Documentaries about the fashion industry that changed our lives
Today’s post – the last one in Fashion Revolution Week – is about fashion documentaries that changed our lives and helped us understand the true cost of the fashion industry. We definitely recommend watching all of them and thinking more about the clothes we are wearing!
The True Cost
I started crying watching The True Cost, although I’ve already stopped buying fast fashion and supporting sweatshops. The film is about all the wrong things that happen in today’s society and in the countries the clothes are produced. It’s probably the most famous fashion documentary and even available on Netflix. It is a must-see and one of the films that will change your way of thinking and (hopefully) buying!
37° – Gift auf unserer Haut
To my knowledge this documentary exists in German only. It’s about the leather and fur industry and believe me, it isn’t pretty. You can watch it on Youtube HERE.
This mini documentary series with three seasons now might not be the one with the most information but it is really touching. It is about Norwegian and Swedish fashion bloggers who travel to Cambodia in order to see how their clothes are produced. You can watch the first season (Norwegian) HERE, the second one (Swedish) HERE and the latest season about their return after a few months HERE.
This one is no documentary but a Youtuber who concentrates on fair fashion and the drawbacks of today’s textile industry. Her videos on why she stopped shopping at H&M (watch it HERE) and Zara (watch it HERE) are very interesting, well-researched and worth a visit! In five to ten minutes she gives you a lot of information that will definitely provide ample food for thought.
The solution to all sorrow is Reduce – Reuse – Recycle: Buy less, think more and if you buy then preferably second hand or recycled fair fashion. The following outfit is completely vintage, even the socks. You can see: Fair fashion doesn’t have to be boring or “eco”. Credits:
Idea, Words: Diana Ranegger | Photographs: Clarissa Kober and Diana Ranegger | Model: Johanna Kohlenberger