Fashion Takes Action (FTA) is a non-profit organization established in 2007 to advance sustainability in the entire fashion system through education, awareness, research and collaboration. We achieve this through industry programs such as our annual WEAR Conference, SHIFT: Responsible Fashion Series, our work to advance circularity, our Employee Education workshops, and our Sustainable Fashion Toolkit.
For consumers, we offer My Clothes My World – our youth education program that empowers the next generation with the necessary tools and resources to shift toward more conscious consumption.
We believe in progress over perfection, and that collectively we must all do our part in taking action!
We are glad to back in conference mode after having spent the past 2 years hosting our WEAR webinar series.
Join us virtually on May 10th for our Spring WEAR conference, and October 6th which will be a hybrid event with in person happening in Toronto.
Since 2014, the annual World Ethical Apparel Roundtable has brought together the entire fashion industry to learn, network and collaborate. Our intimate platform allows for meaningful connections, deeper learning opportunities, and a clear sense of how to take action. Over 2 days global experts share …
Since 2014, we have delivered our school program to more than 30,000 students aged 8-17. We believe Fashion Leaders are Climate Leaders and that through a fun and relatable topic like fashion, students can learn about the climate change.
Our workshops empower the next generation of consumers to make more responsible purchasing decisions when it comes to their clothes.
A free online platform that features hundreds of vetted, credible resources from global organizations that have been summarized and categorized. This is an important time saving resource that includes reports, guidelines, standards, articles, podcasts, case studies and more. We regularly update the Toolkit with new resources.
We believe in the power of real collaboration to address systemic change. As the convenor of the Ontario Textile Diversion Collaborative we brought together multiple stakeholders, each with unique challenges and perspectives, in a collective impact framework to address textile waste diversion, reuse and recycling. Our work continues on a national level, working with apparel brands, retailers, academics, NGOs, policy makers, charities, sorters & graders, exporters, and municipalities to mobilize and accelerate action.
A system can only change when you take a holistic approach and bring the public and private sectors together with civil society.
Once you’ve learned something, you can’t unlearn it. Once you see something, you can’t unsee it. Since 2007 we have worked hard to educate industry stakeholders, as well as consumers about the social and environmental impacts of fashion.
In 15 years we have made tremendous progress!
Number of global industry stakeholders we have worked with
The amount of textile waste diverted through stewardship activities & events
Number of students reached with My Clothes, My World
There are many ways to reduce your fashion footprint, beyond the 3R’s of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.