True Cost Movie & Community Discussion, Leland, Michigan


Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology and The Old Art Building present The True Cost

Thursday, January 19, 2017, 6:30pm
Leelanau Community Cultural Center/The Old Art Building, Leland, Michigan
FREE and open to the public. Donations appreciated. Please RSVP. Refreshments available.
Post-screening panel discussion

True Cost the Movie – a documentary about the real price of fast fashion and Community Discussion

Can Northern Michigan support a full-loop textile system and become an economically viable industry that uses local sources? Can natural dye-plant growers, small farmers raising fiber from sheep, alpaca, yak, llama and goat, and small business owners, processors, and existing networks that support the different segments in the system sustain a full-loop textile system? Through discussion can we find the gaps that are current impediments to achieving 100% locally made products?

True Cost, the movie, is an opportunity to learn more about the reasons why there is an effort to move toward bringing textile manufacturing back to Northern Michigan. 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?

Following the screening will be a panel discussion with people in the textile loop, such as textile designers, garment makers, community organizers, and others.

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NW Lower Michigan tour schedule
RSVP and learn more about individual venue screenings across NW Lower Michigan:
Learn more about the film:

The Old Art Building
111 S Main St, Leland, MI 49654
Thursday January 19, 2017 6:30-9pm 
(refreshments available)

Jordan River Arts Council 
301 Main St, East Jordan, MI 49727
Saturday Feb 18, 2017 6-8:30pm
(soup and salad provided by JRAC)

Grow Benzie
5885 Frankfort Hwy (M-115), Benzonia, MI 49616
Tuesday Feb 28, 2017 6-8:30pm 

North Central Michigan College
1515 Howard St, Petoskey, MI 49770
Library Conference Center
Wednesday April 19, 2017 6:30-9pm

The Bay Theatre
214 N St Joseph St, Suttons Bay, MI 49682
Wednesday May 10, 2017 6:30-9pm

A collaboration of Interlochen College of Creative ArtsNorth Central Michigan CollegeCrosshatch Center for Art & Ecology Fiber Guilds, The Bay TheatreGrow BenzieJordan River Arts Council and The Old Art Building.

January 19, 2017 at 6:30pm
The Old Art Building
111 S Main St
Leland, MI 49654
United States
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