Film and Conversation: The Cost of Fashion and the Quest for Sustainable Solutions

Janice Wallace, editor-in-chief, Façon Magazine

Watch the groundbreaking documentary The True Cost, then join Janice Wallace, editor-in-chief of Façon Magazine, for a post-film discussion. This program relates to the exhibition Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse. Free, but registration is required. Register online or call 202-994-7394. 

5:00 PM: Film: The True Cost

The True Cost is a story about clothing. It's about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the fashion industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. This documentary film pulls back the curtain on this untold story and asks us to consider: Who really pays the price for our clothing? (Andrew Morgan, 2015, 92 minutes.)

6:30 PM: Discussion: Look Good/Do Good, How to be Fashionable and Sustainable

Janice Wallace will present ethical and sustainable alternatives to fast fashion that consumers can choose without sacrificing style.