STUDIO VISIT: FASHION EXCHANGE

Date: February 14, 2018
Time: 2-3 pm

STUDIO VISIT: FASHION EXCHANGE | Fashion Exchange, 63 Regent Park Blvd, Toronto

Marilyn McNeil-Morin, Director of the Fashion Exchange, will lead a tour of this innovative space in Regent Park. Fashion Exchange supports emerging fashion industry workers through its Industrial Power Sewing training programs, and graduate programs in technical apparel design and sustainable fashion production. Emerging designers can also use the space as a small-scale working factory – a unique shared facility that supports new business models and local economies.

Marilyn McNeil-Morin is Chair of George Brown's School of Fashion Studies.

 

CONSCIOUS CONSUMPTION: SCALES OF PRODUCTION

Object + Idea | Ask  the  big  questions about  what you  wear, eat  and  take in

Be part of Conscious Consumption Series 3 as the Textile Museum of Canada pulls together important conversations about consumption and moves them into the city around us. We start with the premise that consumption is an everyday activity that benefits from awareness. We also see it as a deeply personal one – full of commitment, passion and learning.

Towards  a personal code of  consumption
What do I consume?
How and where are things made?
What makes “craft” craft?
And does it matter to me?

Hear big ideas, get  the inside scoop! Join us as we explore how the idea of craft has become part of philosophies of a more responsible life, driving artisanal and sustainable movements today. This year our focus is exclusively on textiles, bringing to light where household textiles and garments are being manufactured in Toronto, and the people behind these businesses and projects. Conscious Consumption: Scales of Production focuses on how both small and large scale production can be sustainable while supporting local economies.

Conscious Consumption is presented with the support of TD Friends of the Environment and the K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation.

Tickets to Conscious Consumption events are $20 each
Advance registration is required as space is limited. Register online or call 416-599-5321 x2228.