Sustainable Fashion: Make, mend and defend

A conversation on the true price tag of fashion and a sustainable way forward

Friday, April 14, 2023, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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Event details

Free, registration required
Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation, Level 3

Join us for a conversation on sustainability in the fashion industry.

Fashion comes at an astounding environmental, social and human cost. The industry’s range of negative impacts, from pollution and water use to human rights and gender inequality, are ever increasing. Where do we go from here? How do we shift to a more sustainable model that reduces consumption and respects workers’ rights?

This event co‐hosted in partnership with Manitoba Council for International Cooperation.

About the Panelists

Andréanne (Anne) Mulaire Dandeneau

In 2005, with the help of Aboriginal Business Canada, Anne launched her own company, MJAnne Couture. In 2008, she incorporated Andréanne Designs Inc. operating under Voilà par Andréanne as the name of her new label. Today, she owns and operates Anne Mulaire Boutique, a vertically integrated, women‐led fashion house in Winnipeg.

Her designs are both an economic and cultural issue for Andréanne, who shares her Métis and Franco‐Manitoban heritage with the world through her designs. Ever since her childhood, she has been immersed in a world filled with natural textiles, Prairie motifs and Métis aromas. Her apparel’s flower prints, soft fabrics and wavy lines are crafted to evoke the Prairies and Métis culture.

Elise Epp

Elise Epp is the national coordinator for Fashion Revolution Canada and a senior graphic designer at the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

For the past decade, she has been an enthusiastic researcher and communicator on issues surrounding slow fashion. In 2018, she co‐founded the local Winnipeg chapter of Fashion Revolution.

Anna‐Marie Janzen

A long‐time advocate for sustainability and justice, Anna started Reclaim Mending – a Winnipeg‐based mending and tailoring service. The company works to help make your clothes fit better and last longer so that we can all have a smaller global footprint.

Run out of her West End home, she specializes in jeans repairs and minor tailoring as well as custom clothing by request. She also offers sewing lessons for individuals and groups.