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Speaking Engagements

Kelly Drennan has participated in hundreds of speaking engagements throughout the years, both virtually and in-person, in an effort to raise awareness. She guest lectures

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Textile Recycling Pilot

Building off our recent report, our current pilot aims to prove the business case for mechanical textile recycling of polyester in Canada. Part of the

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Textile Recycling Report

In 2020, with financial support from Environment & Climate Change Canada, we conducted Canada’s first textile recycling feasibility study. Prior to this research, there was

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SHIFT

In 2021 we partnered with INLAND to produce SHIFT – a business development program that brings micro & small fashion businesses together with leading experts

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Sustainable Fashion Toolkit

As we look for barriers to sustainability, we discovered a growing amount of overwhelm, (particularly for Canadian brands) about just where to get started on

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OTDC

In 2016, FTA set out to making fashion circular in Canada. We first introduced this topic at our annual WEAR conference in plenary sessions and

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MCMW

Our My Clothes My World program educates students in grades 4-12 about the social & environmental impacts of the global fashion industry, and empowers them

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WEAR Webinar Series

In 2020, we pivoted along with the rest of the world, to launch a monthly WEAR webinar series. In 18 months we produced 40+ webinars,

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WEAR

Since 2014, our annual World Ethical Apparel Roundtable – WEAR – conference has united designers, brand owners, NGOs retailers, academics, policy makers, manufacturers and innovators – through Canada’s premier forum for inspiring action toward sustainability. First held in person with 110 attendees, WEAR more than doubled in size by its 6th year, welcoming 280+ attendees.

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Design Forward

In place of the Green Gala, we launched our award, Design Forward in 2010 to celebrate and recognize the growing sustainable fashion design community in Canada.

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Connect Beauty

For 4 years, FTA partnered with WHEN (Women’s Healthy Environments Network) to produce a non toxic fashion & beauty event to raise awareness. Each year

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Green Living Show

In 2009, FTA launched a membership platform to provide support to emerging and established fashion designers across Canada. We promoted their products, and when possible

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