The Cost of Clothing

Written by Denise Deby.


Ever wonder about the real cost of the clothes you buy? The real social and environmental costs?

The True Cost is a documentary about what it costs for people and their environments to produce the clothes we wear.

Inter Pares is screening The True Cost at its next film night, Thursday, May 12, 2016, 6:30-9 p.m. at its office (221 Laurier Ave. East). There’ll be a discussion afterward with David Bruer, Inter Pares and Sarah Carpenter, former researcher with the International Labour Organization in Bangladesh.

Check the Inter Pares website for more information and to RSVP.

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Clothing swaps are a greener alternative to buying new. In clothing swaps, people pool their unused clothes, and everyone gets to choose some to take home. You can organize one with your friends, or head on down to Black Squirrel Books on Sunday, May 22, 2016 for their clothing swap. As well as an opportunity to swap your gently-used clothes for some that are new-to-you, it’s a fundraiser for the Ottawa Mission and St. Joe’s Women’s Centre.

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