Who We Are
Threading Change is a youth-led ethical fashion organization focused on addressing the systemic injustices and inequities that persist in the global fashion industry. We work at the interface of youth engagement and industry-innovation to reduce industry emissions, support sustainable businesses, and grow a climate-resilient textile economy that is rooted in anti-racism, reconciliation and justice.
We specialize in facilitating creative events, convening unlikely allies, and initiating valuable industry and citizen connection in order to co-create a local fashion industry that is equitable, youth-driven and climate resilient.
The GISM seeks to advance transparency, circularity and innovation in the global fashion landscape. Through the gathering of stories, insights and best practices, the Story Map uplifts small fashion brands and cultivates a network of practitioners who live and breathe Threading Change’s vision of a Feminist Fossil-Fuel Free Fashion Future.
The GISM is a thriving interactive community that has been successful at uplifting underrepresented global fashion leaders and their innovations. While the Global Innovation Story Map has been actively uplifting small businesses for over a year, we want to expand its impact. This is where you come in.
With this campaign we are hoping to raise $15,000 which will be used towards 3 main activities:
This November, we want to showcase the stories, innovations and best practices of GISM businesses at COP27 so that these inspiring local initiatives can have global impact. This will be the first time that a UN COP conference will be held in the Global South since 2016. Threading Change, the GISM and the fashion industry have a grand opportunity to uplift the stories and innovations of fashion leaders in the continent that is most vulnerable to climate change impacts.
Your donations will support us to run engaging side events at COP that highlight the innovations of GISM brands for the climate conference’s international audiences.
Before we go to COP we want to ensure the Map represents a diversity of fashion leaders from around the world.
Your donations will help us research, identify, interview and onboard new innovative and inspiring brands.
We want to ensure that brands who join the map gain access to meaningful exposure and networking experiences. To date, we feature GISM brands on our social media channels and blog.
Your donations will help us launch a podcast as an additional way for our global audiences of citizens, social innovators and decision makers to connect with the stories, experiences and innovations of the GISM’s fashion leaders.
We can't do it without you!
We are so lucky to have a vibrant and supportive community at Threading Change. As a small youth-led non-profit working to hold some of the biggest names in the fashion industry accountable we rely on the generous support of our donors and funders to continue our programs like the GISM.
We are incredibly thankful for your support and amplification in this campaign.