CCLA | WEVU Community Screening & Discussion

Who Pays The Price of Our Clothing

The True Cost is an unprecedented documentary that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.

Audience post-film discussion to follow with Director Andrew Morgan and other fashion entrepreneurs and trailblazers.  Doors open at 7:00pm, film starts at 7:30pm


Directed by Andrew Morgan 

This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?

Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.

The fashion industry and the production of clothes globally continues to be one of the most unconscious business supply chains on the planet. THE TRUE COST explores what's behind this multi-trillion dollar industry and what type of changes are possible to shift the business practices inherent therein.

Please join us for a screening and lively post-film discussion with the director and several other fashion entrepreneurs: 

Andrew Morgan

Andrew Morgan
Director/Producer – The True Cost

Andrew is an internationally recognized director focused on telling stories for a better tomorrow. His experience includes a broad range of work that spans narrative and documentary storytelling for both commercial and film projects. After studying cinematography at the Los Angeles Film School he went on to co-found Untold Creative, a hybrid filmmaking studio where he currently serves as the creative director. He is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post and speaks regularly on the power of storytelling as a tool in the ongoing fight for human rights around the world. Andrew lives in LA with his wife Emily and their four children.


 Sharleen Ernster

Sharleen Ernster
Founder/CEO, Hot-As-Hell

Sharleen started her career as an assistant buyer for Amanda Fielding. She then served as a merchandiser for private label woven separates at Henri Bendel and the DMM women’s apparel and accessories for Armani Exchange. Additionally, Ms. Ernster has more than 20 years of experience as a fashion executive of global brands such as Victoria's Secret, where she spent 13 years in senior merchandising and design roles, including executive vice president of design. She has worked in swim, apparel, lingerie, shoes and accessories, and most recently at Guess as the chief design officer.


Ron Alcalay

Ron Alcalay
Founder/CEO of Vital Hemp

After ten years teaching Literature and Film History, Ron founded Vital Hemp in 2003.  Working with local, family-owned businesses, he designs, domestically manufactures, and distributes hemp clothing and accessories to wholesale and e-commerce customers worldwide, as well as from a retail store on Main St. in Santa Monica, California.


Thanks to our Community Partner: LA Yoga Magazine/Bliss Network


January 27, 2016 at 7:30pm - 10pm
The Crest Theater
1262 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
United States
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