the First Ethical and Fair Trade Fashion Show of Montreal
FEM International, an organisation of International cooperation
based in Montreal, whose mission is to empower women of developing countries
to become self-sufficient trough entrepreneurship, is organizing ModEthik,
the first fair trade and ethical fashion show of Montreal.
Starting at 3pm
and running until midnight the event will be featuring an international
photograph exhibition on current maquilas practices, a conference
to clarify terms such as fair trade, ethical trade and social responsibility
practices in the textile and fashion industry, a showroom and
an ethical fashion show of collections coming from Colombia,
Ecuador and Peru as well as ethical designers and artisans from Quebec.
It is an international
event that will bring together personalities known in the industry such as Marie-Noelle
Roy Director of the Quebec Coalition against maquilas, Isabelle Quehe founder
and Director of the Ethical Fashion show of Paris, as well as organizations
that work towards more ethical commercial practices such as Equiterre among
Fair trade and
ethical practices though not new are little by little gaining space in the traditionally
exploitive fashion industry. A new wave of young designers from north and south
countries concerned with the wellbeing of society is launching collections that
care about the workers conditions, the wellbeing of the producers, offering
trendy styles to accommodate the taste of consumers. From Paris, to Hong Kong,
from London now to Montreal, the ethical market place is positioning itself
as the fashion that cares!
The goal of the
event is to bring awareness of current ethical and fair trade practices in the
fashion and textile industry and the possibilities for consumers looking for
fashion choices that make a difference and contribute to the wellbeing of the
It is an opportunity for organizations, individuals and companies to come together
and show that it is possible to dress-up with conscious without loosing a fashion
exhibition are free, fashion show tickets are sold at $25 dollars adults and
20$ for students.