The True Cost

Monday 28th August | 7:30pm

Film highlighting the social and environmental cost of fashion. Filmmaker Andrew Morgan travels around the globe to see the people who make clothes for the world.

Genre: Documentary


Curated R x j’ai cycle brings to you a FREE community screening of The True Cost to follow with a Q&A panel discussion at the Grassmarket Community Project. The True Cost (2015, 92 min) is an eye-opening documentary about the realities of fast fashion; filmed in response to the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh in 2013 that killed over 2000 garment workers. It explores the social, environmental, and psychological impacts of the fashion industry, ultimately linking them to global capitalism. We very are excited to be hosting this screening, and we look forward to the discussion it inspires.

Speakers on the panel include:
–Ruth MacGlip, an Edinburgh-based fashion blogger
Awarded Blogger of the Year for Scotland at the Herald Fashion Awards 2016
–Julia Madge, Graphic Design – BA (Hons) 2017, University of Edinburgh
Degree show focus on the political spectrum of the world right now, outlining that social media is the propaganda tool of today.

Additional speaker(s) TBC.

A B O U T U S:
Curated R x j’ai cycle is a collaborative summer project focused on facilitating events around Edinburgh to encourage the discussion and practice of a slower type of fashion consumption The fashion industry as it stands is one of the most polluting in the world, and is renowned for its extremely poor labour standards. However, we believe that as individuals we can spark change through the way we approach consumption and how we run our businesses.

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“exposes hidden cost of cute, cheap fashions” Los Angeles Times