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5 Sustainable Fashion Films to Inspire Ethical Choices

This holiday season, explore our favourite films and series for resources and insights into innovative solutions and steps toward change.

by The AFC

20 December 2023

To lessen our environmental footprint, especially in our wardrobes where much of our consumption occurs, it's crucial to understand the environmental implications and celebrate emerging solutions.

How can we start? Documentaries, short films and series can be helpful resources for insights into innovative solutions, steps toward change, and individual journeys toward sustainability within the fashion industry.

This holiday season, explore our favourite films and series:

Fashion Redressed

Curious about the future of fashion? Uncover the answers in ‘Fashion Redressed,’ the latest global fashion film series presented by Global Fashion Agenda and BBC Storyworks. 'Fashion Redressed' aims to raise awareness of the ideas designing for the future of fashion, featuring a collection of stories from across the globe of tailor-made solutions to fit us and our planet.

The series highlights AFC Member ELK in the episode 'A Journey of Discovery,' focusing on radical transparency to address environmental challenges through scientific solutions. Additionally, it features episodes that showcase eBay, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and many other changemakers contributing to the future of fashion.

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The Way We Wore

This three-part series offers a dynamic exploration of Australian fashion, delving into its cultural and historical significance. Each episode showcases insights from leading industry experts including Glynis Traill-Nash, Lucianne Tonti, Elaine George, Jenny Kee and many more. Embark on the journey with Celeste Barber as she explores the evolution of the Australian fashion industry.

Join her in celebrating prominent change-makers including AFC Members Zimmermann, Jordan Gogos, Bianca Spender and CUE.

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The War on Waste

ABC's The War on Waste delves deep into Australia's waste crisis, uncovering everyday solutions to empower viewers in reducing waste. The three-episode series sheds light on plastic, food, and clothing waste, culminating in a startling revelation in the final episode: approximately two-thirds of our clothing is made from synthetic materials.

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Fashion Reimagined

'Fashion Reimagined' shares the journey of fashion designer Amy Powney from Mother of Pearl, as she embarks on a mission to create a truly sustainable collection from field to finished garment.

When she wins the coveted Vogue award for the Best Young Designer of the Year, which comes with a big cash prize, Amy decides to use the money to create a sustainable collection from field to finished garment and transform her entire business. Over the following three years, her revolution becomes the precursor of a much bigger, societal change.

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The True Cost

The True Cost unveils alarming truths about the fashion industry, prompting us to question: who truly bears the cost of our clothing? This documentary explores a spectrum of issues, ranging from the environmental impact and labor rights abuses in recently industrialised nations to the link between genetically modified cotton and cancer incidence.

It illustrates the detrimental effects of the Western world's pursuit of inexpensive, disposable fashion, revealing how this demand is not only eroding lives but also wreaking havoc on the planet.

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