Reduce, repair and reuse: Advice for lessening ‘fast fashion’s’ environmental impact: Emily Smith featured in the Vancouver Sun

October 16, 2019

Fast fashion is producing more clothes than the world can possibly consume, said Emily Smith, one of the instructors of an innovative course offered by Simon Fraser University in partnership with Emily Carr University that focuses on textiles and sustainability in Vancouver.

“It’s absolutely dire we do something about this,” said Smith, adding that our throwaway culture and lack of repair and mending skills contribute to waste.

Minister Navdeep Bains with students and staff at Emily Carr.

Emily Smith poses by a sewing machine