“The True Cost” at the Aero Theatre
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What it cost to put the shirt on your back goes way beyond what you paid at the cash register; the price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental toll has risen dramatically. Shot in countries around the globe, this groundbreaking new documentary traces a path from Third World sweat shops to fashion runways driven by globalization and unchecked consumerism, and tells you what you can do to dress sustainably.
Panel discussion will follow with experts in the field, including Taryn Hipwell, CEO of EcoDivas and founder of Beyond the Label; and Lorrie Ivas, Professor of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Santa Monica College. Free to Santa Monica residents and high school and college students with valid ID. Ride your bike to the screening and enjoy the convenience of a free bike valet courtesy of the Santa Monica Dept. of Planning and Community Development.