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?
‘The world now consumes about 80 billion new pieces of clothing every year. This is 400% more than the amount we consumed just two decades ago. As new clothing comes into our lives, we also discard it at a shocking pace. The average American now generates 82 pounds of textile waste each year. That adds up to more than 11 million tons of textile waste from the U.S. alone. Historically, clothing has been something we have held onto for a long time, but with cheap clothing now abundantly available we are beginning to see the things we wear as disposable.’ – The True Cost
After watching this documentary, I was shocked that our clothing had such a significant impact on the environment. I became more inclined to get my clothes from op shops, ethical businesses or I make them myself. I began researching to find local ethical companies, and after a few hours I found these.
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