Eco Series: Ethically sourced textiles
Thursday May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Learn from Paola Silk about the textile revolution and how to make the switch to be sustainable.
Calling all fashion revolutionaries! The disruptors and rebellious who dare to say “I can change the world”. Find inspiration and ideas about how you can use your voice and power to transform the fashion industry as we know it.
Workshop Presenter, Paola Silk, Founder & Creative Director at SHILANGO
Entrepreneur and Local Specialist, Barrie, ON
Since a young age, Paola showed interest in fashion, culture and education. Paola has a business degree with a major in tourism, and she is a native from Mexico living in Canada now for over ten years. She grew up in a small Mexican town where many people make a living selling what they make by hand. Today, Paola lives in Barrie with her husband and two boys.
She has always enjoyed fashion, starting with watching Fashion Television with Canadian host Jeanne Becker and reading Vogue magazine at a very young age. Years later, she understands the impact fashion can have both positively and negatively in the world. Living in Mexico through her younger years exposed her to a different style of culture compared to the North American way of doing things, specially when it relates to fast fashion.
Because of the expansive beauty and historical native art forms Mexico has to offer, she founded SHILANGO in 2013. A fairly traded company offering to consumers ethically sourced women’s accessories and clothing. The company was started to bring Mexican jewelry and clothing to a bigger market, while helping those that make the products increase their income and quality of life.