Art Supplies of the Future

Please join the Impact Collective, OCAD University’s social innovation hub for their Speaker Series

WHEN: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 , 2:00 pm – 3:30pm – Lecture, with discussion to follow
WHERE: OCAD University, 49 McCaul Street

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This month, Impact Collective hosts Trevor Plint, Ph.D candidate and junior fellow at Massey College as part of its inaugural year of its social innovation festival!

Trevor Plint joins us for our social innovation speaker series on knowledge exchange and interdisciplinary collaboration, to speak about his research on the interactions between light and matter in organic semi-conducting materials using the potential art project as subject matter.




WHEN: Thursday, 22 October 2015 , 5:00 – 7:00 PM (EDT)
WHERE: OCAD University, 205 Richmond St. W., 5th floor, Room 510

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How can we mitigate the social and environmental impacts of a trillion dollar industry? 

Health, ethics and environment interact on a global scale in the fashion industry. Mass-production of fast-fashion garments and toxic beauty products has long been the accepted practice within the arcane affairs of the fashion supply chain. Who is driving meaningful change towards social and environmental responsibility? Join us for a talk by Kate Black, author of Magnifeco: Your Head-to-toe guide to Ethical  Fashion and Non-Toxic Beauty, followed by a response and questions from Kelly Drennan, PR and event planner at Fashion Takes Action.

About the presenters

Kate Black is the founder and editor-in-chief of (@magnifeco), the digital source for eco-fashion and sustainable living and EcoSessions®, a global platform bringing together designers, industry and consumers to discuss change. A graduate of the University of Toronto, Kate has lived and worked in many fashion centers of the world and written over 1,000 articles about designers and ethical fashion from her decidedly global perspective. Her book, Magnifeco: Your Head-to-Toe Guide to Ethical Fashion and Non-toxic Beauty, was published in September.

Kelly Drennan (@ecofashionista) is a social entrepreneur devoted to making change within the fashion industry– known for its negative social and environmental impacts including labour, energy, waste, water, and the use of toxic chemicals. Kelly brings her many years of experience as founding executive director of Fashion Takes Action, a non-profit organization that brings social and environmental awareness to the fashion industry.