There are over 136 businesses in the fashion and textiles sector operating in the False Creek Flats today. While these businesses span everything from fashion designers to upholsterers, many of these businesses are involved in the distribution of clothing and accessories to retailers across the city. Many of them are even housed in the same building–the FX Fashion Exchange.
DID YOU KNOW?
- The Fashion Industry in Canada represents $9 billion.
- Over 30,000 tons of textile waste are sent to the landfill from Metro Vancouver annually.
- An estimated 17-20% of industrial water pollution world-wide comes from textile dyeing and treatment.