The True Cost explores the effect that fast fashion has on the economy and the environment. No door of the garment industry is left unclosed, including the lifestyles of the low-wage workers who are behind the scenes. This documentary dives deeper into consumerism and the role the media plays with fast fashion.
Andrew Morgan makes consumers aware of how fast fashion is affecting the environment in developing countries. This includes heavy pollution on land and in the water, as well as the contamination from pesticides that often lead to diseases and death.
Capitalism and globalism play a huge role in this industry, which leads to poverty and oppression for its workers. Many US consumers are purchasing clothing that has been mass-produced in foreign countries, leading to only 3 % of fashion purchased is actually produced within their country. This documentary shows the real downfalls that fast fashion has on the economy and the planet.