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We are so excited to launch our partnership with FASHION TAKES ACTION As we take a big first step across the border we launch with "Swap & Social" and over the next year will be bringing you many more exiting and engaging events with FASHION TAKES ACTION across Canada! 

Surely there are items in your closet you’re ready to let go of. Why not add some new pieces to your wardrobe without breaking the bank! Looking to start shopping sustainably but don’t know how? Well then you're in luck! Join us Friday September 22nd for our SWAP & SOCIAL! Swap your unwanted items with our community, mingle with like-minded people and have a beverage or two!!

 CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS - $5 in advance $10 at the door

This event is co-sponsored by Fashion Takes Action, Global Fashion Exchange, and the Centre for Social Innovation

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GFX Lisbon



The Global Fashion Exchange takes place at ModaLisboa – Lisboa Fashion Week, at CCB (Centro Cultural de Belém), on March 11 and 12, in a space that includes several activities: A swap market, a lounge, Dj's, workshops, networking events and artistic installations.

At the swap, which will take place on Sunday, March 12, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the public will be able to exchange pieces that they no longer use, renewing their wardrobes for free, experimenting a sustainable and innovative way of consumption while avoiding textile waste. Press and Ambassadors preview at 4.30 pm.

To access the swap guests must bring at least one item of gently used clothing from their own wardrobe. After the swap we will close the loop by sending the leftover clothes to our partner I:CO, which will recycle them into new products, textiles and housing materials.

Patrick Duffy, founder of GFX, says: “Global Fashion Exchange is excited to present the largest clothing swap event ever to take place in Lisbon. For the first time we are inviting the people of Lisbon to bring clothing they no longer use and give it a new life, with the opportunity to refresh their own wardrobes. Each item will be weighed and added to our current total of 19 tons saved from going to landfills. We're hopeful that the people of Lisbon will enjoy this exciting and fun way to renew their wardrobes and make a difference. Together with Moda Lisboa and CML, we will bring to life our mission of promoting sustainable consumption patterns, through this years theme of "boundless" creativity. This season GFX proudly fuses fashion with art over 2 days at the beautiful Centro Cultural de Belém, with the focus of empowering consumers, igniting change and making a positive impact.”

The Global Fashion Exchange (GFX) was founded in 2013, where it took place for the first time during Copenhagen Fashion Week. It has since grown into an international platform promoting sustainability in the fashion industry through inspiring forums, educational content and cultural events. Hosting clothing swaps in global cities like New York, Los Angeles and Melbourne. So far, the GFX swaps have saved 19 tons of waste from going to landfills. GFX has also been recognized by the United Nations, participating in talks surrounding their 70th anniversary.


4 pm: Opening session Global Fashion Exchange Lisbon with Tamsin Lejeune (Ethical Fashion Forum + TheSource) + Patrick Duffy (GFX)
4.30 – 5.30 pm: Idea X Change and Networking with Tamsin Lejeune
5.30 – 9.30 pm: GFX Art & Fashion Experience: Ateliers, workshops and artistic installations.


4.30 – 5.00 pm: GFX Ambassadors + Press Preview
5.00 – 7.00 pm: GFX SWAP Market
4.30 – 7.30 pm: Public photoshoot with ‘New’ clothes

Takeover Rádio Quântica DJs: March 11th and 12th.

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Spring Swap with Ethical Writer Coalition + GFX and friends!
1:00pm 1:00pm

Spring Swap with Ethical Writer Coalition + GFX and friends!

The sun is shining and flowers are finally blooming in New York, and that means Spring cleaning is in full swing. But wait - don't toss the contents of your closet just yet! Instead, grab a ticket to the EWC+GFX Spring Swap and get ready for some fashion & fun.

Ladies & Gents, we invite you to come and swap your pre-loved Spring items with those of your fellow, super-stylish New Yorkers. Secondhand treasures are just waiting to be found, and best of all, by swapping before shopping, you help reduce the impact of textile waste as well as  the demand for new materials, all without sacrificing an ounce of style! Thanks to our partners at Fashion Hope, all unclaimed items at the end of the swap will be donated to a safe-house in Brooklyn for women in need of interview-appropriate clothing.

Ethical shopping destinations, A. Bernadette and IMBY will be selling goods at the event while we sip on cocktails made with Owl's Brew organic tea mixers. The first 30 guests to purchase tickets will take home a goody bag stuffed full of discounts from ethical brands like Meow Meow Tweet, StyleLend, Orange Harp, and Zady.

On Saturday, May 14th, drop off your gently-used items at 1pm, grab an organic cocktail, socialize and shop with us before the swapping officially begins at 2pm!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS! Enter code "GFX10" for special $10 Entry

Saturday, May 14th
Drinks & Clothing Drop-off - 1pm
Swapping begins - 2pm

Better Than Jam Studio & Store
20 Grattan Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11206
1.5 blocks from Morgan Ave L

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Eco Sessions with Kate Black
7:00pm 7:00pm

Eco Sessions with Kate Black


7:00 - doors open

7:10 - Welcoming remarks from Christine Helm, the director of Fashion Institute of Technology's (FIT) Enterprise Studies & Digital Design and Kate Black, founder of EcoSessions

7:15-8:15 First Panel*: Edun (Kenya, Madagascar), Haute Baso (Rwanda), Mikuti (Kenya), Choolips (Ghana), moderator: Helen Jennings (

8:15-8:30 Market break. Several NGO's and non-profits will feature their work. Accessories and other products available for sale.

8:30-9:30 Second Panel*: Studio 189 (Ghana), Mimi Plange (Ethiopia), Post Imperial (Nigeria), LemLem (Ethiopia),  moderator: Yolanda Sangweni ( and


THIS EVENT MADE POSSIBLE BY: Fashion Institute Of Technology

Enterprising New Yorkers turn to FIT for practical know-how and support to build successful businesses and to upgrade the technical skills indispensable in today's business and design environments. For over two decades  Enterprise Studies & DIgital Design has served those at the intersection of art and commerce with credit and non-credit classes, conferences, round table discussions and other special programs.

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