For those Cape Codders who think globally and act locally, here is your opportunity to become more aware of a global industry that has a significant impact on people and the planet.
The evening will begin with a screening of The True Cost, 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 the viewer on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.
The True Cost has been said to be to the fashion industry what Supersize Me was to the fast food industry. Just as many documentaries have done for the food industry,The True Cost shines a light on a world on which Americans rely but from which they have become disconnected.
Following the film will be a panel discussion with Cape Cod’s fashion changemakers to inform on what is being done at a local level to educate shoppers on how to consume in a more conscious way, and to answer questions about the increasingly popular ethical fashion industry. Panelists include Kathryn Hilderbrand, founder ofGood Clothing Company, the Mashpee-based clothing production facility that opened earlier this year, eco-fashion designer Aiste Zitnikaite of Devinto, and Shift Eco Boutique co-owner Amanda Converse.
The event will also include a short fashion show of ethically made clothing from local designers, a pop-up shop of select products from Shift.