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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?
About Lauren Morgan Co.: “Beautiful handcrafted apparel with ethical and environmentally mindful business practices were once mutually exclusive. We are now in a groundswell of active consumerism that insists on truth and change in a fashion industry still operating in the stone ages. We inquire where our products are made, under what conditions, using which chemicals, and to what effect on the environment. We seek to connect with the makers, meet their families, hear their stories, learn of their challenges and triumphs. We look under the surface of marketing claims and demand more research and data for the chemicals permitted on our bodies and in our homes, water and air. We support small steps and never ridicule efforts toward detoxifying the fashion industry. We collaborate with all people and fields, and take a position of industry outsider to affect maximum change. We consider the cost of life for production and consumption of products and experiences. ”
“The ugliness beneath the glamour is exposed by this vitally important documentary, which addresses the immense, ongoing problems in the fashion industry.”–David Noh, Film Journal International
“A few bumper-sticker sentiments can’t detract from this compelling film, which is, above all else, a badly needed conversation-starter.”–Casey Jarman, Willemette Weekly