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Shaping Fashion - An Exploration in Sustainability & Ethics

  • Holden Room 145 Holden Street North Minneapolis, MN, 55405 United States (map)

The apparel industry has grown to have one of the largest impacts globally on both people and the planet. From pollution, waste, water over-consumption, and human rights violations, our clothing is contributing to massive environmental and social issues. But this doesn’t have to be the story.

Shaping Fashion is a day-long event hosted in Minneapolis St Paul with speakers, workshops, and an ethical marketplace experience ready to give you the opportunity to explore your own sustainable fashion journey. Whether you care about labor rights, human rights, the environment, or are simply interested in learning more, you are a key piece in creating a fair fashion industry.

Join us during Fashion Revolution Week and shape a new story for fashion!

Join thought-provoking conversations and get ready to ask all your burning questions about sustainable fashion.
Refashioned - Pop-up Sewing Lab & Workshops
Explore mending and refashioning sessions hosted by Apparel Design Students from the University of Minnesota, dedicated teaching you how to keep your clothing longer and creatively reimagine your closet. Bring an item of clothing you’d like to refresh or repair and receive FREE guidance on how to refashion your favorite garments to give them new life.
Explore a curated shopping experience spotlighting clothing and accessories by seasoned slow-fashion designers, fair-trade labels, and sustainable brands you can find locally.

Marketplace Features:
Beauty by Design
Dallas Daws Designs
Desdamona Doolittle's Trash to Treasure Leather
Dinosaur Hampton
Eco Resale
Fair Anita
Haiti Mama
Kat M Designs
Light Horse Studios
Moth Oddities
Niche MN
Salt of The North & Three Rivers Fibershed
Spoils of Wear
Trades of Hope
Tandem Vintage
Three Rivers Fibershed
Tessa Louise
Watson & Wilma
West Ash Designs
Wild Isles Swim
An upcycled closet

On-site Stylists & Bloggers:
The Sweltering Sweater
The Wardrobe Refinery


The marketplace and demos are free and open to the public. Sessions are first come seating and may fill up. Secure your seat to the sessions of your choosing by grabbing a FREE ticket!