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Shaping Fashion: An Exploration of Sustainable + Ethical Fashion

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Free

The apparel industry has grown to have one of the largest impacts globally on both people and the planet. From pollution, waste, water over-consumption, and human rights violations, our clothing is contributing to massive environmental and social issues. But this doesn’t have to be the story.

Shaping Fashion is a day-long event hosted in Minneapolis St Paul with speakers, workshops, and an ethical marketplace experience ready to give you the opportunity to explore your own sustainable fashion journey. Whether you care about labor rights, human rights, the environment, or are simply interested in learning more, you are a key piece in creating a fair fashion industry.

Join us during Fashion Revolution Week and shape a new story for fashion!

Join thought-provoking conversations and get ready to ask all your burning questions about sustainable fashion.

Explore topics:

  • 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM: Wear Your Values: What is Sustainable vs. Ethical Fashion?

  • 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM: Building an Inclusive Fashion Industry hosted by Flyover Fashion

  • 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM: Feminism + Fashion

  • 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM: Secrets of Secondhand Styling

Throughout the day, explore mending and refashioning sessions hosted by Apparel Design Students from the University of Minnesota, dedicated teaching you how to keep your clothing longer and creatively reimagine your closet. Bring an item of clothing you’d like to refresh or repair and receive FREE guidance on how to refashion your favorite garments to give them new life. Update your wardrobe with embellishments, visible mending, or natural dyeing learning directly from local artists and makers.

More information on the sewing lab here.

Explore a curated shopping experience spotlighting clothing and accessories by seasoned slow-fashion designers, fair-trade labels, and sustainable brands you can find locally.

The marketplace and demos are free and open to the public. Sessions are first come seating and may fill up. Secure your seat to the sessions of your choosing by RSVPing above!


April 20
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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145 Holden Street North
Minneapolis, MN 55405 United States
Shaping Fashion: An Exploration of Sustainable + Ethical Fashion