The True Cost

The True Cost

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The True Cost is a groundbreaking new documentary film that pulls back the curtain on an unseen part of our world and asks us each to consider, who pays the price for our clothing? Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums and features interviews with the world's leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth, Vandana Shiva and many more. This unprecedented project invites us all on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.
Copyright Date: ©2015
Branch Call Number: DVD 338.47746/TRUE
Characteristics: viewing copy 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Jan 15, 2020

Do you wear clothes? Then you must watch this documentary. I was not altogether unfamiliar with the subject matter of this documentary, but I have been guilty of sticking my head in the sand and ignoring the terrible crimes committed by fast fashion brands. No more. If you care about human welfare then I am positive you will want to be part of the solution as well, and being informed is the first step! :)

Apr 16, 2017

A shocking, must-watch documentary about the very real social, economic and environmental impacts of the global fashion industry.

Jan 20, 2017

what the heck is this propaganda??? If people do not want to work for lower wages, then find a better job or just accept it !
I was born in Canada, graduated Grade 12, but for many years went from one minimum job to another because I hated the working conditions or the employees I was alongside with, as I had to work harder, did the majority of work, because they did not do their fair share, and the employers knew I relied on the job simply to eat and pay the rent, so they abused the fact;
I never felt guilty when I found a better / different job and left those bastards hanging.

No way should anybody feel guilty about these so-called "third world countries" manufacturing our clothes, because for many years, so many of us wish that all industries were still based in our own countries and not outsourced globally.

I used to buy exclusively Canadian made clothing,like by MacGregor, but in the mid-late 1990s, this became impossible to find.

Dec 21, 2016

// The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades \\
I would definitely challenge this so-called fact or assertion - - I believe the price has increased steadily, while the quality has gone down markedly. Otherwise, the other parts I agree with.
The nefarious myth repeated ad infinitum is that Americans get cheap goods, the supposed positive of globalization, when the reality has been the offshoring of jobs and importing of almost everything profits the senior execs and owners, as all the increased revenues, from decreased labor costs, goes into their pockets, NOT in lowering product costs - - hence the exponential growth in the variation between the senior executives' salaries and perks, and the workers decreased salaries.

Oct 24, 2016

This is a must watch DVD.


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