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The True Cost of Fashion

Artisans Exhibitions Fashion shows and workshops

In April 2013 a garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh collapsed killing 1,333 people and injuring 2,500. As a supplier to major fashion brands in the west, the Rana Plaza disaster led many people to question how their clothes were made. Internationally renowned director Andrew Morgan was one of these, and after researching the global clothing industry further he decided to make 'The True Cost', a groundbreaking documentary film that asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing? Backed by  a successful Kickstarter Campaign Morgan and his team raised funds to make the vision a reality. The documentary, released on the 29th May, exposes the truth behind the garment industry, taking into account environmental impacts, agricultural damage and human suffering - factors that aren't reflected on a garment's final price tag.  'Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with 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.' Through the documentary Murray aims not to point the finger, but to offer real solutions -  by improving industry standards, enforcing basic human rights and ultimately making people realise the consequences of the choices they make, 'the road we are on is not sustainable, but there is an opportunity here; a defining moment in history for us to set a new precedent for the future we will create.' The True cost will be released on the 29th May,  truecostmovie.com      


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