Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sustainable Fashion Conference Set for Toronto

The World Ethical Apparel Roundtable – WEAR – is a two-day conference, November 3-4th, 2014, taking place in Toronto at Evergreen Brick Works. The first conference of its kind in Canada, WEAR will bring together apparel brands and retailers, sustainability experts, NGOs and academia to share best practices, build relationships and tackle the social and environmental challenges facing the industry today.

Keynote Speakers include Ian Spaulding of Elevate/Alliance, Tom Smith of SEDEX and Connie Ulasewicz of San Francisco State University.

The panel discussions will explore the following topics:

  • Creating Shared Value & Profitability Through Sustainable Business Practices

  • The Evolution of Social Standards & Systems; Navigating Change

  • Make Fair, Buy Fair; Responsible Supply Chain Practices from Design through Delivery

  • Supply Chain Transparency; Tools and Trends in Visibility & Risk Management

  • Innovation, Impact & Perception: Telling New Stories

Companies and organizations represented on the above panels include: Mountain Equipment Co-Op, H&M, Eileen Fisher, Gildan, Me to We Style, Workers United, Made in a Free World, Responsible Sourcing Network, Fashion Takes Action, SGS Canada, SHARE, Ethical Profiling, Avery Dennison, SAI Global, and Textile Recyclers Association.

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