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CEP Presents: A panel on Eco-Ethical Fashion

  • 27 Mar 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • CSI Spadina Atrium, 192 Spadina Avenue


  • This price is increased for last minute attendees.


CEP Presents: A Panel on Eco-Ethical Fashion 

Come out for a night of stimulating debate and discussion by our expert panel, including representatives from Mountain Equipment Co-op!. Bring a friend and grab a drink and network with other like-minded sustainability professionals!

The fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world, just behind the oil industry. Ethical fashion represents an approach to the design, sourcing and manufacture of clothing which maximizes benefits to people and communities while minimizing impact on the environment.

Goal of Event: To raise public awareness of the social and environmental impacts of the fashion industry and examine solutions that currently being implemented. Our expert panelists will explore how sustainable practices can be built into the social, environmental, and commercial aspects of the fashion industry in Canada and abroad. Actions that the audience can take in their personal lives to reduce their individual impact will be discussed.

Date: Tuesday March 27th 2018

Time: 6 - 8:30pm

Venue: CSI Spadina Atrium, 192 Spadina Avenue

Ticket cost: $10 in advance, $12 at the door


Nikolas MacLean - Chair of Environmental Integrity Committee & Product Team Leader at Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC)

Anne Pringle - Founder of The Good6ixPartnerships and Impact, Lucky Iron Fish

Anne has over 8 years of experience in sustainable fashion, partnership development and social entrepreneurship. In 2010, Anne co-founded Local Buttons, an eco-friendly and ethical fashion line working with tailors in Port-au- Prince, Haiti to create up-cycled fashion. Anne worked to set up an ethical factory space in Haiti, and coordinated with Cornell University on a fibre recycling initiative.

In 2016, Anne joined Ryerson to work as the Manager for the Social Ventures Zone to help grow the next generation of change makers and social innovators. Just recently she took over as Partnership and Impact Manager at Lucky Iron Fish. Anne continues to work in the realm of sustainable fashion with her latest venture, theGood6ix, an online platform that allows consumers to search and discover fashionable, sustainable clothing.

Eric Dale - Co-founder and Operations Director at Tamga Designs

Eric believes in the power of big ideas! After finishing a Masters in International Development at the University of NSW in Australia, Eric spent 5 years forking with the United Nations in New York and Bangladesh. After learning about the social and environmental realities of the garment industry through his work in Dhaka, Eric co-founded TAMGA Designs with his parter Yana to prove that the fashion industry can do better for people and the planet.

Zoey Wen - Co-founder of Freshrents

Freshrents is a Toronto-based rental and sale service that provides users with access to high quality fashion at affordable prices. We strive to help our users look and feel fabulous while keeping their closets and conscious clear.

We believe that by helping people make ethical and sustainable fashion choices, we can make our world a better place. Our mission is to minimize waste and maximize the life of fashion pieces by sharing among women in our community.


Raad Seraj - Creator and Strategic Advisor of Operation Groundswell’s “Bangladesh: Fashion in Flux” project

Raad Seraj has a strong background in cleantech commercialization strategy for advanced technologies in the energy and water sector. As WaterTAP’s Senior Analyst, he is responsible for understanding the global water sector and working with stakeholders ranging from policy leaders, end-users, water clusters, and the investment community to create a path to commercialization for new water technologies from Ontario. Raad is the founder of wtrbox, smart residential sprinkler system. Outside WaterTAP, Raad advocates for transformative change within the textile industry through film, education, and advocacy, and is a creator of immersive experiences that build inclusive communities with initiatives such as Bangladesh: Fashion in Flux, Toronto for Everyone - the four day Honest Ed's Festival - and Camp Reset. He play guitar in a psychedelic rock band.

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