https://xrmass.org/action/film-screening-01-10-2020/ Beacon Hill Friends House
8 Chestnut St
Boston, MA 02108
Film, Social Good
Please join us for a special screening of 'The True Cost', a film about the fashion and clothing industry. Admission is free, but we ask that you reserve a spot using eventbrite. (we also happily accept donations). This is part of a film series we are running on the climate and ecosystem crisis. Door opens at 6:30pm, film at 7pm
The world now consumes about 80 billion new pieces of clothing every year. This is 400% more than the amount we consumed just two decades ago. As new clothing comes into our lives, we also discard it at a shocking pace. The average American now generates 82 pounds of textile waste each year. That adds up to more than 11 million tons of textile waste from the U.S. alone. Historically, clothing has been something we have held onto for a long time, but with cheap clothing now abundantly available we are beginning to see the things we wear as disposable.