The Impact of Fast Fashion


Most Canadian’s have closets overflowing with clothing — some of which have rarely if ever been worn. Inexpensive clothing — so called "fast fashion" — has become so common, it's not unusual for people to throw away clothes worn only once or twice. 

The fast fashion phenomenon - cheap clothing with a quick turnover that encourages people to keep buying is creating an environmental disaster.

It’s tough to love our clothes and keep wearing them season after season when we are faced with a tempting array of new collections and sales. But before you head out for those irresistible deals, spare a thought for the impact of fast fashion on the environment.


The average Canadian will toss out 81 pounds of clothing this year.

That amounts to 26 billion pounds of clothing that end up in environmentally hazardous landfill which then decomposes, contaminates the soil and emits a toxic brew of pollution.

How does Shop for a cause work?

  1. Once you’ve gathered your donations it’s as easy as Contact Us to schedule a pick up.

  2. Your donations will be sorted and sold at a Shop for a Cause POP UP Sale.

  3. We provide financial aid. Funds raised through our POP UP Sales are donated to benevolent organizations in Montreal.

  4. The funds will go directly to providing food, beverages, shelter, clothing and other important amenities for homeless women and children in Montreal.

  5. We provide support. Clothing that can not be sold will be distributed to local benevolent charities, handed directly to the homeless, and distributed to Canadian recycling companies.

What's the result?

  1. The more you donate your unwanted clothes to Shop For A Cause the more clothes we can divert away from hazardous landfills.

  2. Every garment you donate counts to reduce the 81 pounds of clothing we toss out annually.

  3. Proceeds from the POP UP Sale will go back to help those in our City of Montreal.

  4. We chose to partner with reputable charities such as Old Brewery Mission who truly care about our great City of Montreal and will ensure your donations reach the homeless and those in need.


  Shop For A Cause makes sure your donations benefit the people you want to help