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5 Must See Documentaries About the Fashion Industry

Amanda Mirus

Amanda Mirus

It is no secret that the fast fashion industry NEEDS TO CHANGE. 

You may know what goes on behind the scenes but have you actually took the time to understand the damages of the fast fashion industry?

One of my goals is to bring more awareness to the dark side of the fast fashion industry. And one way to do that is give people different sources to get an understanding for themselves. 

Here is a list of 5 MUST SEE DOCUMENTARIES ABOUT THE FAST FASHION INDUSTRY.

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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 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?

Fashion lover Assefeh Barrat follows every stage of the production process – from cotton growers in the USA, to factory owners in Turkey and designers in the West to see who is leading the way in reducing fashion’s environmental impact. And she asks consumers if they are really willing to change their fast fashion habits.

Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, RIVERBLUE spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries, fashion. Narrated by clean water supporter Jason Priestley, this groundbreaking documentary examines the destruction of our rivers, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future.

Udita, the latest documentary from The Rainbow Collective, brings together footage capturing garment work in Bangladesh, collected over a five year period.

The Rainbow Collective premiered the film in East London at the Unite The Union Community Centre to a packed house on 24 April, marking the 2nd anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse.

When people in the West throw their clothes away, their cast-offs often go on a journey east, across the oceans, to India’s industrial interior.

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