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Living Green wants people to think about 'environmental costs of fast fashion'

Workshop will include short film on modern fashion industry, followed by mending demonstration
Where do your clothes come from? What are they made of? Who makes them? What are the environmental impacts of our fashion habits? Where do clothes go when you update your wardrobe?

These are questions to ask yourself next time you purchase a new outfit. Living Green Barrie is partnering with the Spool Lounge and Swapaholics Canada for a workshop all about slowing down fast fashion. This workshop will encourage participants to think about the environmental costs of fast fashion, inspire them to fix what they already own, and update their wardrobe for free!

The workshop will consist of a short film on the modern fashion industry and its environmental impacts and will be followed by a mending demonstration by Laurena, owner of the Spool Lounge in Midhurst. Registration is required for the workshop. To register, please email

Following the workshop, Swapaholics Canada will be hosting a clothing swap. Participants are asked to bring up to 10 items of clothing. They must be adult sizes, clean, and in good condition. Come to the workshop, come to the clothing swap, or both! For more information, visit the event page here:

Slowing Down Fast Fashion will be held at the Barrie Public Library, Painswick Branch in the Massie Room on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. The workshop will take place from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and the clothing swap will follow, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mend instead of trend, and swap, don’t shop!