True Cost


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?

A beautiful and moving documentary that captivates the real struggles of sustaining Western consumerism. Focusing on the Bangladeshi sweat shop workers behind “fast fashion” manufacturing and the environmental effects, the film is an eye opening experience, exposing a problem we all know too well but choose to ignore. Though it highlights the fashion industry, the docu basically deals with the cost of life’s choices. Watch this and then Marie Kondo yourself into a better space.

This came out in 2015, but the success of numerous “budget” brands have shown that nothing is changing, unfortunately. Having shown the lucrativity of bridging the gap between, arguably, the most utilised tool of our time: Social media, it seems as though we’ve entered the next stage of global exploitation or “consumptionism” – as stated in the documentary – treat everyone as consumers: Pay them more, sell them more, prosper more is the equation. (Christine Frederick, 1929).

USA 2015, 92 min, rated M (violence)
Directed by Andrew Morgan

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