The True Cost Movie
The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film which I would recommend you ALL watch – if you’ve not yet seen it. We watched it with our boys, who were 11 and 13 at the time, perhaps a little young for some of the more disturbing sights, however, our 11 year old said that all schools should show this – as they and their school friends start to ask to wear the latest fashion brands, perhaps it will make them ask ‘Who made my clothes?’
The film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?
We are lucky enough to have ‘hand-me-downs’ from local friends with older teenage boys, so we are not directly buying into this culture of fast fashion, however, as the boys get older, they see their friends at school wearing ‘designer’ brands, and have started asking for the same themselves as special birthday gifts.
Some of our favourite thoughtful brands that cater for teenage boys, Lost Shapes – great raglan sleeve screen printed designs, printed in Frome Somerset, using organic cotton, and fairtrade Ts. And Po-Zu.com whose unisex, ethically produced eco sneakers really appeal to both teenage boys and girls.
We do however find it really hard to buy ethically for teenagers – and would welcome suggestions in the comments box below….
Well, what an incredibly diverse week I have had… hanging out at #ZandraRhodes penthouse with Fritha @tigerlillyquinn (thank you @peopletreeuk), look at Zandra Rhodes’ floor!! 💕 THEN watching the #truecostmovie at the #hackneypicturehouse (great food; life-changing film, a complete *must-see* excellent work @safia_minney @lucysiegle) and spending the evening with Jill @themiddlewick… And then today realising you are a mother of an 11yo boy and spending his 🎂 birthday bouncing around on trampolines (what a hoot! Thank you #oxygenfreejumping) where I was the dodgeball champion. I thank you. 👑 Exhausted. Now at home with a Gin and Tonic. As you do. #feelinggrateful #embracehappy #nothingisordinary #nothingisordinary_ #amazingfloorsandwanderingfeet #fblogging #ethicalfashion #floortiles #ethical #sustainablefashion #eco #fashionrevolution #fashionrevolutionday #slowfashion #PoZuShoes #ihavethisthingwithfloors #soveryhappyandglad #fromwhereistand #happyhipsterfeet #london_by_incredibusy #makegreenmainstream #enbroguepleasureandpain #PTxZR ☺ #lfw #ss16
Rent or own the film today! Visit http://truecostmovie.com for more details.
Director: Andrew Morgan
Producer: Michael Ross
Sound Mix & Design: Michael Flowe
Composer: Duncan Blickenstaff
Exec. Producers: Livia Firth & Lucy Siegle
Vincent Vittorio & Christopher L. Harvey