Presented by

Canada’s Sustainable
Fashion Award

Design Forward showcases the top 10 fashion designers who have made a commitment to ethical practices, without sacrificing style.

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May 27th @ Appel Salon, Toronto

We are partnering with H&M to Close the Loop in a Green Carpet Challenge!
Bring your unwanted garments to Design Forward to be recycled.
Snap a pic of you on our green carpet with your unwanted
pieces for a chance to win prizes.

Application deadline is midnight on Tuesday May 10th

Fashion is about
FASHION first”

In 2016, Design Forward was a curated, conscious, collective runway event that showcased how far sustainable fashion has progressed in recent years.

For 2017, we are excited to bring back Canada’s Sustainable Fashion Award – with a prize valued at $50,000!

Join us on May 27th at the Appel Salon in Toronto, featuring the 10 semi-finalists on the runway. The 3 finalists will then present 10 looks at Toronto Women’s Fashion Week in August!

Apply Today!

Application deadline is midnight on Sunday April 16th.

FTA will provide the chosen designers with the following…

    • Professional stylist who will work with you on each of your three looks
    • Eco friendly hair and makeup artists
    • Three professional models
    • Professional photography of your looks –both on and off the runway
    • Logo projection during your “segment”
    • Social media mentions (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter)
    • Press Release mention (listing the 10 chosen designers with link to your website)
    • Logo & link on the FTA website
    • Event production including: DJ, lighting, venue, security, staffing, graphic design, ticket sales, publicity & promotion, food and beverage, sponsorship & overall guest experience.

$2000 Value

(Based on time allocated to each designer)

Apply Today

Your Application Fee
$20 for members of FTA
$30 for non members

Your Participation Fee (if chosen)
$200 for members of FTA
$400 for non members

Learn more about becoming a Member

Sustainability Criteria

  • Locally made
  • Fair Trade
  • Use of organic, sustainable or recycled fabrics
  • Upcycled or repurposed
  • Natural, non toxic dyes
  • Zero Waste
  • Slow Fashion (not mass produced, quality-made garments)

AWARD ($50k value)

  • Use of title: “Winner of Canada’s Sustainable Fashion Award”
  • Full runway presentation at Toronto Women’s Fashion Week, March 2018
  • FTA Premium Industry Membership
  • Mentors Circle – receive one hour of mentorship with each of the jury members
  • …and more to come!

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!

Hurry application deadline is April 16th

Application deadline is midnight on Tuesday May 10th