Frequently Asked Questions

What is Trusted Clothes?

We are a not-for-profit organization advocating for the clothing and fashion industry to become more ethical, sustainable and health-conscious. We advocate for workers' rights in garment factories around the world. We advocate for clothing that produces less pollution and waste on our planet. We advocate for clothing that are healthy for our bodies and minds. We advocate for positive change inside the garment and clothing industry.

Why focus on clothes?

The global apparel market is valued at 3 trillion dollars annually and accounts for 2 percent of the world's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Almost 60 million people were employed in the textile & clothing manufacturing sector in 2014. Like oil, it is one of the most profitable industries on the planet. Yet it is also one of the most exploitative and dirty industries in the world. We believe we can change that.

How can I apply to work?

You can apply to many different departments at Trusted Clothes. Just follow the link to the volunteer sign-up page.

What type of work can I do at Trusted Clothes?

Depends on what position you have applied for. For the Content department, it would be mainly writing intensive: writing blogs and researching on topics. For some of you, video shooting and editing could be an option as well. For HR, it would be mostly administrative duties: creating and updating potential job post on online job boards, responding to new volunteers' emails, on-boarding new volunteers on procedures. We also have a communications and IT department. Communications is essentially the public face of Trusted Clothes, so if you want to come and represent us, we're always glad to have you! IT is the tech guys: all of our hardware and networking issues are resolved through them.

Will I be paid for working at Trusted Clothes?

All of our positions are on an unpaid, volunteer basis for now. In the future Trusted Clothes will have a hiring section on the website, so stay tuned!

What can I gain as a volunteer?

Invaluable work experience in your chosen field as well as life experience. We will also give you a kick-ass letter of recommendation should you find paid employment elsewhere. And did we mention frequent free food and cake? And the knowledge that you have done some good in this world.

Where can I shop for ethical clothes?

Trusted Clothes maintains an updated list of all ethical and organic clothing shops in Canada. We will soon have it available on our website, so stay tuned!

Where can I learn more about ethical fashion?

On the Trusted Clothes blog we have over 700 articles on ethical, sustainable and healthy fashion. We maintain one of the most comprehensive, multi-topic blog sites about the clothing and fashion the world, You can learn everything from women's labour rights in the garment sector to applications of nanotechnology in clothing.