National Secondhand Clothes Day: Thrifting

The Rise in Thrifting Over the course of the pandemic, second-hand store employees and owners in Canada have noticed a significant increase in thrift shoppers seeking ways to stretch their budgets, discover unique items, and avoid the creation of more waste. According to 2020 data from ThredUp, an online consignment and thrift store, while consumersContinue reading “National Secondhand Clothes Day: Thrifting”

CAFA x FRIDAY HARBOUR

The 7th annual Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards took place virtually on May 19, 2021, for the first time ever. The event was hosted by Canadian actress Amanda Brugel, the ceremony included visits to the homes of presenters, guests, winners, and nominees all in real-time, in an effort to make the fashion community feel moreContinue reading “CAFA x FRIDAY HARBOUR”

Fast Fashion Culprit: Boohoo Group

This article focuses on the UK-based fashion collective the boohoo group. While the company has been making efforts to appear more sustainable – whether in their worker’s wages and conditions or in the materials they use – the company is still falling short when it comes to actual changes. Due to this severe disconnect, theContinue reading “Fast Fashion Culprit: Boohoo Group”

Pride Month: Q & A with Lucy Flawless

As we get closer to the end of Pride Month, The Sustainable Switch’s team will continue to post articles on interesting and important aspects of Pride. This article will include a Q & A session with famed Toronto Drag Queen Lucy Flawless. In honour of Pride Month, Raquel Margulies carried out a physically distanced interviewContinue reading “Pride Month: Q & A with Lucy Flawless”

Local Indigenous Business Spotlight: wolfwmnbeads

wolfwmnbeads is a local Indigenous-owned beading business run on Instagram by Raechel Bonomo. Before National Indigenous History Month comes to a close, our team will continue to provide informative and interesting articles highlighting Indigenous history, and showcasing Indigenous talent. Today I wanted to take a moment to highlight one of my personal favourite local Indigenous-ownedContinue reading “Local Indigenous Business Spotlight: wolfwmnbeads”

Getting to Know Apricotton Co.

This article includes an interview with Jessica and Chloe, founders of Apricotton, carried out by Raquel Almeida Margulies. “I find that girls are punished for, you know, having bodies.” Chloe, Apricotton Co-Founder Puberty. An experience we can all relate to….and the awkwardness of it all, probably even more so. Puberty demands an entire set ofContinue reading “Getting to Know Apricotton Co.”

The Transformation of Toronto’s Fashion Industry

In 2020, there were numerous significant impacts on Toronto’s fashion industry. The COVID-19 pandemic and the BLM movement influenced several changes to how Toronto’s fashion industry will operate. This article will explore some of these changes. The Toronto Fashion Industry Background Fashion is one of the world’s most important industries, with support from various governmentsContinue reading “The Transformation of Toronto’s Fashion Industry”