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Critics’ Picks: June 5 – June 11, 2015

LA TIMES | Critics’ Picks: June 5 - June 11, 2015 Go to any shopping mall, and inexpensive clothes are abundant — $4.99 T-shirts, $7.90 skinny jeans, $8.90 sandals. But as we fill our closets, who pays the price? That question is answered in the wide-ranging new film “The True Cost.” In the wake of the 2013

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Anne Hathaway, Georgina Chapman, and More Join Livia Firth to Support The True Cost

VOGUE | Anne Hathaway, Georgina Chapman, and More Join Livia Firth to Support The True Cost by James Michael Vela “I hope people open their eyes and hearts to the simple truth that there are people behind the clothes that we wear,” said Andrew Morgan, the director of the eye-opening documentary The True Cost, which pulls back the curtain

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“This is a very painful reality”: The “staggering” human and environmental cost of fast fashion

SALON | “This is a very painful reality”: The “staggering” human and environmental cost of fast fashion by Lindsay Abrams The only thing more miserable than shopping at Forever 21 is being one of the people who makes its clothes. Go online or, if you’re especially brave, to the Macy’s in Herald Square, and allow yourself

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‘World Factory’ Production Throws Spotlight on the Garment Industry

WWD | ‘World Factory’ Production Throws Spotlight on the Garment Industry By Nina Jones The garment industry has been thrust under the cultural spotlight in recent weeks. Following the release of Andrew Morgan’s harrowing film “The True Cost,” which questions the relentless demands that the pace of fast fashion places on the garment industry, the Young

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Can We Ever Break Our Collective Grip on Fast Fashion?

The Huffington Post | Can We Ever Break Our Collective Grip on Fast Fashion? The global juggernaut that is fast fashion is a fairly recent phenomenon, but if you ask Andrew Morgan, the director of The True Cost, a new film about the garment industry, it's not entirely to blame for the environmental and labor ravages.

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Why not all fashion documentaries should be pretty

The Guardian | Why not all fashion documentaries should be pretty by Lucy Siegle Fashion has always enjoyed a love affair with film – from Dior & I to Valentino: The Last Emperor and Mademoiselle C – but how does the industry react when the story veers away from wide-eyed escapism and the tale is far from fabulous?A

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New documentary examines the true cost of our obsession with fast fashion

TreeHugger | New documentary examines the true cost of our obsession with fast fashion By Katherine Martinko"The True Cost: A Fashion Documentary" shows that there's a human price to pay for bargain shopping. Prepare to be shocked.Consumptionism: The act of getting customers to treat things they’d normally use for a long time (i.e. appliances, houses, vehicles) as things

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