Movie Highlights “The True Cost” of New Clothing

A still from The True Cost movie. Source: The 2050 Group, Washington DC.
A still from The True Cost movie. Source: The 2050 Group, Washington DC.

A special screening of The True Cost film about sustainable clothing is coming up in Raleigh. Hosted by Capital Group Sierra Club and Redress Raleigh, this film explores the impact clothing purchases have on the planet.

Each year, the world’s purchases of 80 billion pieces of new clothing produces an environmental impact. The Sierra Club and Redress Raleigh invite you to attend a screening of this film on July 20, 2016, 7:30-9pm, to raise awareness of how customer choices make a difference — positive or negative. According to the film’s website:

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.

This movie showing is at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, 3313 Wade Avenue, in Raleigh NC.

Food and drinks will be provided. A donation of $5 at the door is suggested to cover movie screening costs.

See truecostmovie.com/learn-more/environmental-impact/ for more information about the film.

Redress is a non-profit focusing on nurturing independent fashion designers, and increasing awareness of the negative ethical and environmental aspects of apparel purchases. More Redress Raleigh information and upcoming events are on their website, redressraleigh.com.

Event information and more about the Sierra Club Capital Group in Raleigh, visit this page on Meetup.

A still from The True Cost movie. Source: The 2050 Group, Washington DC.
A still from The True Cost movie. Source: The 2050 Group, Washington DC.

 

A still from The True Cost movie. Source: The 2050 Group, Washington DC.
A still from The True Cost movie. Source: The 2050 Group, Washington DC.

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