Come to our Suds N’ Social – Tonight!

Is your dirty laundry piling up out of control?

We’re referring to your clothes, not your shameful personal secrets, but feel free to bring both out to WORN Fashion Journal’s Suds ‘n Social (Thursday, August 25 at the Harbord Coin Wash). That’s right, we’re having a lathering gathering and you’re invited!

We’ll be providing the detergent, so you can leave that bulky box behind and concentrate on carrying your clothes. Free suds is only one reason for you to come out, though. If you really don’t want to air your dirty linen in public, stop by anyway to hang out with the Wornettes, enjoy light refreshments, and do the washboard (okay, so that’s not a real dance move yet, but we can set another precedent while we’re at it) to the fresh tunes of our very own DJ.

Join us in celebrating the big debut of our original Laundry Quandary magnets, featuring laundry care symbols that will finally decipher those cryptic labels on your clothes. This will also be your chance to peruse rare WORN-wares, including our very hard to find back issues of WORN Fashion Journal!

Free suds, good buds, fresh tunes, and refreshments. Laundry night will never be the same!

Dance your Pants Off at our Issue 12 Release Party!

There’s a party for your pants, and everyone’s invited!

On May 7th at the Dovercourt House, come and celebrate the launch of WORN Fashion Journal Issue 12 wearing the fanciest pants you’ve got. There are no trousers too trendy, no knickerbockers too nifty, and no breeches too bitchin’ for this night. If all the fun had at our last launch party is an indicator, this is an evening you won’t want to miss.


Saturday, May 7th, 2011
9PM – 2AM


805 Dovercourt Rd.
(Just North of Bloor)


Or at the following locations in Toronto:

Function 13 (156 Augusta Ave.)
Freedom Clothing Collective (939 Bloor St. West)
Robber (863 Queen St. West)

$10 in advance, $12 at the door


For more information contact serahmarie @

For Keeps: a Mending Show, Call for Submissions

Ever accidentally break a beloved trinket, only to have the day saved with the creative and deceptive use of sticky putty? Receive a hand-me-down garment from your great-great-grandmother with patches in all the right places? Have a friend tell you, “I think the super-glued cracks adds character to your fine China!”?

WORN is very excited to be teaming up with Toronto Craft Alert and City of Craft to present For Keeps: a Mending Show.

Filled with mended works – originals and photographic portraits by photographer Danijela Pruginic – For Keeps is a celebration of everyday beauty and the intricate stories behind things we care enough about to fix when broken.

You may be harbouring a piece of art in your home without even knowing it. If you have a garment, textile, or household object with visible repairs and a story to tell, we’d love to see a photo and learn about its history. Objects that can be mounted on a wall are preferred.

You can submit your piece here, but act quick: the deadline for submissions is on Wednesday, September 15, 2010.

WORN will be hosting the opening reception (date to be confirmed, but you can still start getting excited), and the show will run from December 9th to 18th 2010, at the Great Hall’s Cream Tangerine Café Gallery during the annual City of Craft fair.

Above: Slipper Darning (2010). Work and photograph by Becky Johnson.

Stick it Up

What do you get when you combine a bike shop, 500 artist-designed pins, 100+ stylish guests, cheap beer and a brand new issue of WORN?

It’s too early to do the math, so we’ll just let the pictures speak for themselves.

The first picture of issue 10 on the blog (it does exist)!

For those of you waiting with baited breath to receive a copy, subscriptions will be sent out on June 15, and the issue will go on sale in the webstore on June 16. Mark your calendars!

If you are lucky enough to find yourself in New York City next weekend, come find us at Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn on June 5th and 6th.

If you still can’t wait (and we don’t blame you), we’ve got lots more pictures from last weekend to tide you over.

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