Fashion Takes Action - Support Organizations @ E2Expo
Updated : Dec 2020
Fashion Takes Action is Canada’s first non-profit fashion industry organization focused on sustainability. Their mission is to advance sustainability in the entire fashion system through education, awareness, research and collaboration. Since 2007 they have worked with more than 800 brands, designers and retailers, participated in over 300 events, and reached millions of citizens through social and earned media as well as hundreds of speaking engagements.
They work with industry and consumers, with the goal to shift behaviour toward more positive social and environmental impacts. They achieve this through various initiatives such as the WEAR Conference, the NEW Sustainable Fashion Toolkit, and the youth education program, through meet-ups, speaking engagements and global awareness campaigns. They are leading a research study with the Canadian Ministry of Environment & Climate Change on textile recycling and will produce a roadmap for industry; they also convened the Ontario Textile Diversion Collaborative for 3 years in an effort to get textiles out of the landfill; they have produced the annual WEAR conference (since 2014) and in 2019 they created a Sustainable Fashion Toolkit in partnership with PwC.
At FTA, they also continually engage the consumer - reducing consumption, keeping clothes in use for longer, swapping, donating unwanted textiles, how to launder and take better care for your clothes, buying quality over quantity, supporting local businesses, buying fair trade garments, understanding the social and environmental impacts of fashion - from the amount of water, toxic chemicals and energy required to make clothing, to fair labour, wages and working conditions. In this process, they also highlight the leaders who are working to solve these complicated problems.
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