About the event:
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 increased dramatically. The True Cost is a ground-breaking 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, eye-opening journey around the world, peering into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.
Directed by Andrew Morgan and produced by Michael Ross, executive producers Lucy Siegle, Livia Firth, Vincent Vittorio and Christopher L Harvey. Laura Piety associate producer
Screening starts: 18:15
Tickets can be bought at the Labia Theatre
Below are related movie clips and the official trailer to watch.
See the trailer here
The True Cost: Behind the scenes
Why this film? “The True Cost”
Who makes our clothing? – Livia Firth
What the critics say:
“A Portrait of exploitation” – New York Times
“’The True Cost’ attacks the business of fast fashion” – CNBC
“If you make one fashion move this summer, consider making it a trip to see The True Cost” – Vogue
“Gut-wrenching and alarming” – Elle Magazine
“Staggering” – The LA Times
“A sweeping, heartbreaking and damning survey of the clothing economy” – CNN
Location: Labia Theater
68 Orange Street , Gardens , Western Cape , Cape Town