We’re always looking for ways to spread the word and make people take notice and understand the true cost of every cheap item you buy. Here are eye opening fast fashion documentaries you can watch online.
This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. 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?
Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.
Where to watch: Netflix, iTunes and Amazon prime.
Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price
a 2005 documentary film by director Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films. The film presents a negative picture of Wal-Mart’s business practices through interviews with former employees, small business owners, and footage of Wal-Mart executives.
The documentary argues that Wal-Mart underpays its workers, paying them an average of $17,000 per year (in 2005 dollars). Where to watch: Youtube
A vivid and moving documentary in which the personal stories of three female Bangladeshi garment workers and the boss of a fledgling trade union in Dhaka intersect to portray the human cost of western high street fashion.
Where to watch: Youtube
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