As the fashion industry grapples with numerous sustainability challenges, Fashion Takes Action remains at the forefront of driving positive change.
It is no secret that the fashion industry faces many challenges including the use of pesticides and fertilizers to grow cotton; the highly toxic chemicals used to process and treat fabric, the unethical disposal of contaminated water; unfair labour practices amidst hazardous working conditions, and the increasing number of textiles that end up in landfill each year. All the more reason why it’s critical for fashion brands to embrace traceability and transparency. Being able to trace their supply chain all the way back to the raw materials is the only way for brands to truly measure, manage and reduce negative impacts. And being transparent shows us – the consumer – how their clothes are made.
Fashion Takes Action was founded in 2007 with a mission to advance sustainability in the entire fashion system – those who make, sell, buy, rent, resell and recycle clothing. The industry has changed significantly in 16 years, but many core issues remain, and so FTA continues to remove barriers, while celebrating progress.
We do this through our annual WEAR Conference for industry stakeholders (October 11&12 in Toronto!) and multi-stakeholder initiatives such as the Canadian Circular Textiles Consortium; through ReMode, an event focused on keeping clothes in use for as long as possible using our 7R’s of Fashion; and, through educational programming for students in grades 4-12 with My Clothes My World, as well as workshops for adults designed to inform employees around becoming more conscious consumers, or to create a foundation of knowledge for those working in the industry.
Learn more at fashiontakesaction.com.