2017 - Education & Thought Leadership

Education & Thought Leadership

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Kelly Drennan

Founding Executive Director, Fashion Takes Action

A cesspool of dangerous chemicals from lead to arsenic, and wasted resources, from water to cotton, the fashion industry is built on persuading consumers they won’t be successful unless they’re hip – requiring a disposable new look daily – while ignoring worker safety!  Persuading the industry to change won’t work unless we first persuade consumers to be mindful, and to vote with their wallets. How and what we spend our money on can effectively help shape what the industry is making.  Kelly takes action,  in the last year delivering “My Clothes My World” workshops to over 5000 students from Hamilton to Bowmanville, running the now annual WEAR Conference (World Ethical Apparel Roundtable) and rocking the internet and the catwalk with green fashion shows, blogs and tips from celebrities.