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Fashion Revolution: Clothing Swap

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St Lawrence Hall

157 King Street East

Toronto, ON M5C 1G9

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  • Did you know that the average person contributes 80 lbs of textiles to landfill each year?

  • And that 60% of our wardrobe ends up in the trash within the first year of its life?

Looking to start shopping sustainably but don’t know how? Why not add some new pieces to your wardrobe without breaking the bank? If you have some items in your closet that you’re ready to let go of then you're in luck! Let's work together this Fashion Revolution Week to close the loop on fashion! Join us for our clothing swap.

Fashion Takes Action, in partnership with Live Green and Global Fashion Exchange, are organizing a clothing swap on Saturday April 28th as part of Fashion Revolution Week. Register now and get a free swap ticket as a thank you!


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WHEN: 10-4PM April 28th

WHERE: St Lawrence Hall

LIVE GREEN TORONTO deliver programs, grants, incentives, and resources to engage the community in helping to #TransformTO and accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Their aim is to make Toronto one of the greenest cities in the world.

GLOBAL FASHION EXCHANGE (GFX) is an international platform promoting sustainability in the fashion industry with inspiring forums, educational content and cultural events. Through interactive clothing swaps GFX empowers consumers to take action for a better environment while they stylishly renew their wardrobe and save hundreds of thousands of clothes from going to landfill.

FASHION REVOLUTION WEEK is a global movement calling for greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry. The aim is to unite the fashion industry and ignite a revolution to radically change the way our clothes are sourced, produced and purchased, so that what the world wears has been made in a safe, clean and fair way. Fashion Revolution Week is from April 23-29th and falls on the on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, which killed 1138 people and injured many more on 24th April 2013.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  1. Find quality and stylish items in your closet that you’re ready to part with (any brands welcome). Be sure to check they are in good condition (not stained or torn), washed (no pet hair or odours) and presentable. Max 20 items can be swapped; anything extra will be donated. One item = one token (which can be used for any item)

  2. Clothing drop-off in advance is preferred on either Tuesday April 24th at 215 Spadina Ave. 4th floor or Thursday April 26th at 720 Bathurst St. ground floor (both are Centre for Social Innovation locations). Drop-offs must be between 10:00am-2:30pm for both days. Please ask for Fashion Takes Action when you arrive! The advantage to those who drop-off in advance is you will not have to wait in line at the door!

  3. Purchase your ticket here on eventbrite in advance which gets you quicker access to the clothes instead of waiting in line. Prices are $10 for the swap. No need to print your ticket as we will have a guest list with your name on it.

  4. Come to St. Lawrence Hall on Saturday April 28th for a super fun day!

In the meantime, you can check out our video on How-To-Swap:

https://youtu.be/NAhhy6-uFc8

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157 King Street East

Toronto, ON M5C 1G9

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