My husband and I recently watched The True Cost, a documentary on the fashion industry, and we were moved.
It attempts to shed light on what goes on behind the store: the process of making such an abundance of clothes at such cheap prices. It focuses on how, although the clothes may be cheap for the consumer, there is a true cost behind the production of those clothes that is being paid for by poor skilled laborers and the environment.
It was a very powerful film.
I’m glad that I’ve already started working towards living with a capsule wardrobe. I really want to only buy quality, fair-trade, and more sustainable garments in the future.
If you’ve ever been curious about where your clothes come from or where they go when you’re done with them, check out The True Cost film.
If you want to learn more about sustainable fashion and eco-friendly clothing, I highly recommend Erin’s YouTube Channel, My Green Closet (which is where I heard about The True Cost in the first place).
Think about it.