The True Cost Screening & Fabric Swap, Glasgow, Scotland


The Stitchery & Fashion Revolution Scotland present The True Cost

Friday, November 11, 6:45pm Doors, 7pm Film Screening
The Stitchery, Glasgow, Scotland
FREE and open to the public. Age 14 + (16 years or younger to be accompanied by an adult).
Post-screening Q&A featuring Fashion Revolution Scotland

If you've been around The Stitchery for long enough, you'll know that we're true evangelists of the lifestyle of making your own clothes and choosing only to purchase well made, ethically sourced clothing from the hi-street. 

One of the inspirations for this lifestyle choice (which we're still transitioning towards) is a documentary called The True Cost.  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?


On the same evening as the True Cost screening, and in the spirit of sustainable living, we will also be hosting a pattern and fabric swap.

What is this you may ask? This is a chance to bring your unused, unwanted pieces of fabric and sewing patterns, and swap them with other sewers from around the local area. As the old American expression goes: "one man's trash is another's treasure". And this is a really good way for us to practice sustainable ways of recycling what's not being used, rather than always having to look for something new.

As always, the evening will be well served with the usual treats, teas and coffees. And, apart from coming away with some food for thought, we also hope this will be a fun time for everyone and a chance to meet other sewers from around the local area

More information:

November 11, 2016 at 6:45pm
The Stitchery
24 Sandyford Pl
Glasgow, Scotland G3 7DS
United Kingdom
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"Truly eye-opening."
Julie Kosin, Harpers Bazaar