Celebrate Earth Day with Ten Thousand Villages, Asheville, NC


Ten Thousand Villages, Asheville presents The True Cost

Thursday, April 14, 7:00pm
Fine Arts Theatre, Asheville, North Carolina
Tickets: $10
Post-screening Q&A with Mandy Broderick, co-manager and Sara Martin, assistant manager, at Ten Thousand Villages

Ten Thousand Villages, Asheville is celebrating Earth Day by highlighting the benefits of fair trade clothing through a series of events during the week of April 11th. On Thursday, April 14th, the non-profit retailer is hosting a screening at the Fine Arts Theatre of The True Cost, a groundbreaking documentary that asks us to consider the impact of our clothing purchases on people and the planet. On Saturday, April 16th, the store will host a preview party for the new spring line of fair trade clothing, footwear, and accessories.

Although the price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, the fashion industry generates upward of 2.5 trillion dollars annually, in large part because ever-changing trends and lower prices encourage consumers to buy more and buy more often. This "fast fashion" movement has a tremendous impact on the environment, with the average American discarding 70 pounds of clothes a year (the majority of which end up in landfills) and the lives of those who produce the clothes, as tragically evidenced just two years ago during the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh. Andrew Morgan, director of The True Cost, explores these issues and more as he travels the world, asking us to consider who really pays the price for our clothing.

Tickets to the film screening on April 14th are $10 and are available at the Fine Arts Theatre, 36 Biltmore Ave. The show starts at 7pm and a free fair trade chocolate bar will be given to the first 50 movie goers to arrive. Immediately following the show, Mandy Broderick, co-manager and Sara Martin, assistant manager, at Ten Thousand Villages, will highlight a few of the fair trade fashions available through their organization and will lead a Q&A for anyone with thoughts to share about the film. All Tickets are $10, and are available at the Fine Arts Box office or Online.

More information and tickets: http://www.fineartstheatre.com/

April 14, 2016 at 7pm
Fine Arts Theatre
36 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
United States
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"Truly eye-opening."
Julie Kosin, Harpers Bazaar