Discover how extraordinary the world of fashion could be if we started valuing the makers of our clothes and the ancient production practices they have to make clothes into remarkable pieces of art. Learn hard truths behind the fashion industry and follow the fascinating journey of inspiring designer Laura Siegel who personally travels to India every year to design high fashion artisan pieces alongside the highly skilled and creative hands of South Asia.
Set on a backdrop of magnificent Earthly wonders, the film shares how several individuals have seen their Patagonia garments stand the test of time while they come to realize how important it is for us to decrease our impact on the planet by buying less. Not only does buying high quality, consciously made clothing decrease our impact on the environment, it allows us to pass cherished memories experienced in the long-lasting garment down for generations.
In just 14 minutes, this mini-documentary offers an eye opening perspective to where some of our clothing waste goes, how it's recycled and how these mounds and mounds of textile waste perplex and amuse the women processing them each day.
The film offers expert opinions, thought provoking imagery and intriguing first hand stories from garment workers. We admire The True Cost for stirring their viewer to consider the people behind our clothes, but at the same time we think it only reveals the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the garment industry and the alternative options available for the conscious shopper.
The series does an excellent job of tastefully yet honestly highlighting the realities of the lives of the people sewing clothes for large chain fashion companies. Quite quickly the three Norwegians go from carefree to utterly disturbed by the many facets of injustice that workers in the textile industry must endure.