The City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability & the Environment along with Sustainable Works and American Cinematheque present documentary film, The True Cost.

The True Cost is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is 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 documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing? The film will be shown at The Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Ave. on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion including: – Taryn Hipwell, CEO of EcoDivas and Founder of Beyond the Label; – Lorrie Ivas,Professor of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Santa Monica College. Plus other experts in the field to be announced, screening is free to Santa Monica residents, high school and college students with valid ID, and Sustainable Works members and anyone else interested can purchase tickets online: This is a sustainable event -Free bike valet -Bring your own reusable water bottle, water provided by City of Santa Monica -Zero-waste event. For more information

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