading brands and 1000's of SME’s, from over 150 countries.
- 23k+ fashion industry members, 150% member growth in 2019
- 10x annual growth in monthly content page views to 100k in Nov 2019
- Catering for $2tr fashion industry, involving 1 in 8 people globally
- Team with 100+ yrs experience in fashion, tech & sustainable business
“Sustainability is now mission critical for businesses” World Economic Forum, 2018
“90% of executives now see sustainability as important" (MIT). Their challenge - how to integrate sustainability, without compromising commercial goals and targets. This dilemma is especially acute in the fashion sector, one of the world’s most polluting industries. Thousands of professionals want to operate differently - but don’t know-how.
Common Objective (CO) is the pioneering tech solution for successful, sustainable business in the fashion industry.
CO's online platform uses personalisation and matching technology to connect buyers and suppliers, and provide them with targeted content and tools supporting best practice. Our technology turns sustainability into an opportunity - rewarding more sustainable businesses with higher search rankings.
Fashion is a huge, influential market, worth $2 trillion in annual sales, involving 1 in 8 people in the world. Launched in May 2018, CO has grown to reach 23,000+ fashion industry members across 150+ countries. The site is used by individuals and teams who work at world-leading brands, alongside thousands of SME’s, and backed by industry leaders including Roland Mouret, PDS Multinational, and Plexus Cotton.
Our aim is to become the global go-to platform for sustainable business. Fashion is just the beginning.
CO was founded in 2016 in response to increasingly urgent demand by fashion professionals for sustainability solutions, and inspired by the opportunity to use technology to transform the way fashion business is done. Our team is proven and passionate, with a combined 100+ year track record of entrepreneurial success.
Tamsin Lejeune - Founder and CEO
Serial entrepreneur and an industry pioneer. Previously founded the Ethical Fashion Forum - an industry body for sustainable fashion. 15 years of leadership in sustainable fashion.
Harold Tillman - Chair
Joined CO as chair and lead investor in 2016. Almost 50 years in fashion as a retail entrepreneur and investor. Formerly Head of Jaeger and Aquascutum, and longest-serving chair of the British Fashion Council.
Sally O’Rourke - Growth (NED)
Extensive experience at the helm of some of the world’s most successful platforms in the B2B, media and comms space. Formerly MD at WGSN - the leading B2B trend and intelligence platform for the fashion sector, and CEO at Bluemarlin.
Tom Wahnsiedler - Technology
25+ years developing complex tech platform solutions relevant to CO, advisor to the CO team since 2015.
Clare Lissaman - Co-Founder, Director of Impact
Leading expert, 15+ years in sustainable supply chains, strategy and training.
Qiulae Wong - Co-Founder, Director of Product
Almost 10 years in digital growth and product management.