The True Cost Directed by Andrew Morgan
The True Cost
 Directed by Andrew Morgan
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- The Guardian
Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #17611 in DVD
  • Released on: 2015-05-29
  • Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Formats: Multiple Formats, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Running time: 92 minutes
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
    5Changed the way I shop
    By AndrewD
    This changed the way I shopped for clothes. I felt like I couldn't know these things and still shop in a way that perpetuated the industry working this way. I felt convicted that wanting the privilege of cheap clothes meant that I valued my comfort (ability to buy a cheap new dress, shirt, or whatever, whenever I wanted to) more than the lives of people who are barely surviving by working in this industry. I did not want to contribute to the demand for sweat shop clothes any more. I started buying a lot of clothes at Threads For Thought (online store) and a few things at American Apparel. I bought my first pair of ethically made shoes!

    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
    5I hope I always think of this film when shopping for consumer goods
    By A Mom
    Fantastic eye-opener of a documentary about where and how our garments are made. I watched this with my 14-year-old daughter. She could name some of the "stars" of the YouTube haul videos. I hope she never watches those uncritically again. She and I have volunteered at the local charity clothing shop, sorting bags of donated clothing. About half of it is either soiled or out of season, so that stuff has to go into bags that get sold for pennies to companies that probably send them to other countries. The charity shop we volunteer in has a mountain going up to the ceiling of garbage bags filled with donated clothing that has yet to be sorted. Before seeing that, I used to think I was doing the charity shop a favor by donating our used clothes. If you see the amount and the quality of stuff they have to sort through every day, you will realize most of what you donate does not get sold to people in your community, because it is soiled, out of fashion, out of season, or possibly buried under a never-ending trash mountain. The only way to do a favor to your communities, local and global, is to avoid buying the cheaply made crap clothing in the first place.

    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
    5Very insightful documentary! A must see!
    By Jennifer
    As a seamstress myself, I hope people see the consequences of the fast fashion industry and consumerism as a whole. Garment making is no easy task. It takes years of practice and skill to be able to create clothes with speed and accuracy, so with that said, industry workers should be paid what they deserve so that they can support their family, have a roof over their heads, and to have food on the table. We also need to think about what we are doing to our planet and how our natural resources are not limitless. This documentary will help to open up your eyes as to why we cannot keep exploiting our fellow human beings and resources, and just remember, once you know something, you can never unknow it. The next time you go shopping, ask yourself, do you really need new shirt? You are voting with every dollar you spend. Buy local, organic, and fair trade whenever you can!

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