60% of our clothing ends up incinerated or in landfill within the first year of its life.

The average North American throws away 36kg of textile waste each year! For every 1kg of textiles in landfill, 4kg of CO2 is emitted to our atmosphere.


Congratulations to these Fashion Impact Challenge schools!

Peel Region: Belfountain Sr. PS, Camilla Road PS, Lorne Park PS, Stephen Lewis HS
Durham Region: Father Joseph CPS, Gadatsetiagon PS, Seneca Trail Sr. PS, Dunbarton HS
York Region: Rosedale Heights
Toronto Region: Notre Dame CHS, Francis Libermann HS, Guildwood PS, Cresthaven, Alvin Curling Sr, Madonna HS, St. Patrick CPS, Samuel Hearne Sr. PS, Linden School Sr. Private

The program challenge includes:

  • ONE full-day My Clothes, My World workshop at your school that brings sustainability and social justice alive through the life cycle of fashion ($100)
  • ONE half day Environmental Leadership & Event Design workshop hosted at your school for students and teachers. (Free!) This will help your team organize a really amazing follow up Fashion Impacts Challenge event (e.g. a community swap, or a multi-classroom repurposing activity)
  • These events are also an opportunity gain EcoSchools Stewardship points & to fundraise for your school via our partner Bag2School. (e.g. many schools raise $800 – $1,200 in a year. That’s the power of clothing drives!)
  • The top 5 textile waste diverting schools will be entered into a draw to win 3 cash prizes for their environmental or social justice initiatives! (Top prize is $1000!)

We want the Fashion Impacts Challenge pilot to make a BIG impact.

These are our goals:

    • Engage as many grade 4-12 students as possible with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to be more sustainable and ethical fashion consumers
    • Encourage students’ natural leadership around the 7Rs of Fashion, and
    • Divert as much textile waste as possible from landfill

Questions for next year? Please send our Program Director an email:

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