SQRD : Semaine Québécoise de Réduction des Déchets
As part of the 2016 Quebec’s waste reduction week, which takes place from October 17th to October 23rd 2016, FEM International and ETHIK collaborate together to organize several events to build awareness about the need to reduce the amount of textile waste generated and to give key tools to act on a daily basis.
Did you know that in Quebec, a person buys an average of 27kg of clothes per year but throws away 24kg? Have you ever wondered what could happen to your clothes when thrown away?
This week FEM International and ETHIK will inform the public through workshops, discussions, and lectures about the principle of circular economy. These series of events are a form of mobilization in which FEM International and ETHIK will demonstrate their implication in reducing textile waste.
Find below the program for the 2016 edition:
18.10.2016 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm : INAUGURATION LIVING LAB & SWAP PARTY
5:00pm to 6:00pm: INAUGURATION
ETHIK will inaugurate and launch its living lab and co-creation space, which is the result of several months of work. The public will have a place to explore and experiment with textiles to develop products using recycled fabrics and other materials. This place is specially equipped and allows users to express themselves by participating in several workshops organized by ETHIK such as Eco-Jewelry and Upcycling... During the inauguration, you will also learn more about the subject of circular economy in the textile industry and will get to know the members of Quebec’s Network of Women in Environment who will be present to share with guests.
- 6:00pm to 8:00pm : SWAP PARTY
To finish this event, a PARTY SWAP is organized. The principle is simple "mine in exchange for yours". Women passionate by fashion can exchange clothes they no longer wear with other fashionnistas and help to reduce textile waste (Contribution of $ 4).
October 19th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm: EcoSessions : Circular Economy
EcoSessions is the global event series that connects industry, designers and citizens to discuss change. For this occasion a discussion on the benefits of a circular economy will be held with a panel of experts in textile innovation (Kristine Upesleja at Madisons Innovative Materials), in ethical fashion (Lis Suarez in ETHIK) and circular economy in the textile industry (Marianne Mercier at Poppy CHROMA). Danica Straith from Ashoka Canada will animate the event. This is an opportunity to learn how to give another life to your clothing, avoid waste and learn to recycle your wardrobe by becoming an eco-responsible consumer.
October 22 from 10:am to 12:00pm : ECO-WORKSHOP DO IT YOURSELF
Always with the idea of reusing recycled fabrics and avoiding waste, ETHIK organizes a family activity with a special kit DIY made for both, the little ones and the big ones of the family. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to create a toy in the form of animal using recycled fabrics. This activity is a continuation of the efforts to build public awareness about the need to reduce the amount of waste generated and to give practical tools to act.
For those who wish to register for the next social entrepreneurship training session, you can register now by contacting us at 514.656.6929