October 6-7, 2022
Beanfield Centre, Toronto


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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.


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Amy Hall
Sustainability Strategic Advisor
Eileen Fisher Foundation
Laura Hohmann
Associate Director, Sustainable Supply Chains
CDP North America
Kaleb Honsberger
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Karine Kicak
Associate Director, Sustainable Products & Consumption
Kurt Kipka
Vice President
Apparel Impact Institute
Ingun Grimstad Klepp
Professor - Clothing and Sustainability
Consumption Research Norway, Oslo Metropolitan University
Kevin Madding
Regional Manager & Sustainability Coordinator
Kashif Noor
Biomaterials VP of Business Development
Modern Meadow
Priya Patel
Program Manager, Environment and Business Excellence
CSA Group
Tony Shumpert
Vice President, Recycling & Reuse
Value Village/Savers
Anita Spiller
Head of Social Responsibility and Executive Communications
Tru Earth
Dana Stefov
Women’s Rights Policy and Advocacy Specialist
Oxfam Canada
Holly Syrett
Impact Programmes & Sustainability Director
Global Fashion Agenda
Crispin Wong
Sr. Director of Product Sustainability & Environment

What to Expect

Hear from local and global experts and thought leaders as they share perspectives into the challenges and opportunities facing the fashion industry. Over a day and a half, you will be immersed in carefully curated content rooted in social innovation, systems thinking and true collaboration. You will engage with those who share similar interests, network with friends and peers and together, we will forge toward a sustainable fashion future.

Past in-person attendees

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Past virtual attendees







European Outdoor Group

Fashion For Good


G-Star RAW

Global Fashion Agenda





Labour Behind the Label



Nudie Jeans

Outdoor Industry Association


Pepe Jeans



Ted Baker

Thomson Reuters

Tommy Hilfiger


WEAR Audience

Brands & Retailers
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Academics, NGOs, Government
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C-level, founders, owners & directors
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Managers (sustainability, marketing, operations, sourcing)
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What Attendees Say


Supporting Sponsors
Media Partner

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

Learn more about our commitment to the environment and our approach to health & safety at WEAR 2022.


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This year WEAR is returning to LEED silver certified Beanfield Centre, Exhibition Place in Toronto, conveniently located near Toronto Island airport and a max one hour from Toronto Pearson International.

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

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.