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OCT 7-8​ 2019

WEAR Conference 2019

Oct 7-8, 2019 - Toronto

Purpose meets Progress

Since 2014, the 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.

A sustainable fashion search engine for the conscious consumer

Introducing the Ethical Clothing Search Engine. Ethical Clothing was founded by Ben Heinkel – a serial entrepreneur whose previous ventures include an organic clothing brand and a fashion tech startup – and Jack Hesketh – a researcher and writer focused on the fashion and textile industries. They founded Ethical Clothing to make the daunting task of sourcing sustainable fashion easier for consumers, by doing the work of weeding out the most ethical clothing brands themselves… and the result? Their search engine.

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How to shop sustainable fashion that will last for years to come

In the spirit of Reduce and Reuse – two of FTA’s 7Rs of Fashion – we want to uncover how to shop for clothing that is good enough quality to last beyond one season. Does sustainable always mean better quality? What is a high quality, sustainable garment made of? How do you discern truly sustainable materials and processes from greenwashing?
To help unpack this nuanced topic we interviewed Corinne Brothers – apparel designer and small business owner – to share her expertise. Corinne is also a professor at FIDM – the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising – and has extensive experience advising small brands on sustainable sourcing.

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Dear everyone owning more than 50 articles of clothing…

We normally turn to self-help books, gym memberships and professional development courses but we suggest starting 2021 on a different foot. Close those self-help books and open your closets, because a closet cleanse may be just what you need for a stress-free year and a more sustainable fashion industry. Now that’s a win win!

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2020 Impact Report

Fashion Takes Action has worked hard to fulfil its mission in 2020, despite a global pandemic. Our commitment to advancing sustainability in the fashion industry remains strong and has allowed us to continue making an impact. We have much to be proud of. Thank you to our incredible network of industry partners and friends for your collaboration and support in making this work possible!

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Is vegan leather really more sustainable?

Vegan leather offers consumers the option to support animal welfare and sustainability, without compromising on style, and all at an affordable price. But what are the various kinds of synthetic leathers really made of? And are they really more sustainable than the traditional leather alternative? To answer these questions, we must first explore the environmental impacts of traditional leather.

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