These days it is possible to produce clothing at increasingly lower prices thanks to the vast outsourcing of labour and materials to developing countries. Clothing prices are often so low that consumers are able to think of the clothing as disposable. The term "fast fashion" has risen from this type of consumption, where clothing is likened to fast food…quick, cheap and not very healthy.
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.