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Hall C - Enercare Centre

100 Princes' Boulevard

Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

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Every week brands are challenging conventional business, changing the world and going viral. We love the entrepreneurs and activists propelling these brands forward. And we want to know their stories.

Who is turning their market on its head with tech and innovation?

Who risked it all to help a community climb out of poverty?

Who is reviving ancient artforms through global ecommerce?

Discover these stories and many more at The Buy Good. Feel Good. Expo, a consumer tradeshow that brings together 100+ Canadian and international ethical and sustainable brands in Toronto’s Enercare Centre.

5:00 pm Doors Open

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Mainstage:

TOMS Canada Celebrates 3 Local Changemakers

Welcome Address from Lieutenant Governor the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell and the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export

Keynote Speaker: Nasreen Sheikh, Gender Justice Advocate and Founder of Local Women's Handicrafts, Presented by World Vision and Fairtrade Canada

The Expo connects conscious consumers and retailers to Canada's largest selection of sustainable and ethical brands. From fashion and beauty to lifestyle and travel, our curated selection of exhibitors are drawn from across Canada and around the world, representing over 50 countries and 200,000+ lives impacted.

Are you looking for a particular type of story? Risk-it-all entrepreneurs? Women-led companies? Community leaders making a difference at home? Contact us! We will recommend the best brand(s) and founder(s) to speak with and faciliate a connection.

Story Lead: Giving Evolution: TOMS launchs global Stand for Tomorrow Campaign at BGFG

After 12 years demonstrating that a social enterprise can support communities and be a successful business, TOMS is evolving their giving model to cultivate and support changemakers within our local communities. This campaign is looking for all those people who are out there who making the world a better place and could use a little recognition and support. Nominate a changemaker here.

Find the full Press Release Here

Story Lead: Nasreen Sheikh: How one woman escaped child labour and forced marriage

Keynote Speaker: Nasreen Sheikh, Gender Justice Advocate and Founder of Local Women's Handicrafts, Presented by World Vision and Fairtrade Canada

Nasreen’s incredible story of escaping a life of sweatshop labour and forced marriage reveals the harsh reality of child labour in our international supply chains. Hear from a woman who fought for her human rights and defied a system of gender-based violence and poverty.


About Nasreen Sheikh

Forced into a garment sweatshop at the age of 9, Nasreen was a child labourer working 15 hours a day sewing clothes for Western brands. Destitute and desperate, she asked a stranger to help her learn. After receiving education and support from this kind stranger, Nasreen founded a fair trade sewing collective in Kathmandu that empowers disadvantaged women with skills, education and fair wages.

At 21 she fought against a forced marriage, becoming the first women from her rural Indian village to escape a life of gender-based violence and poverty. Today, Nasreen has been profiled in Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post and Forbes. She is an international speaker on gender justice, entrepreneur and anti-sweatshop advocate working to end child labour and forced marriage. Watch Nasreen's TEDtalk here.

Thank you for your interest in covering the Buy Good. Feel Good. Expo!

2019 Press Kit is available to download here.

For media inquiries please contact sarahjean@buygoodfeelgood.com

Please note: Only reporters, writers, editors, videographers, photographers, and producers are provided with media badges. Advertising, sales and marketing, and administrative staff are not considered working media and will not be provided with press passes or media badges.

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