THE TRUE COST SCREENING
In recognition of Fashion Revolution Week and in honour of the 1,133 people who died and the 2,500 who were injured when the Rana Plaza factory building in Bangladesh collapsed on 24 April 2013, PROJECT FUTURES has partnered with Fashion Revolution and the Westpac Youth Network to bring you a heart-breaking, yet compelling film that opens our eyes to the global impact of fashion on people and the planet.
The True Cost is a ground breaking 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 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.
Date: Wednesday 26 April 2017
Time: 615pm Check-In
635pm Welcome and Raffle Draw
650pm Film to commence
825pm Panel Discussion
Where: Event Cinemas, George St Sydney
Cost: $25 per ticket or $35 to include popcorn and a drink
Thanks to our sponsor, the Westpac Youth Network, all proceeds from the event will be donated to PROJECT FUTURES to support victims of trafficking and exploitation in the Asia-Pacific region.
Every person who attends the screening will also walk away with this ethically sourced "Who Made My Clothes" tote bag from OCC Apparel!
ABOUT THE EVENT:
This is more than a screening.
Not only do we want you to learn and enjoy yourself, but we also want you to help us take action and form part of the revolution. We want this to be both SERIOUS and FUN.
The Serious: Following the film, there will be a short panel discussion where you will hear from two incredible women working to address these issues and be able to ask questions.
Jaana Quaintance-James, is the Ethical Sourcing Manager of David Jones and has been responsible for the development and delivery of the business' five year ethical sourcing strategy since 2015.
In this role she draws on 12 years of experience developing and implementing change programs which identify and remediate labour standards risks in international supply chains. She has fieldwork experience in over 15 countries delivering social audits, leading training sessions for workers, supervisors and managers, and implementing remediation programs.
Melinda Tually, is the Director of NDLESS: The New Normal and the Co-ordinator for Fashion Revolution Australia and New Zealand. Melinda advises brands and retailers on responsible business and supply chain strategy, social and environmental risks, communications, partnerships and sourcing.
She established the Australian and New Zealand arm of Fashion Revolution in 2013 and sits on its Global Advisory Committee. The movement has garnered nation wide press across print, television and radio and has facilitated events and online campaigns, successfully advocating to all stakeholders in the fashion industry.
The Fun: We are also encouraging everyone who attends the screening to wear their clothes inside out or turn their tops around to take a photo of your label just before the screening starts. Signage will be available when you arrive to take that magic shot!
· Upload to instagram and ask your brand #whomademyclothes.
There will also be a raffle and lucky door prize as part of the event.
1 for $5 | 3 for $10 | 10 for $20
- A family pass to Taronga Zoo,
- Moonbird: Women's Organic Cotton Pyjama - Royal Maquis Tunic Set
- 700ml bottle of Cointreau
- A two pack of Kusaga Athletic The Greenest Tees
- Tara Winkler's Biography: How (not) to start an orphanage by a woman who did
- Four Unlimited Rides passes to Luna Park Sydney!
- Captain Cook Story Cruise for two people on Sydney Harbour
LUCKY DOOR PRIZE
Don't forget to bring your business card for a chance to win a thought-provoking book by Clare Press:
In the 21st century, the fashion industry is out of control – and so, apparently, are we.
We are buying clothes like never before, so many that the average Australian woman wears just a third of what's in her wardrobe. And men are fast catching up – global menswear sales increased by 70 per cent from 1998 to 2014. The industry produces way too much: things we don't need and wouldn't want if we weren't so brainwashed by social media, and advertising and celebrities who never wear the same thing twice.
The Westpac Youth Network recognise the power and potential of young people to positively influence this industry and curb demand purely by making fewer, better quality choices.
We want to thank our sponsor for supporting this initiative and helping us to raise awareness of this issue amongst such an important group within the organisation.