Environmental Fashion


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Fast fashion trends and dressing habits without concern for environmental consequences has resulted in a global crisis of textile waste. Textile waste threatens our environment and will continue to do so unless sustainable and practical solutions are explored and implemented. Solutions for the current foreseeable issues will be explored in this suite of workshops.

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Sustainability in Fashion

Global warming, waste management, upcycling and zero waste. What does it all really mean in fashion? This 6-hour comprehensive workshop gives fashion lovers the opportunity to explore and understand the life cycle of clothing apparel. Students will take an inside look at the fashion industry today and tomorrow.

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Upcycling T-Shirts

Our beloved T-shirts have provided comfort and style throughout our lives. Now we can take our favourites and give them new life while saving the planet! Each cotton shirt requires 700 gallons of water to produce and can take up to 40 years to decompose. We will discover how fun and easy it is to transform 2 T-shirts into a unique fashion top, limited only by your imagination. This 12-hour workshop covers everything from threading and operating a sewing machine to cutting and sewing a new responsible garment. Students are required to bring the following supplies to the workshop:

  • 2 washed t-shirts
  • Thread
  • Pins
  • Fabric cutting shears
  • Ruler
  • Tape Measure
  • Tailor's chalk
  • Note Paper/Binder

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Program Contacts

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Maria Graziosi
Program Assistant

416-491-5050 ext.22512

Mary Duldouras
Part-time Program Coordinator

416-491-5050 ext.24122

Norma Columbus
Program Coordinator

416-491-5050 ext.22847