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Go Green: THE TRUE COST
February 28 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
GO GREEN Sustainable Film Series: THE TRUE COST
New name, new day, new time – The first “GO GREEN” FREE Sustainable Film Series screening of 2019 tackles a persistent issue: Waste in the garment industry. However, our event on Thursday, 2/28 begins with solutions. At 5:30 p.m. the doors open for a community clothing swap organized by Tea With Iris owner Leslie Shockley – bring your beloved but no longer worn fashion and trade up for something more interesting. Also on hand, Kellie Pellegrini of Upcycle Craftworks – teaching creative mending techniques that transform garments you may have given up on into new wearable creations. Karen Riley of Scrap Gallery – demonstrating “next phase” art with fabric that transcends fashion. At 6:00 sample Organic Wine Exchange varieties with Annie Arnold, with full glasses for purchase. At 7:00, the screening of THE TRUE COST begins, with community conversation and more swapping following the film until 9:30 p.m.
Film Screening is FREE. Suggestion donation of $10 for wine tasting/ activities. If you’d like to make a donation prior to the event select the Donation ticket below.
6:00 p.m. Wine Tasting w/ Organic Wine Exchange
7:00 p.m. TRUE COST – followed by discussion/ clothes swap
*Guests are encouraged to bring your beloved but no longer worn fashion and trade up for something more interesting as well as clothes which need mending!
THE TRUE COST
This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them and the impact it’s having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking new documentary film that pulls back the curtain on an unseen part of our world and asks us each to consider, who 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 world’s 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.