(purchase The True Cost )
I have watched The True Cost a couple of times since it launched on 5/29, and it doesn’t get any easier. The truth is, that most of us are so out of touch with the (primarily) women who make our clothes. We are insulated, and haven’t taken the time to learn the truth about why exactly t-shirts cost $4.99 at H&M and shoes $19.99 at Forever21, at least until we are hit with the news that a factory in Bangladesh collapsed killing more than 1,000 people. But even then, we forget soon enough.
The True Cost is a fashion documentary that tries to expose and educate us on the REAL cost of our clothing; the human and ecological costs are just as important as how much we pay at the register. It doesn’t have all the answers, and left me with many questions, but it’s a good start, and an important film for anyone who cares both about clothes, and about the world we live in.
Read more of my thoughts and review on Grechen’s Closet. Have you seen it? What did you think?