November 3-4th, 2014 | Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto Canada

Thank you for attending the inaugural WEAR. Stay tuned for dates & location for WEAR2015

The World Ethical Apparel Roundtable – WEAR – was a two-day conference held in Toronto at Evergreen Brick Works. The first conference of its kind in Canada, WEAR brought 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.

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Keynote Speakers included Ian Spaulding of Elevate/Alliance, Tom Smith of SEDEX, Connie Ulasewicz of San Francisco State University, and Amy Hall of Eileen Fisher.

Our panel discussions explored 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 attending include: Mountain Equipment Co-Op, Joe Fresh, Sears, HBC, Orchard International, Kit & Ace, Canadian Tire, Indigenous Designs, Testex, George Brown College, Roots Canada, Ryerson University, Canada Goose, Aritzia, H&M, Eileen Fisher, Town Shoes, Gildan Activewear, Warm Hearts of Africa, Miik, Annie Thompson, Azadi Project, OCAD, Public Works Canada, Centennial College, Schulich Business School, Laura Chenoweth, Hydrated World,  Me to We Style, Workers United, Elevate, SEDEX, Made in a Free World, Responsible Sourcing Network, Fashion Takes Action, SGS Canada, SHARE, Funky Buddha Clothing, Ethical Profiling, World Vision, Avery Dennison, SAI Global, Seneca College, DDS, Tavares Consulting, Flatter me Belts, Source My Garment, Luevo, Retail Council of Canada, TFO Canada, Bullfrog Power, Globe & Mail, Trends Magazine, Treehugger, Alternatives Journal, Triple Pundit, The Toronto Star and Corporate Knights Magazine.