CONFERENCE

October 6-7, 2022
Beanfield Centre, Toronto

IMPACT with INTENTION

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WEAR is Canada’s premier forum hosted by Fashion Takes Action, that aims to inspire and accelerate sustainability within the global fashion industry. This year’s theme, Impact with Intention, recognizes that it’s not enough to simply set a goal. Intention provides us with purpose, inspiration and motivation to achieve measurable impact.

Once again, WEAR is bringing global brand owners, retailers, academics, manufacturers, NGO’s, innovators, and policy makers together, to accelerate our collective efforts toward progress and a more conscious fashion future.

We hope you’ll join us.

Session Topics

Our complete agenda will soon be available, but in the meantime, here is a snapshot of what we will be covering. More to come!

  • Living Wage & Gender Equality
  • Carbon Measurement & Reporting
  • Turning Targets into Action
  • Global Circular Fashion Policies
  • Storytelling with Intention
  • Decarbonizing the Fashion Industry through Collective Action
  • Biomaterials: The Intersection of Science, Innovation & Design
  • Collaboration to Support Garment Workers
  • Moving from Net Zero to Net Positive
  • Circular Standards
  •  Material Traceability & Transparency

Speakers

We are busy gathering the profiles of our amazing speakers. In the meantime, here is a list of who is confirmed, with more to come soon!

Carla Heim
Senior Advisor, Purpose Entrepreneurship
BDC
Kurt Kipka
Vice President
Apparel Impact Institute
Dana Stefov
Women’s Rights Policy and Advocacy Specialist
Oxfam Canada

Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

FTA is proudly offsetting the impact of our 2022 WEAR Conference thanks to in-kind support from South Pole.

Tickets

 A limited number of Early Bird tickets, for in-person only, are on sale now, until July 31st. Virtual and regular priced in-person tickets will be available starting Aug 1st.

What your in person ticket gets you:
Day 1 – breakfast, lunch and access to our evening networking reception
Day 2 – breakfast

Location

This year we will be hosting WEAR at the Beanfield Centre, Exhibition Place in Toronto.

Beanfield Centre, Exhibition Place
105 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, Ontario
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About Fashion Takes Action

Fashion Takes Action is a non-profit established in 2007, with a mission to advance sustainability in the entire fashion system through education, awareness, research and collaboration. In 2014, we launched the World Ethical Apparel Roundtable (WEAR) to bring together global fashion industry stakeholders to learn from leading experts and academics and be inspired to take actionLearn More

Each month, Fashion Takes Action addresses barriers to sustainability through our monthly WEAR webinar series. This month we are addressing Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in fashion and the significant role race plays in your sustainability journey. This series is an opportunity to hear the voices that have been in the shadows for too long, shine a spotlight on those who are leading change, learn how to help dismantle the existing colonial framework and rebuild a culture of inclusivity on the path to sustainability.