the true cost a documentary film about fast fashion vs ethical textiles

The True Cost is a new documentary film I highly recommend. It is about fast fashion, ethical textiles and responsible manufacturing.

It is visually captivating and is definitely not easy to watch at times. Still, it clearly reveals what we so desperately need to learn and wake up to about the current fast fashion industry. It is about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the fashion industry is having on our world.

We over here in North America have no clue where our clothes come from. And we have become so price driven that it’s heartbreaking to see what happens over on the other side of the world with respect to the clothing we buy.

Globalization is something we all need to reconsider and begin to practice responsible consumer choices with our minds (and not just our wallets).

We can do better than this.

You can view the The True Cost trailer and decide for yourself. It is worth watching.


This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?

Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.


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