On average, we buy three times more clothes than we did in the 80’s, and it is estimated that one garbage truck full of clothing is landfilled globally every second. Cheaper clothing, fast fashion trends, and an overall increase in consumption is resulting in more and more clothing waste. In Metro Vancouver we threw away 44 million pounds of clothing last year!
Join us to learn about Metro Vancouver’s new textiles waste reduction campaign that supports the transition of fashion to the circular economy.
- Larina Lopez, Division Manager, Corporate Communications, Metro Vancouver
- Sybille Kissling, Sales, Western Canada, KenDor Textiles Ltd.
- Joy Lapka Mauro, Founder and Owner, Turnabout
- Jill Fullan, Store Manager, Turnabout Granville
7:30 – 9 am – Presentations start at 7:30 am. Continental breakfast available at 7:00 am
BCIT downtown campus, 8th Floor Atrium, 555 Seymour Street