October 7-8, 2019


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. Over 2 days global experts share best practices, challenges and successes through a highly engaging format.

Globally, fashion industry stakeholders are engaging in one of the fastest and most progressive plans to change a system that is broken on so many levels. With this lightning speed progression comes an industry-wide increase in awareness of the need and imperative to engage in more sustainable and regenerative business practices. Yet, in some cases this shift has made it challenging for those who are just embarking on their sustainability journey. With so many solutions, tools and resources, and without a clear strategy or direction, it can create an overwhelming sense of confusion as to how and where to begin.

WEAR aims to remove that barrier by providing the most relevant, up-to-date content, through our many engaging sessions and in a format that allows for deeper participation and collaboration. Since 2014, WEAR has succeeded in bringing together diverse perspectives from across the entire fashion system. Our intimate format allows for meaningful connections and breakthrough learning that lead to a clear path to action.

Our theme for 2019 is Purpose Meets Progress, which is a celebration of the incredible efforts and advancements coming from every corner of the industry. We know perfection doesn’t exist, and that as long as we have a purpose and are making progress, we can collectively turn things around before it’s too late.

New this year, we are launching a one-of-a-kind Global Sustainable Fashion Resource Directory – free for all WEAR attendees. This web-based platform will feature hundreds of resources – reports, case studies, guidelines, tools, standards and more, all organized in a user-friendly, easy to access dashboard. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements to come.

2019 Topics

  • Circular Business Models
  • Material Innovation
  • Supply Chain Transparency
  • Home Based Workers
  • Sustainable Retail
  • The Future of Cotton
  • Modern Slavery
  • Design for Circularity
  • Chemicals Management
  • Reverse Logistics
  • Becoming a B Corp
  • Carbon Management
  • Sustainable Packaging


Beanfield Centre, Exhibition Place
105 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, Ontario

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"Our experience at WEAR was a turning point on our sustainability journey. Attending the event helped us understand the gravity and importance of continuing to achieve our sustainability goals. Our team left feeling inspired to keep making a positive impact in the fashion industry."

Speakers 2019

Steven Bethell

As co-founder of the Bank and Vogue family of companies, Steven Bethell has been a thought leader and pioneer in the post-consumer textile space for

Tickets 2019

Early Early Bird

(Ends June 28)

Early Bird

(Ends Aug 16)

Regular Price

(Ends Oct 6)

Group Rate: 15% discount when purchasing 3 or more tickets (at the same time)

Sponsors 2019

"WEAR brings together a group of people from across the fashion industry who are eager to connect and share collective experience. The event is large enough to provide great breadth and depth across focus areas, in an intimate setting that promotes cross-pollination with your peers."


This year we are located at the beautiful Beanfield Centre, Exhibition Place in Toronto.

Beanfield Centre, Exhibition Place
105 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, Ontario
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