Monday, October 28, 2019 - 11:45 to Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 14:00

Sustainable Fashion Week is an opportunity for students, staff and faculty at UBC to learn more about the social and environmental issues surrounding the “fast fashion” industry, and to explore alternatives including sustainable buying, clothing repair and reuse, and textile recycling.


October 28: Fashion for ‘Good’

What does it mean to run an ethical clothing company?

We live in a time where environmentally conscious consumerism can have a big impact on the way goods are produced and distributed. Join in with our panel as we dig into what it’s really like to run a sustainable and ethical fashion brand, and the unique and rewarding challenges it brings. Tickets include a free pizza lunch.

11:45AM TO 1:30PM

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  • TBC, Patagonia
  • TBC, Bellantoni


October 29: The True Cost 

Who pays the price for our clothing?

We’re kicking off the second event of Sustainable Fashion Week with a film screening of The True Cost. The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion as we pull back the curtains and discuss transparency in the fashion supply chain over popcorn.

The True Cost is a ground-breaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing? Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye-opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.

5:00PM TO 7:00PM

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  • Irina Mackenzie, Vancouver Sustainable Fashion Design and founder of Fabcycle and Frameworq
  • TBC, Arc'teryx


October 30: STitch Up

Trade in clothes that no longer spark joy, or give them a new life!

Bring old clothes and new ideas to this clothing swap and alteration workshop! We’ll provide the machines, tools and expert tips to turn your pre-owned threads into unique garments you’ll love. This event is organized in partnership with Frameworq and Common Energy UBC.

Clothing Swap
Clothing drop-off: 8am-10am
Drop in to swap anytime from 11am to 4pm!

Clothing Alteration
Workshops are 90 minutes, and limited to 50 participants at a time.

11:00AM TO 2:00PM

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We acknowledge that this event is happening on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people.

BC Hydro Theatre,
UBC Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS),
2260 West Mall, UBC