It’s here!! View the trailer and buy your copy of The True Cost
**It’s Friday night, my husband has a work dinner, and I just watched this. I may have also had a little wine, so you may take that as part of an explanation for how emotional I am, but please watch this movie. Please please please. It does a wonderful job of taking into consideration issues we’ve discussed here before, including concern about workers everywhere, and are we to just boycott buying clothing from Bangladesh after Rana Plaza? or should we try to influence change in other ways? what other ways? it does not answer that question, but it does make me think about the system as a whole – and that at the heart of it, consumption is the problem. We have gotten too used to feeling “rich” because we can buy cheap shit, but at what cost? There is a very real human cost to cheap clothes. And not just cheap clothes, we (all of us and the environment) are paying the price for over-use of pesticides on cotton. That was jarring. How many people must die to make our clothes? Cheap or not? ….. I’ll put a more coherent post together about this next week, but please take the time to watch The True Cost. And share it with everyone you know.
I haven’t seen this yet, but it’s on my agenda for this evening. How about we make it a new Conscious Closet Challenge? Watch it with me this weekend and let’s discuss it next Thursday!
The True Cost is a documentary film about the impact of fashion on people and the planet. 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 globe and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.
Via Eileen Fisher, if you visit Take Part and use promo code TAKEPART you can download and/or watch the movie for free. Please go to Take Part and enter your email address and read more about it.
Let me know if you plan on watching it! I look forward to discussing it next week.
Happy Friday 🙂