Ethical Fashion Show

High School

Did you know that a lot of clothing is produced in factories where workers are paid poor wages and work in sweatshop like conditions? Some of the clothes may have even been produced using child labour.  But there are alternatives!

Students from our 2010 Be the Change Fair Trade Fashion Show modelling Fair Trade fashions

MCIC has created an Ethical Fashion Show Kit made up of fashions produced using fair practices including: no child labour, cooperative-made, sweatshop free conditions and clothing that uses organic and fair trade certified materials.

You can showcase this ethically produced clothing at a fashion show in your school or community in Manitoba! MCIC has created a complete do-it-yourself fashion show kit with everything you need to put on an Ethical Fashion Show! The kit includes:

  • Use of the garments and accessories
  • A sample PowerPoint program with facts about fair trade
  • Suggested scripts
  • Full directions on how to fit and train your models.

This kit is a great way to raise awareness about fair trade and global issues or to raise money for your school programs and social justice projects.

There is a $100 fee and $100 deposit that is required in order to rent the kit. The $100 deposit will be returned once the kit is returned in good condition. For more information please contact MCIC at (204) 987-6420 or

The initiative is generously supported by the Manitoba Community Services Council and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

MCIC Fair Trade Manitoba Government of Manitoba Global Affairs Canada

This program was made possible with financial support of the Government of Manitoba,
and was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada (GAC)