WEAR 2019   Purpose Meets Progress  is the theme for this year’s World Ethical Apparel Roundtable Conference. On October 7 & 8 we will celebrate advancements in sustainability, and learn about the latest tools and strategies to continue to mend the fashion system.  Tickets here.

WEAR 2019

Purpose Meets Progress is the theme for this year’s World Ethical Apparel Roundtable Conference. On October 7 & 8 we will celebrate advancements in sustainability, and learn about the latest tools and strategies to continue to mend the fashion system. Tickets here.

FASHION TAKES ACTION  New look, same vision for a more sustainable fashion industry. Congrats to FTA on a slick new rebrand, and over 12 years of leadership in responsible fashion innovation. Together, we are moving the needle and creating a conscious fashion future.

FASHION TAKES ACTION

New look, same vision for a more sustainable fashion industry. Congrats to FTA on a slick new rebrand, and over 12 years of leadership in responsible fashion innovation. Together, we are moving the needle and creating a conscious fashion future.

URBANI_T  On July 29th I will be hosting an up-cycling workshop at Nathan Phillips Square as part of arts & culture festival, URBANI-T. Come and learn about an approach to design inspired by reuse in collaboration with Value Village. #NoNewMaterials.

URBANI_T

On July 29th I will be hosting an up-cycling workshop at Nathan Phillips Square as part of arts & culture festival, URBANI-T. Come and learn about an approach to design inspired by reuse in collaboration with Value Village. #NoNewMaterials.

TOXIC BEAUTY WORLD PREMIÈRE HOT DOCS 2019  The toxic truth will finally be told.  TOXIC Beauty  details the true cost of our collective overexposure to unregulated toxins through personal care, and the causal link between talc and ovarian cancer. The chemicals we use and absorb each day in the name of beauty and hygiene are causing us great harm. Directed by Phyllis Ellis. Produced by White Pine Pictures. Conceived by Sarah Jay. Because you’re worth it.

TOXIC BEAUTY WORLD PREMIÈRE HOT DOCS 2019

The toxic truth will finally be told. TOXIC Beauty details the true cost of our collective overexposure to unregulated toxins through personal care, and the causal link between talc and ovarian cancer. The chemicals we use and absorb each day in the name of beauty and hygiene are causing us great harm. Directed by Phyllis Ellis. Produced by White Pine Pictures. Conceived by Sarah Jay. Because you’re worth it.

For SUSTAINABILITY Reboot I return to FASHION Magazine to guest edit this important issue which contains many firsts: a Carbonzero offset of the printing impacts, an editorial shot at a recycling & reuse facility, and 3 different references to The Lorax. Slowly, surely and chicly, sustainability is becoming the new normal.

For SUSTAINABILITY Reboot I return to FASHION Magazine to guest edit this important issue which contains many firsts: a Carbonzero offset of the printing impacts, an editorial shot at a recycling & reuse facility, and 3 different references to The Lorax. Slowly, surely and chicly, sustainability is becoming the new normal.

Honoured to to be recognized by The Canadian Art and Fashion Awards for my work in sustainability, alongside game-changers Wuxly, Brave Soles, Matt & Nat, Ron White Shoes, and With Love Darling, who are all working to shift the exploitative status quo, and prove that fashion can be a force for good.

Honoured to to be recognized by The Canadian Art and Fashion Awards for my work in sustainability, alongside game-changers Wuxly, Brave Soles, Matt & Nat, Ron White Shoes, and With Love Darling, who are all working to shift the exploitative status quo, and prove that fashion can be a force for good.

REGENERATIVE EARTH SUMMIT  Farm to Fashion is the first runway show of its kind to be curated around climate beneficial fibres in celebration of fashion’s agricultural roots. To kick off the Regenerative Earth Summit in Boulder, Colorado, Farm to Fashion features 27 brands from around the world who share a commitment to supporting the health of our soil and the restoration of ecosystems. Produced and curated by Sarah Jay.

REGENERATIVE EARTH SUMMIT

Farm to Fashion is the first runway show of its kind to be curated around climate beneficial fibres in celebration of fashion’s agricultural roots. To kick off the Regenerative Earth Summit in Boulder, Colorado, Farm to Fashion features 27 brands from around the world who share a commitment to supporting the health of our soil and the restoration of ecosystems. Produced and curated by Sarah Jay.

FASHION REVOLUTION FANZINE #002   LOVED CLOTHES LAST.  The second fanzine from @fash_rev will explore the impacts of over-consumption, encouraging us to buy less, choose well, and help the clothing we have last longer. Check out my photos of some of fashion's true costs, as well as the work of many other committed artists and activists, and  support the revolution here  ♥

FASHION REVOLUTION FANZINE #002

LOVED CLOTHES LAST. The second fanzine from @fash_rev will explore the impacts of over-consumption, encouraging us to buy less, choose well, and help the clothing we have last longer. Check out my photos of some of fashion's true costs, as well as the work of many other committed artists and activists, and support the revolution here

WEAR 2018  By shifting to more sustainable and regenerative business models, the fashion industry has the power to positively impact the environment and millions of people worldwide. Fashion Takes Action hosts the 5th annual World Ethical Apparel Roundtable, bringing thought leaders together to discuss ideas and innovations to move fashion forward.

WEAR 2018

By shifting to more sustainable and regenerative business models, the fashion industry has the power to positively impact the environment and millions of people worldwide. Fashion Takes Action hosts the 5th annual World Ethical Apparel Roundtable, bringing thought leaders together to discuss ideas and innovations to move fashion forward.

INDIGENOUS FASHION WEEK TORONTO  Proud to be consulting on the inaugrual IFWTO - an arts and culture festival dedicated to nurturing and celebrating the fashion, textile design, and traditional crafting practices of Indigenous artists, while fostering economic development and inclusion. May 31-June 3, 2018.

INDIGENOUS FASHION WEEK TORONTO

Proud to be consulting on the inaugrual IFWTO - an arts and culture festival dedicated to nurturing and celebrating the fashion, textile design, and traditional crafting practices of Indigenous artists, while fostering economic development and inclusion. May 31-June 3, 2018.

WEAR 2017  Join us at Fashion Takes Action's  World Ethical Apparel Roundtable  to discuss WATER, WASTE, LABOUR and TEXTILES, and take part in a special screening of  RIVER BLUE . Hear from experts, share ideas, and ask the tough questions needed to drive fashion forward into a more sustainable future.

WEAR 2017

Join us at Fashion Takes Action's World Ethical Apparel Roundtable to discuss WATER, WASTE, LABOUR and TEXTILES, and take part in a special screening of RIVER BLUE. Hear from experts, share ideas, and ask the tough questions needed to drive fashion forward into a more sustainable future.

FASHION TALKS PODCAST  Host Donna Bishop, Fashion Takes Action's Kelly Drennan, and I, discuss the fashion revolution in which we find ourselves, the 5th anniversary of Rana Plaza, and how I accidentally became a fashion activist. Thank you to CAFA and Fashion Talks for having me.  Listen here.

FASHION TALKS PODCAST

Host Donna Bishop, Fashion Takes Action's Kelly Drennan, and I, discuss the fashion revolution in which we find ourselves, the 5th anniversary of Rana Plaza, and how I accidentally became a fashion activist. Thank you to CAFA and Fashion Talks for having me. Listen here.

RETHINK DRY CLEANING  Did you know that professional wet cleaning is a safe and effective alternative to dry cleaning? Reunited with with  Environmental Defence  to bring awareness to the hazards of cancer-causing chemicals like PERC, and transition industry towards non-toxic garment care practices.

RETHINK DRY CLEANING

Did you know that professional wet cleaning is a safe and effective alternative to dry cleaning? Reunited with with Environmental Defence to bring awareness to the hazards of cancer-causing chemicals like PERC, and transition industry towards non-toxic garment care practices.

DESIGN FORWARD 2018  There are many decisions a designer can make to support people and planet through fashion. Join us for the 3rd Annual Design Forward Award where finalists  Obakki ,  Anian  and  Triarchy  will be recognized for their commitments to sustainability. May 29th at the Berkley Church.  Tix here!

DESIGN FORWARD 2018

There are many decisions a designer can make to support people and planet through fashion. Join us for the 3rd Annual Design Forward Award where finalists Obakki, Anian and Triarchy will be recognized for their commitments to sustainability. May 29th at the Berkley Church. Tix here!

FASHION TRANSPARENCY INDEX  Thank you,  Fashion Revolution , for including my photography of  Rana Plaza  in the 2017  Transparency Index , which ranks 100 of the biggest global fashion brands and retailers based on their transparency and communication surrounding social and environmental impacts, practices and policies.

FASHION TRANSPARENCY INDEX

Thank you, Fashion Revolution, for including my photography of Rana Plaza in the 2017 Transparency Index, which ranks 100 of the biggest global fashion brands and retailers based on their transparency and communication surrounding social and environmental impacts, practices and policies.

DESIGN FORWARD @ EDIT  On October 3rd the winner of Fashion Takes Action's Design Forward Award will be revealed at the Expo for Design, Innovation and Technology .  Congrats to our three finalists, Omi Woods, Triarchy Denim and Peggy Sue Collection for your vision and integrity, and for changing the world by design.

DESIGN FORWARD @ EDIT

On October 3rd the winner of Fashion Takes Action's Design Forward Award will be revealed at the Expo for Design, Innovation and Technology. Congrats to our three finalists, Omi Woods, Triarchy Denim and Peggy Sue Collection for your vision and integrity, and for changing the world by design.

FTA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY   Come and celebrate 10 years of Fashion Takes Action at the Toronto Reference Library on May 27th, 2017! 10 Canadian designers show us that the future of fashion is friendly for both people and planet. #styledbySarahJay

FTA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Come and celebrate 10 years of Fashion Takes Action at the Toronto Reference Library on May 27th, 2017! 10 Canadian designers show us that the future of fashion is friendly for both people and planet. #styledbySarahJay

BEYOND BRANDS  In good company at BeyondBrands   - a conscious consulting collective united to help brands grow their businesses sustainably. I'll be advising on #FairFashion & #CleanCosmetics.

BEYOND BRANDS

In good company at BeyondBrands - a conscious consulting collective united to help brands grow their businesses sustainably. I'll be advising on #FairFashion & #CleanCosmetics.

ECORENAISSANCE  So happy to support my friend, Marci Zaroff, eco fashion and lifestyle pioneer, in the writing and research for her new book, ECOrenaissance, a lifestyle guide for co-creating a sustainable world, with tips on beauty & wellness, fashion, food and conscious business.

ECORENAISSANCE

So happy to support my friend, Marci Zaroff, eco fashion and lifestyle pioneer, in the writing and research for her new book, ECOrenaissance, a lifestyle guide for co-creating a sustainable world, with tips on beauty & wellness, fashion, food and conscious business.

FASHION REVOLUTION FANZINE #001  My friends at Fashion Revolution included some of my photography in their first   FANZINE     ♥   72 pages of pix, poetry, illustration, design & editorial, the collectible zine explores the hidden stories behind our clothes, and how our purchasing power can make a positive impact.

FASHION REVOLUTION FANZINE #001

My friends at Fashion Revolution included some of my photography in their first FANZINE 72 pages of pix, poetry, illustration, design & editorial, the collectible zine explores the hidden stories behind our clothes, and how our purchasing power can make a positive impact.

SHARKWATER EXTINCTION  In collaboration with United Conservationists, I had the honour of contributing to Rob's final project, SHARKWATER EXTINCTION ,  exploring the commercial uses of shark in the food, fashion and beauty sectors and coordinating the scientific testing of various samples. RIP Rob ♥

SHARKWATER EXTINCTION

In collaboration with United Conservationists, I had the honour of contributing to Rob's final project, SHARKWATER EXTINCTION, exploring the commercial uses of shark in the food, fashion and beauty sectors and coordinating the scientific testing of various samples. RIP Rob ♥

MY CLOTHES MY WORLD  Fashion Takes Action is proud to offer   MY CLOTHES MY WORLD   - full and half day workshops for kids of all ages, providing an interactive overview of the social and environmental impacts of CLOTHING. For bookings, contact:   education@fashiontakesaction.com

MY CLOTHES MY WORLD

Fashion Takes Action is proud to offer MY CLOTHES MY WORLD - full and half day workshops for kids of all ages, providing an interactive overview of the social and environmental impacts of CLOTHING. For bookings, contact: education@fashiontakesaction.com

VOGUE x SREEPUR VILLAGE  When your work for a cause near and dear to your heart is featured on   VOGUE.COM     ♥   Please take a moment to donate directly to   Sreepur Village Organization   who responded to the  2013 Rana Plaza  factory collapse in Bangladesh by stepping in to support the continued education of 200 children orphaned by the tragedy.

VOGUE x SREEPUR VILLAGE

When your work for a cause near and dear to your heart is featured on VOGUE.COM Please take a moment to donate directly to Sreepur Village Organization who responded to the 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh by stepping in to support the continued education of 200 children orphaned by the tragedy.

ARTISAN HUB  Thrilled to be co-producing and styling the Artisan Hub event for the Trade Facilitation Office of Canada in partnership with Fashion Takes Action, ft. samples from artisan communities in 8 developing countries in preparation for the Ethical Sourcing Trade Show in 2017.

ARTISAN HUB

Thrilled to be co-producing and styling the Artisan Hub event for the Trade Facilitation Office of Canada in partnership with Fashion Takes Action, ft. samples from artisan communities in 8 developing countries in preparation for the Ethical Sourcing Trade Show in 2017.

TFI NEW LABELS 2016  GUN CONTROL x SARAH JAY for the win at the annual TFI NEW LABELS show. Gun Control by Defne Husrevoglu is a music-inspired street couture line made in Canada. Genderless and geometric. #StyledBySarahJay.

TFI NEW LABELS 2016

GUN CONTROL x SARAH JAY for the win at the annual TFI NEW LABELS show. Gun Control by Defne Husrevoglu is a music-inspired street couture line made in Canada. Genderless and geometric. #StyledBySarahJay.

DESIGN FORWARD  CONSCIOUS. CURATED. CATWALK. Fair fashion, Canadian-made. A runway show curated and #StyledBySarahJay, sponsored by H&M, hosted by Fashion Takes Action. 10 designers + emerging talent that represent the future of fashion.

DESIGN FORWARD

CONSCIOUS. CURATED. CATWALK. Fair fashion, Canadian-made. A runway show curated and #StyledBySarahJay, sponsored by H&M, hosted by Fashion Takes Action. 10 designers + emerging talent that represent the future of fashion.

ALL EARTHLINGS  Launching 2019, AE is a collaborative consulting firm bridging gaps in the fashion and beauty industries to improve supply chain transparency for the health and safety of #AllEarthlings.

ALL EARTHLINGS

Launching 2019, AE is a collaborative consulting firm bridging gaps in the fashion and beauty industries to improve supply chain transparency for the health and safety of #AllEarthlings.

BOWIE x BIDDELL  A three part showcase inspired by David and Iman at FASHION ART TORONTO. Designed by Evan Biddell. Fashion consulting and styling by Sarah Jay. Dedicated to the one and only, David Bowie.

BOWIE x BIDDELL

A three part showcase inspired by David and Iman at FASHION ART TORONTO. Designed by Evan Biddell. Fashion consulting and styling by Sarah Jay. Dedicated to the one and only, David Bowie.

FIRST WORLD FASHION  A film and installation by Laura Gildner and   Sarah Jay at FASHION ART TORONTO addressing garment worker safety in a post Rana Plaza world and the human costs of fast fashion.

FIRST WORLD FASHION

A film and installation by Laura Gildner and Sarah Jay at FASHION ART TORONTO addressing garment worker safety in a post Rana Plaza world and the human costs of fast fashion.

JUST BEAUTIFUL CAMPAIGN   Working with Environmental Defence on the Just Beautiful cabinet, helping consumers make informed decisions about product safety, and working to change the policy surrounding the hazardous toxins in cosmetics and personal care products.

JUST BEAUTIFUL CAMPAIGN

Working with Environmental Defence on the Just Beautiful cabinet, helping consumers make informed decisions about product safety, and working to change the policy surrounding the hazardous toxins in cosmetics and personal care products.

WEAR 2016   Join me at Fashion Takes Action's 2nd annual World Ethical Apparel Roundtable, Canada's sustainable business conference for the apparel & textile industry where I'll be moderating panel discussions on ethical sourcing and transparency, and sharing a bit about my experience visiting Rana Plaza in the fall of 2014.

WEAR 2016

Join me at Fashion Takes Action's 2nd annual World Ethical Apparel Roundtable, Canada's sustainable business conference for the apparel & textile industry where I'll be moderating panel discussions on ethical sourcing and transparency, and sharing a bit about my experience visiting Rana Plaza in the fall of 2014.

THE GREEN SHOWS   So ahead of our time…The Green Shows was a runway, pop-up retail and consulting company based in New York, supporting the luxury sustainable fashion community. So proud that what we built was  fashion first  and blazed the trail for the fashion revolution now well underway.

THE GREEN SHOWS

So ahead of our time…The Green Shows was a runway, pop-up retail and consulting company based in New York, supporting the luxury sustainable fashion community. So proud that what we built was fashion first and blazed the trail for the fashion revolution now well underway.

FASHION REVOLUTION   Proud to have founded the Fashion Revolution Canada Instagram Account,  Fash_RevCan.  Be sure to visit / post / tag brands and ask them:  #WHOMADEMYCLOTHES?  Your voice can transform the fashion industry. Be curious. Find out. Do something.

FASHION REVOLUTION

Proud to have founded the Fashion Revolution Canada Instagram Account, Fash_RevCan. Be sure to visit / post / tag brands and ask them: #WHOMADEMYCLOTHES? Your voice can transform the fashion industry. Be curious. Find out. Do something.