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[Ambassador report] [Thematic Report] Environmental Documentary: The True Cost

by Khushi Chindaliya | 20-10-2020 14:14 Comments 14 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations


I have always enjoyed watching movies, documentaries and reading literature. It provides me a chance to view a particular topic through the lens of the director and broaden my horizons through the understanding that I develop. Through the years, I have watched stunning movies such as Kiss the Ground, WALL-E, An Inconvenient Truth and Interstellar where environmental concerns and the consequences of harm done are depicted using creative ways. However, in this report I would like to talk about the documentary ‘The True Cost' - an Environmental Media Award nominee for Best Documentary Film.


The documentary is on the fashion industry which is deemed as the second largest polluter of the modern world. It talks about the cost borne by the workers of the developing countries and environment to serve western capitalism. The director Andrew Morgan captures the disparity between the developing and the developed world. The documentary depicts how production is outsourced to developing countries with little to no responsibility by multinational fashion companies to produce cheap clothes which further increases consumerism. For example, it talks about an incident of factory collapse and fire in Bangladesh where more than 1000 workers died in a single incident. The documentary talks about the cost of fast fashion choices that we make. It paints a horrifying picture of just how unsustainable the multi trillion dollars making global fashion industry is. While the factories release harmful toxins and companies contaminate the land and soil, there are millions tons of cast off clothing choking the landfills. However, it also shows a positive outlook, an opportunity to use fashion as a tool of development. 


The reason that I chose this documentary is because it gets to the bottom of the supply chain to discover the problem and how we can move forward. It shows how the rich set up polluting industries in developing countries and shift blame on them saying that these countries are majorly responsible for harming the environment. The movie emphasizes that each one of us has the power to not be a victim of fast fashion and ensure that there are no victims in the process of making our clothes.


It is a remarkable documentary as it takes you on a journey to discover the roots of the problem and includes interviews of everyone in the chain from designers to workers. I would be thrilled to hear your opinions on the documentary!

https://finestfashionsite.com/the-true-cost-part-1/ https://www.tes.com/lessons/j9UiKhyJX58WGw/the-true-cost-of-textiles


Khushi Chindaliya

SJ Mentor

  • SJ Mentor says :
    Hello Khushi!
    It's your SJ mentor.

    Thank you for sharing your earnest report with us.
    Modern junk fashion industry endured the scale by exploiting developing country workers without proper labor condition.
    Environmental pollution in developing countries includes responsibility lying with developed countries.
    As you stated we must consider the reality which lies behind appearances to grasp the essence.
    In these latter days, as consumer's awareness to environment increases fashion industries are keeping observation upon current situation.
    They are releasing clothes utilizing recycled materials.
    I think consumer choice can bring about quite radical changes and improvements to our world.

    SJ mentor.
    Posted 02-11-2020 06:32

Khushi Chindaliya

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings khushi
    I hope you are doing well
    Very informative
    Thank you so much for this report on the true cost
    Keep writing
    Green cheers
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 28-10-2020 11:43

Khushi Chindaliya

  • Khushi Chindaliya says :
    I absolutely agree, thank you Mentor WooJoo! :)
    Posted 25-10-2020 05:53

Mun WooJooMentor

  • Mun WooJooMentor says :
    Hello Khushi,
    this is your mentor WooJoo.

    Warm greetings from South Korea.
    You are the first one to recommend us this documentary,
    so I was glad to get to know about this movie which is new to me.
    I like that it points out overfull industries for cloth production, safety issues, and blaming developing countries for environment pollution.
    Cloth production consumes huge amount of energy, uses toxic chemicals for coloring as an example, and high amount of polymers are used for a single cloth.
    I think that the main problem is that it is causing excess consumption and results in low recycling/reusing rate.
    What we should do, as consumers, is to buy only what we trully need and prevent over consumption.

    Thank you for sharing such an informative report.

    Best wishes,
    Posted 25-10-2020 04:39

Khushi Chindaliya

  • Khushi Chindaliya says :
    Hello Vazira

    The document indeed is remarkable. Would love to hear your views on the documentary after you are able to watch it. :)

    Green cheers from India!

    Khushi Chindaliya
    Posted 24-10-2020 15:18

Vazira Ikhtiyorova

  • Vazira Ikhtiyorova says :
    Hi, Khushi! The review about the movie which considers environmental issues you described seems fantastic! I haven't watched but will do my best!
    Green cheers from Uzbekistan!
    Posted 23-10-2020 23:16

Khushi Chindaliya

Puja Khadka

  • Puja Khadka says :
    Hello Khusi,
    I hope you are all good.
    Firstly thank you for sharing such an informative report.
    If feels so good to know that you are talking about the remarkable issues.
    It is very interesting to read.
    Keep sharing more and more.
    With Regards,
    Puja Khadka
    Posted 20-10-2020 21:38

Khushi Chindaliya

Sagar  Koirala

  • Sagar Koirala says :
    Hello Khushi,
    Green Cheers from Nepal

    Thank You Khushi for highlightining the usually unspoken topic. We generally do not consider Fashion industry as a polluter. But they are one of the biggest polluter of the environment. The report is very much informative and insightful. Keep Writing.

    Sagar Koirala
    Posted 20-10-2020 15:45

Khushi Chindaliya

  • Khushi Chindaliya says :
    I absolutely agree @yashwanth kalabandalapati, I have seen videos of fashion bloggers where they tell that had purchased new products just yesterday but have grown tired of them. Moreover, consumerism is the driver of the demand and the consequent over supply of the product. The cast off synthetic clothes, for example, clog the landfills from anywhere between 20 to 200 years until they decompose.
    Posted 20-10-2020 15:02

yashwanth kalabandalapati

  • yashwanth kalabandalapati says :
    Thanks for sharing and many people will buy many products unwantedly it also leads to many things so we should buy thing according to our need .
    Posted 20-10-2020 14:30

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