The True Cost of Fashion Will Change How You Shop

A documentary and a discussion that aim to change your shopping habits and the fashion industry.

By Eden Dawn November 30, 2015

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On November 30 the Fashion Collective Portland, a nascent non-profit aimed at the development of Portland's fashion industries, sponsors a screening of The True Cost of Fashion at the Hollywood Theater. Afterwards, the organization invites theater goers and the fashion interested to gather at Moon and Sixpence (2014 NE 42nd) to discuss the film and find out more about Fashion Collective Portland's goals.

About the film:

"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 grown dramatically. The True Cost is 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?

Written about by multiple fashion sources–Vogue, Elle and The New York Times to name a few–the film takes place in countries all over the world. Mixing in footage from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, it features interviews with the world’s leading influencers such as Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva. It's 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 that Elle summed up as "gut wrenching and alarming."

It'll change the way you shop forever, and that's a good thing.

The True Cost
November 30, 7 pm
Hollywood Theater


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