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Fair Trade, Fashion, and Philippines: Cambio Market x AKABA
Discover the world's best kept secret: Filipino entrepreneurship.
Startups, sustainability, and craftsmanship - you might not automatically think of the Philippines when you hear those words. But the country is actually a teeming hotbed for young, dynamic startups who are using fashion to eradicate poverty - and the rest of the world is taking notice.
Discover the secret for yourself on July 25th, 2017 for FAIR TRADE, FASHION, AND PHILIPPINES - a collaboration between Cambio Market and AKABA Limited Design Co.
The evening features a talk by young entrepreneur EJ Mariano, founder and CEO of AKABA. AKABA is a sustainable fashion brand that's changing how people think about Filipino craftsmanship. He'll talk about the challenges and opportunities of working with artisans across the Philippines, how his team grew from 8 weavers to a whopping 100 within one year, and how they're taking on brand giants like Herschel while staying true to their social mission.
This event also features a popup shop with other exciting brands from the Philippines curated by Cambio Market. Enjoy delicious Filipino food while you mingle with the best of Toronto's ethical fashion, social enterprise, and creative arts communities, as well as a chance to win a prize!
Location: Centre for Social Innovation (Annex)
Date: July 25, 2017