This documentary is about the story of the manufacturing processes within the fashion industry. The controversy had been brought to light following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in 2013, which caused the death of more than 1000 people in Bangladesh. Those factories, which employ millions of people around the world, particularly in countries such as Bangladesh, Cambodia and Indonesia, supply the major fast fashion brands as, without surprise, those giants need to produce fast and at low cost in order to satisfy the desire of consumers.
The True Cost also focuses on the harmful effect that thousands of factories have on the planet, with the ready-to-wear acting as a ready-to-dispose
We are pleased to hear many major actors of the sustainable fashion industry such as Livia Firth, Stella McCartney, Safia Minney (People Tree), or Vincent Stanley (VP Sustainability at Patagonia).
Andrew Morgan explains that: “The film is not about guilt about what you wear. The only thing to remember is that there are human beings who make these clothes”.