December 4, 2018
In November, Fashion Management and Promotions students visited the Humber Lakeshore Welcome Center to explore the impact of waste on our environment in the Take Back the Tap initiative.
This experiential learning opportunity was a collaboration between the Fashion Graduate Certificate program, Humber Sustainability and Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Center. In addition to learning about the most common pieces of garbage found in Lake Ontario and textile products that can be made from recycled materials, the students were able to engage with the speakers about how the fashion industry hurts our environment. Students engaged in interactive discussion on steps we can make within our own personal lives and within the fashion supply chain to reduce and eliminate waste.
The fashion industry is one of the most impactful industries in waste and pollution. There are many things that we can do to eliminate waste, such as: reducing consumption of non-sustainable products, choosing to buy local or Canadian-made products that have not travelled around the globe, and finding ways to reuse garments and accessories in order to reduce the amount of textiles ending up in landfills. The visit reinforced Humber strategic priorities of career-ready citizens and innovation in education.