Last year I watched The True Cost, a documentary film about the human and environmental impacts of the fashion industry. The film sheds light on the wasteful nature of fast fashion and the horrible working conditions in the factories where cheap clothing is made.
This groundbreaking documentary asks the simple question: “Who made my clothes?” It features activists and green fashion companies too (it’s not all grim). And it drives home the obvious fact that no one should die making the styles we love to wear.
This film, and a book called Overdressed, The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, were the catalysts that changed my career trajectory and prompted me to open Drizzle & Shine. Can a film really change your life? Have a look.
You can watch the entire movie on Netflix, Amazon, or iTunes.