The True Cost of Fashion – BIG TALK

Date: Sunday 27th September
Time: 12:30 - 1:30
Location: Talks Mezzanine, Beehive Indoor

Andrea FreemanWayne Hemingway will be joined by Andrea Freeman – Creative Director at the relaunched Beehive knitwear brand –  to talk about ‘the real price of fashion’, taking a look at the severe lack of morals and ethics in the making of clothes across the globe. During the talk they’ll be making reference to The True Cost – a documentary film which pulls back the curtain on the untold story behind the people who make our clothes and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?

The True Cost is a sobering watch. Most of us understand the damage that is done to communities and the environment in some developing countries in the name of our vanity. The documentary highlights the ugly reality of often unregulated and uncaring consumerism. But it all seems so far away and on the whole we continue to put ‘fashion’ and what that achieves for us before ethics. An edited version of the documentary will be screened at the festival in The Sol Cinema, a mobile movie theatre powered entirely by the sun.

It’s free. Just drop in to the Talks Mezzanine.
12.30pm – 1.30pm on Sunday.

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