THE UNION (2018)

 

The Start of it All

 

Union was created with the idea of the new beginnings, unifying both students and local businesses and activists in Waterloo for the first time. In our first ever iteration of Project Trashion, we managed to :

50+ Volunteers

200+ Attendees

$2,700+ Raised

60+ Models

 

Credits - Daniel Yang (@dnl.yng) & Vivian Chu (@vee.ch)

The Union Lookbook

 

Sustainable Businesses

 

Thrift Collection

Our charitable donation receiver

T H E W O R K I N G C E N T R E  Since 1982, The Working Centre has responded to the needs of those experiencing poverty and unemployment by developing collaborative, innovative and practical projects. The Working Centre is a volunteer inspired venture that seeks to give individuals and groups access to tools and opportunities to become involved in the building of community.

T H E W O R K I N G C E N T R E

Since 1982, The Working Centre has responded to the needs of those experiencing poverty and unemployment by developing collaborative, innovative and practical projects. The Working Centre is a volunteer inspired venture that seeks to give individuals and groups access to tools and opportunities to become involved in the building of community.

 
 

Our Partners

Our key actors of sustainability that are our participating partners for the upcoming premier fashion exhibition show presented by PROJECT: TRASHION - THE UNION. 

Partners

Federation of Students (FEDS)   The official voice of undergraduate students of the University of Waterloo.

Federation of Students (FEDS)

The official voice of undergraduate students of the University of Waterloo.

Sustainable Campus Initiative   A FEDS initiative providing environmental services to the campus community.

Sustainable Campus Initiative

A FEDS initiative providing environmental services to the campus community.

Vuepoint Collective   VUEPOINT believes in the power of perspective and its ability to affect and promote thoughts, emotions and actions. Our "next generation" approach to content combined with our passion to share new perspectives ensures truly beautiful, and powerful results.

Vuepoint Collective

VUEPOINT believes in the power of perspective and its ability to affect and promote thoughts, emotions and actions. Our "next generation" approach to content combined with our passion to share new perspectives ensures truly beautiful, and powerful results.

Anase   A creative direction collective empowering entrepreneurs.

Anase

A creative direction collective empowering entrepreneurs.

 
 

Non-Profit Organizations 

F A S H I O N R E V O L U T I O N  Fashion Revolution is a not-for-profit movement that campaigns for the fashion industry to systematically reform themselves with a great emphasis for higher transparency throughout the supply chain.

F A S H I O N R E V O L U T I O N

Fashion Revolution is a not-for-profit movement that campaigns for the fashion industry to systematically reform themselves with a great emphasis for higher transparency throughout the supply chain.

T R U S T E D C L O T H E S  Trusted Clothes is an organization linking people, organizations and brands that are ethical, environmentally friendly, and health conscious. We are a group of volunteers dedicated to promoting Ethical, Sustainable, and Healthy fashion.

T R U S T E D C L O T H E S

Trusted Clothes is an organization linking people, organizations and brands that are ethical, environmentally friendly, and health conscious. We are a group of volunteers dedicated to promoting Ethical, Sustainable, and Healthy fashion.

T H E G R E E N D O O R  The Green Door is a vibrant boutique shop in downtown Kitchener that sells gently used clothing with care and enthusiasm. At this warm and attractive shop, you can find items that include women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing, plus accessories, shoes, and more. The Green Door project works towards re-enlivening clothes and engaging people in the concept.

T H E G R E E N D O O R

The Green Door is a vibrant boutique shop in downtown Kitchener that sells gently used clothing with care and enthusiasm. At this warm and attractive shop, you can find items that include women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing, plus accessories, shoes, and more. The Green Door project works towards re-enlivening clothes and engaging people in the concept.

T H R I F T O N K E N T  Thrift on Kent is part of a network of Thrift shops across North America, benefiting the work of Mennonite Central Committee. As a non-profit 100% of the money made at Thrift on Kent, after expenses, goes to Mennonite Central Committee Ontario for disaster relief, sustainable community development and restorative justice and peace-building work, don here in our community and around the world. By shopping, donating or volunteering you choose to make a difference locally and globally. Thank you for demonstrating care for creation by reusing and repurposing, diverting items from our landfills.

T H R I F T O N K E N T

Thrift on Kent is part of a network of Thrift shops across North America, benefiting the work of Mennonite Central Committee. As a non-profit 100% of the money made at Thrift on Kent, after expenses, goes to Mennonite Central Committee Ontario for disaster relief, sustainable community development and restorative justice and peace-building work, don here in our community and around the world. By shopping, donating or volunteering you choose to make a difference locally and globally. Thank you for demonstrating care for creation by reusing and repurposing, diverting items from our landfills.

 
 

Participating Businesses

L U N A M O O N  Lunamoon is a collection of edgy forward-thinking jewellery designed by Kim Gates. Her design philosophy is lush minimalism infused with free-spirited attitude. Each accessory has been handmade in Canada from various combinations of found objects such as: feathers, fossils, antique buttons, beads and coins, spent bullet shells, oxidised chain, recycled bicycle tire, lace and semi-precious stones.

L U N A M O O N

Lunamoon is a collection of edgy forward-thinking jewellery designed by Kim Gates. Her design philosophy is lush minimalism infused with free-spirited attitude. Each accessory has been handmade in Canada from various combinations of found objects such as: feathers, fossils, antique buttons, beads and coins, spent bullet shells, oxidised chain, recycled bicycle tire, lace and semi-precious stones.

L E P R I X  Le Prix [pronounced Le Pree] is a sustainable fashion and lifestyle boutique and wardrobe styling company that provides awesome vintage and modern clothing, shoes, and accessories from around the world. We do personal styling, wardrobing and anything in between. Our goal is to help fun-loving independent women feel confident and able to take on the world while keeping sustainability, self-love, and giving back to the community at our core.

L E P R I X

Le Prix [pronounced Le Pree] is a sustainable fashion and lifestyle boutique and wardrobe styling company that provides awesome vintage and modern clothing, shoes, and accessories from around the world. We do personal styling, wardrobing and anything in between. Our goal is to help fun-loving independent women feel confident and able to take on the world while keeping sustainability, self-love, and giving back to the community at our core.

P L A T O ' S C L O S E T K I T C H E N E R  Plato's Closet Kitchener is a locally owned, environmentally friendly retail store. We buy and sell gently used clothing for teen and twenty-something guys and girls. Receive cash on the spot for recycling your current, trendy styles. We carry brands like Free People, Zara, H&M, Aritzia, Lulu Lemon and so many more. There is something for everyone! We know how quickly fashion trends change and we want to help you mix up your style without hurting the environment and breaking the bank. Clean out your closet and fill up your wallet at Plato's Closet Kitchener! We are located at 700 Strasburg rd in the Forest Glen Plaza (right near the bus terminal)

P L A T O ' S C L O S E T K I T C H E N E R

Plato's Closet Kitchener is a locally owned, environmentally friendly retail store. We buy and sell gently used clothing for teen and twenty-something guys and girls. Receive cash on the spot for recycling your current, trendy styles. We carry brands like Free People, Zara, H&M, Aritzia, Lulu Lemon and so many more. There is something for everyone! We know how quickly fashion trends change and we want to help you mix up your style without hurting the environment and breaking the bank. Clean out your closet and fill up your wallet at Plato's Closet Kitchener! We are located at 700 Strasburg rd in the Forest Glen Plaza (right near the bus terminal)

A M I L L I O N E L E P H A N T S  A MILLION ELEPHANTS products are all handcrafted in Laos. They are on a mission to create opportunities for Lao artisans to earn supplementary income while at the same time contribute to the growing cultural awareness of Laos. They work with artisans in various villages to create modern jewelry from recycled war scrap metal, personal accessories from sustainably sourced bamboo, home decor and gift items for the socially conscious.

A M I L L I O N E L E P H A N T S

A MILLION ELEPHANTS products are all handcrafted in Laos. They are on a mission to create opportunities for Lao artisans to earn supplementary income while at the same time contribute to the growing cultural awareness of Laos. They work with artisans in various villages to create modern jewelry from recycled war scrap metal, personal accessories from sustainably sourced bamboo, home decor and gift items for the socially conscious.

S W E E T D R E A M S T E A S H O P  Sweet Dreams serves a variety of delightfully delicious beverages and yummy eats. We are Waterloo’s original bubble tea shop that provides an awesome environment where students come first. At Sweet Dreams you are free to relax, play fun games and listen to sweet beats.

S W E E T D R E A M S T E A S H O P

Sweet Dreams serves a variety of delightfully delicious beverages and yummy eats. We are Waterloo’s original bubble tea shop that provides an awesome environment where students come first. At Sweet Dreams you are free to relax, play fun games and listen to sweet beats.

K U L T R U N M A R K E T  Kultrun Market has a mandate to dignify the work of artists, artisans and cooperatives; local and global. At the Kultrun Market, each gift has a story !  Located at 8 Regina St North

K U L T R U N M A R K E T

Kultrun Market has a mandate to dignify the work of artists, artisans and cooperatives; local and global. At the Kultrun Market, each gift has a story !

Located at 8 Regina St North


Media Partners

A L T E R N A T I V E S J O U R N A L  Alternatives Journal is the voice of Canada's environmental community. We chronicle, cover and encourage environmental thinking and action across the broadest spectrum – everything is related to environment in one way or another. A\J has produced two fashion-themed issues, and various other articles on the subject in other issues of the magazine, as well as online at alternativesjournal.ca. A\J is produced by the registered charity Alternatives Inc.

A L T E R N A T I V E S J O U R N A L

Alternatives Journal is the voice of Canada's environmental community. We chronicle, cover and encourage environmental thinking and action across the broadest spectrum – everything is related to environment in one way or another. A\J has produced two fashion-themed issues, and various other articles on the subject in other issues of the magazine, as well as online at alternativesjournal.ca. A\J is produced by the registered charity Alternatives Inc.

D 1 Z I  D1Zi Digital Agency operates out of Kitchener, Ontario and focuses on helping small businesses grow and increase their revenue through digital channel adaptation.

D 1 Z I

D1Zi Digital Agency operates out of Kitchener, Ontario and focuses on helping small businesses grow and increase their revenue through digital channel adaptation.