Have you seen the film yet? NO? What have you been waiting for.
The True Cost Shines A Light On The Human Price Of Your Bargain Shopping.
I was pleased and very honored to have been one of the Sustainable designer contributing to the making of this documentary.
|with The True Cost Crew in Haiti|
Last year August I got an email from someone in LA looking to interview me in my Brooklyn studio, it was the director Andrew Morgan. Since I was in Haiti at that time still, he told me he would like to come there to do the interview and at the same time looking at the country and the impact of second hands clothes, will also interview factory workers. I had no idea that this documentary was going to be so big and full of awareness.
A question for you dear readers; How many times have you hit up a store last-minute to pick up a new dress for a date or the weekend just because you felt like it? When was the last time you thumbed through a clearance rack just to see if there was something there you might want to buy? Have you ever left a store with something you might not have gone in for because it was ’Buy One, Get One Free’? If these shopping scenarios are familiar to you, you should definitely watch “The True Cost.” Maybe even before you finish reading this.
“The True Cost” is a documentary about the current state of the fast fashion industry and the very human expense attached to those cheap clothes. It follows the supply chain that makes the clothes in so many of our closets—ever heard of Forever 21, Zara, H&M, Topshop, Gap, or Uniqlo? It shines a light on the human faces and human problems at each step, from the cotton farmers in Texas and India developing brain tumors and other health complications from the liberal use of pesticides on their crops to the textile factory workers in Bangladesh risking their lives in unsafe working conditions.
A former tannery worker in Kanpur, India, is in the film. The leather tanning process exposes workers to highly toxic chemicals.("The True Cost")
(Credits: The True Cost LA News, MTV News)
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