Startup Fashion Week
Wear your heart on your feet
There's no denying socks are having a renaissance moment, so check out new local foot-fashion brand Sockzi. All pairs are designed in Toronto and produced in Taiwan sweatshop-free. Bonus: a portion of proceeds from each sale is donated to local children's charities. Sockzi continues to seek funding to grow its business and launches a Kickstarter campaign on Tuesday (August 26).
New kid on the block
Stop by Goodfolk (253 Broadview, 416-465-0002, goodfolk.ca), a cool new Leslieville store that sells vintage and handmade home decor. All items in the folksy space are handpicked and include gems like carved wooden carnival lions and 19th-century German painted armoires. The store also sells some new artisanal items like hand-woven pillows and oversized art prints.
Where fashion meets tech
Fashion weeks seem to be popping up everywhere in Toronto, but one has caught our eye with a innovative new focus. Startup Fashion Week takes place October 7 to 9 and explores the intersection of fashion, technology and business, with an emphasis on supporting emerging entrepreneurs both in fashion design and digital fashion start-ups. For more information on attending or participating, visit startupfashionweek.com.