As the price of our clothes decreases, the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. We now live in a world of ‘fast fashion’ and competitive consumerism which although friendly to our wallets has a human and environmental cost that is spiralling out of control. Director Andrew Morgan travels across the world exploring every stage of the fashion industry, from cotton farmers working with harmful pesticides to garment workers labouring in inhumane conditions. It’s clear that in this brutal process the only winner is the multi-national clothing companies.
Featuring interviews with leading protagonists including Stella McCartney and Livia Firth, The True Cost sends out a powerful, urgent message and poses the question, who really pays the price for our cheaper clothes?