West End Learning Unlimited

Winter 2020 - "The Clothing Industry"

Organized by Julie Chahal

We want to gain a broad and balanced understanding of the scope and challenges of the industry, covering the entire life cycle of garments.


"Overview of the Clothing Industry in Canada"

Bob Kirke, Executive Director, Canadian Apparel Federation


"Local Retail"

Sonia Fisher, CEO, E. R. Fisher Menswear


"Imports and the Impact on Source Countries"

Helen Reimer, Director of Business Development, Fair Trade Canada.

Feb. 4

"A Designer's Perspective"

Thea Yeatman, Woven Streams Couture.


"Slow Fashion Revolution"

Megan Duffield, Owner, Duffield Design


"After Market: What happens when we don’t want it anymore"

Richard Pommainville, Executive Director, Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - National Council of Canada