Film screening: The True Cost

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The Bookworm (书虫) , Gongti Bei Lu Tue 23 Apr

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Join us for this groundbreaking documentary film that pulls the curtain back on the untold story of fast fashion, followed by a panel discussion with panelists from Beijing’s sustainable fashion industry.

The True Cost is a documentary film about clothing and fast fashion. It's about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically.

It 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? Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the worlds leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth, and Vandana Shiva.

The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.

Panelists include:
Claudia Fan – Circular Fashion Program Officer from Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Kathrin von Rechenberg – Natural dye artist & Couture designer from Rechenberg
Catherine McMahon – Designer from Atlas-Studio
Rebecca Archer – Founder of Clothing Auction Network
Hans Galliker – Moderated-Ecopreneur from NEEMIC.

Join us on Tue April 23 to learn about how you can use your power as a consumer to vote for ethical and sustainable clothing. Arrive at 7pm, documentary screening at 7:30pm followed by a short panel discussion.

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Date: Tue 23 Apr
Time: 7-10pm
Event admission: Presale 50RMB, at the door 70RMB
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Venue name: The Bookworm (书虫)
Open: 9am-midnight daily
English address: Inside Courtyard 4, Gongti Bei Lu, Chaoyang district
Chinese address: 朝阳区工体北路4号院
Event telephone: 6503 2050
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