Circular Fashion Festival

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Celebrate Waste Reduction Week in style at the Circular Fashion Festival, and enjoy 7 days of virtual and in-person events
We are excited to be presenting our first ever Circular Fashion Festival, a week-long event coinciding with Waste Reduction Week, a national movement that brings together youth, educators, policy makers, businesses and communities. The Circular Fashion Festival advocates for slow fashion, skill sharing, and the circular economy.
Running from Monday, October 17th to Sunday, October 23rd, we’re offering 7 unique events:
Oct 17 – Fashion and the Circular Economy – Instagram Live – Virtual event – free – 11:30 – 2, and saved to IGTV/Youtube afterwards.
Oct 18 -Upcycled Fashion Show – 10C Shared Space – Advance tickets online $10-$30 sliding scale – Designers, please apply here before September midnight on September 15th >>…/1FAIpQLSdD8q8OctB…/viewform…
Oct 19 – Sewing Machine Repair and Maintenance – Guelph Tool Library – Free – Advance registration online
Oct 20 – Mircoplastics in Fashion – Virtual event – free – Advance registration online
Oct 21 – Upcycled Dinner – Fashion and Food – Church of the Apostles – In collaboration with the Helper Bees program. Free/By donation. Advance registration suggested, 6-8 pm
Oct 22 – Guelph’s Largest Clothing Swap – Old Quebec Street Shoppes – In collaboration with the City of Guelph – Free/By donation – Advance registration online
Oct 23 – Clothing Repair and Upcycling – Guelph Tool Library – Free – Advance registration online, 1-4 pm
Clothing Donations: We will be accepting contributions to the clothing swap up until Saturday, October 15th.
Clothing should be recently laundered and free of stains, rips, or other breakages. We are accepting donations for all ages and genders. There are no minimum or maximum donation requirements to participate in the clothing swap. We are also accepting donations of hangers and freestanding clothing racks.
Vendors: We are accepting vendors for the clothing swap and sale. Vintage, handmade, and upcycled vendors, as well as non-profit organizations are welcome to apply by midnight on Thursday, September 15th>>…/1FAIpQLSeIM8Rgq2j…/viewform…
Schedule subject to change – advance registration for individual events will be available now! This event is supported by donors, sponsors, The City of Guelph, and our OTF Resilient Communities Fund Grant