Creating a Conscious
Fashion Takes Action (FTA) is a non-profit organization established in 2007 to advance sustainability in the fashion industry through education, awareness and collaboration. We achieve this through various initiatives such as the WEAR Conference, our NEW Sustainable Fashion Toolkit, and our youth education program, through meet-ups, speaking engagements and global awareness campaigns. Collaboratively, we are helping move the needle on sustainability.
Fashion Takes Action and PwC present
The Sustainable Fashion Toolkit
A free online platform which features hundreds of “vetted, credible resources from global organizations” — including reports, guidelines, standards, articles, podcasts, case studies and platforms.
Postponed until May 2021
DUE TO COVID-19 WEAR CONFERENCE HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 2021. HOWEVER WE ARE EXCITED TO LAUNCH A MONTHLY WEAR WEBINAR SERIES BEGINNING IN SEPTEMBER, WHERE WE WILL EXPLORE HOW THE FASHION INDUSTRY CAN AND SHOULD REBUILD IN A POST PANDEMIC WORLD.
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 …
Knowledge is Power
At FTA we believe that knowledge is power. Once you’ve learned something, there’s no turning back. Since 2007 we have worked hard to educate industry stakeholders, as well as consumers about the social and environmental impacts of fashion.
- We buy 60% more clothing today than we did 20 years ago
- Every second, the equivalent of one garbage truck of textiles is landfilled or burned
- Textile mills generate one-fifth of the world’s industrial water pollution
- Sweatshops, forced and child labour still exists
- Synthetic clothes shed trillions of microfibers into our rivers, lakes and oceans
Fashion Leaders are Climate Leaders
Taking Action through Collaboration
We believe in the power of real collaboration to address systems change. Our work convening the Ontario Textile Diversion Collaborative (OTDC) is one example of how we bring together multiple stakeholders, with unique perspectives, to create a common objective. Only when you bring together the private and public sectors for meaningful dialogue and action can you truly achieve a systems-wide change.
Since 2007 we have made great progress
Number of industry stakeholders we have worked with
The amount of textile waste diverted through our clothing swaps
Number of students reached with My Clothes, My World
The 7Rs of Fashion
There are many ways to reduce your fashion footprint, beyond the 3R’s of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.