Tonight at 8 p.m., Freedom Clothing Collective, a clothing store specialising in Toronto-designed garments made using sustainable materials, re-opens its door in celebration of Earth Day (which was actually last Sunday…Earth Week?) and shows off its new renovations.
The store recently held a competition to redesign its space and was closed for a while to undergo the contest-winning renovations. The space now integrates sustainable and recycled materials not only into its clothing, but into the store itself. Freedom Clothing employs ethical labour, and made-in-Canada clothes (materials include soy and bamboo!).
The party tonight will feature live music, an art exhibit and an after-party at the Concord Cafe. Places like Freedom Clothing are doing everything in their power to make sure “environmentally concerned” and “fashion challenged” are no longer synonymous terms, which Torontoist can happily get behind. Also, it’s nice to see ethically-produced fashion that doesn’t have to resort to amateur pornography to sell a t-shirt.