About Fashion Revolution
Fashion Revolution is an international movement encouraging consumers and brands alike to ask "Who Made My Clothes?" This year, Fashion Revolution runs from April 24 to 30, and we're working hard to build a #FashRev community in Edmonton. Stay tuned for links to Get Involved Kits, ready-to-go social media posts, ready-to-print posters, postcards, and more.
Official Handles & Hashtags
Don't forget to tag us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to keep the word spreading!
@fash_revyeg, @chgofclothes, @fash_rev, @fash_revcan
#fashionrevolution #whomademyclothes #showyourlabel #haulternative #insideout
Progress, Not Perfection
Our goal for Fashion Revolution in Edmonton is to embrace progress towards a sustainable fashion industry, and recognizing that change happens incrementally. We believe in positivity, not guilt! It's okay if you shop at H&M sometimes, or if you're a retailer who doesn't know the origins of many of the brands you carry. We're working towards change and learning how to ask, and answer, the tough questions.
Fashion Revolution Week Events
(Check back for updates)
Sunday, April 23, 2017 | 12-4pm
Spring Community Clothing Swap | Variant Edition | 10132 151 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5P 1T4
It’s that time of year again! Variant Edition will be running their fourth Community Clothing Swap to help you get rid of the clothes clogging up your closets, and to nab a fresh look for free! View more details through the link below.
More details: Facebook
Monday, April 24, 2017 | 6-8:30pm
Sew & Repair Wine Night | Hosted by The House of Sew | #302 10217-106 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 1H5
In support of Fashion Revolution Week, The House of Sew is hosting a Sew & Repair Wine Night!
Sometimes all you need is a quick fix. Take your alterations into your own hands and learn some essential skills over some wine! Learn a few different way to sew a button. Shorten up those skirts and trousers to fit you by learning to do an invisible hem by hand. We will show you how to make those expensive jeans last longer when unwanted holes and tears start to appear. Bring along a couple garments (and matching thread!) that is in need of some tender loving care.
Space is limited!
Cost: $31 (regular $45)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | 8-9:30am
Fashion Revolution Week Panel: What Does the Word “Ethical” Mean To You? | Hosted by Poppy Barley | #200 10822 82 Avenue Northwest Edmonton, AB T6E 2B3
Four Edmonton-based businesses weigh in on what "ethical" means to them. Speakers include Justine Barber of Poppy Barley, Alyssa Lau of New Classics Studios, Jessica Kennedy of Nokomis, and Claire Theaker-Brown of Flatter:Me Belts. Coffee and a light breakfast will be served.
T-Shirt Rescue | Makers & Mentors | 9911 72 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 0Z2
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Accessory Upcycling | Makers & Mentors | 9911 72 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 0Z2
Thursday, April 26, 2017
Shirts to Bags | Makers & Mentors | 9911 72 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 0Z2
Friday, April 28, 2017 & Saturday, April 29, 2017
Pop-up Sale | Nokomis Clothing | Hosted at Poppy Barley | #200 10822 82 Avenue Northwest Edmonton, AB T6E 2B3
Nokomis Clothing, a Canadian brand, is relaunching after a six-year hiatus and will be having a pop-up sale at Poppy Barley on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29!
Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 12-4pm
Change of Clothes | Hosted by Flatter:Me Belts & Publicity Room | Ritchie Community Hall | 7727 98 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 5C9
Panelists: From 12-1pm, listen to Edmonton locals who play a role in the fashion industry answer the hard questions about sustainable, transparent, and ethical fashion. Discussion is welcomed and encouraged!
Clothing Swap: Bring up to THREE articles of clothing to swap with someone else! Happening from 1-4pm.
Repairathon: Bring up to TWO articles of clothing that are gently worn (ie. holes, tears, missing a button) to be repaired by generous volunteers! Happening 1-4pm.
Upcycling Activities: Hosted by Makers & Mentors - more details TBA.
Cost: Suggested $10 Donation
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Workshop TBA | Hosted by Makers & Mentors | 9911 72 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 0Z2