What is "The True Cost" ?
I wanted to highlight this documentary early on in my blog because this is the movie that inspired me to actually start this blog and create RoEco Fashion. It also changed my life!
"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 influences 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."
Who created the Movie:
Andrew Morgan is the director of The True Cost Movie. He is an internationally established filmmaker who travels around the globe to see the people who make clothes for the world. He focuses on telling stories in his work, to "create a better tomorrow". Similarly to the producer Michael Ross, who has a passion for producing films that will make a difference and Laura Piety who is passionate about telling stories that "enhance hope in powerful and beautiful ways". Executive producers Vincent Vittorio and Christopher L. Harvey, founder and operating officer for Life in My Movie are no different: They believe in focusing on "creativity, relationships, and dedication to efficiency are paramount to impacting the world in the greatest possible manner."
Executive producer Livia Firth, is also the director of Eco-Age, designed to develop and deliver sustainability strategies. She encourages us to "Become an active citizen through our wardrobe". She has traveled extensively for her work; to Eitheopia, Kenya, Zambia, connecting with people at the beginning of the supply chain. She also vsitied Bangladesh with Lucy Siegle. Lucy is a British journalist who Focusing her career on environmental issues and writing about the effects of the fashion industry. She believes "it IS humainity, it is a matter of life or death!" she is also an Author of the book called "To Die For".
With a team of such passionate and inspiring people, it is no wonder The True Cost Movie has had such a positive impact on the movement in the fast fashion industry. It has opened societies eyes and minds to the reality of who truly is paying the price for our clothing!
Below is a sneaky preview of the documentary that I highly recommend you to watch!
For more information you can visit the official website truecostmovie.com
You can watch the full version of The True Cost Movie now on:
VHX – Stream or download the film anywhere in the world through VHX.
iTunes – Available in 80+ countries. Check your local iTunes Store and search for ‘The True Cost’.
Amazon Instant – Available in the USA, UK, Germany & Japan.
DVD or Blu-Ray: All discs are region free and will play anywhere in the world