Responsible Fashion -- An Oxymoron?

Can Fashion Be Responsible?

Presented by philip menswear store in Yorkville Village, this panel explores the increasing shift towards a responsible, sustainable and more creative approach to apparel education, design, retail and manufacturing, and the vital role that education will play in that shift. 

The Panelists:

Maurizio Donadi, Co-Founder, Atelier & Repairs

As the driving creative force behind Atelier & Repairs, Maurizio has assembled a concept that creatively weaves his personal affinity for all things well-lived with his desire to reconcile the excess he has witnessed, and been a part of, for 35 years in the apparel and textile industries. 

Atelier & Repairs is an initiative and creative studio aimed at reducing excess in the apparel industry through reimagining what already exists.

Leah Morrigan, Men’s Image Consultant 

As a men’s image specialist and wardrobe advisor, Leah Morrigan helps make men make stronger impressions through blending art and science to create an enhanced image and a practical, efficient wardrobe. She has written for several publications, including the Toronto Star, the Huffington Post, the Hill Times, the Canadian Healthcare Network, as well as having her own column in the UK’s The Perfect Gentleman magazine. She includes green education in her image packages and recommends sustainably-made garments and natural grooming products to her clients. 

Marilyn McNeil-Morin, Director of Fashion Exchange, George Brown College 

Instrumental in guiding the vision for Fashion Exchange, Marilyn collaborated with industry partners, faculty, college departments and the community to realize FX at George Brown College. Through FX, Marilyn supports the fashion industry’s adoption of sustainability with a focus on education and research for the circular economy in textiles, advanced technology in manufacturing and the development of evolved academic programs to meet the new skills required by the industry’s advancements. 

The Moderator:

Stacey Fruitman, Founder SWS Ventures

Style with Substance is a company with a mission to further sustainability in the fashion industry.  They do this by investing in innovative technologies to brands and designers, and then by promoting these socially responsible companies.  Stacey is well versed in sustainability and actively works to seek out and support innovations in this space.

Event Details:


Yorkville Village

September 4, 2019 @ 12pm

RSVP: Natalie Di Felice 416.944.8771