University of Winchester marks Winchester Fashion Week 2017 with screening of The True Cost documentary and ethical fashion exhibition

12 Apr 2017
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Who really pays the price for the clothes we wear? A feature-length documentary exploring the impact of fashion on people and the planet is hosted at a special screening at the University of Winchester this month as part of Winchester Fashion Week (24-29 April). 

The True Cost is about the clothes we wear, the people who make them and the impact the industry is having on our planet. Filmed in countries all over the world, from catwalks to slums, it includes interviews with some of the leading influencers in the fashion world, including Stella McCartney and Livia Firth.
 
Alongside the free screening, the University - which is a sponsor of Winchester Fashion Week - is also hosting a small exhibition of ethical fashion, featuring upcycled dresses by ethical designer Mia Nisbet; archive film footage from the Wessex Film and Sound Archive; fashion creations and vintage accessories by Winchester Oxfam's Oxcyclers and more.
 
Dr Savithri Bartlett, Senior Research Fellow in Fashion Marketing and Media, is introducing the film and answering questions from the audience at the end. 
 
The University of Winchester offers an undergraduate degree programme in Fashion Marketing and Media, which includes a module focusing on sustainability and responsibility in fashion. Students work with leading companies such as Patagonia and social activists Black Fish to engage a digital generation in sustainable issues.
 
There will be an informal drinks reception and a chance to enjoy the exhibition at 6pm before the screening at 6.30pm. The screening will end at approximately 8pm.
 
The film screening and exhibition are free to attend but registration is essential at this link: www.winchester.ac.uk/thetruecost
 
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