Water Docs: Fashion’s Deep Water Impacts

OISE Auditorium
252 Bloor St W
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6

RiverBlue | Toronto Premiere | CANADA | 2016 | 90 min
Fashion Activist Panel: Fashion Takes Action, gooderGoods & WWF Canada

The jeans you’re wearing are killing our rivers. It’s time to make the sustainable manufacturing of clothes fashionable.

Internationally renowned river advocate Mark Angelo journeys through some of the world’s most pristine waterways to some of its most polluted, in an unprecedented global adventure that reveals the dark side of the fashion industry. Through harsh chemical manufacturing processes and the irresponsible disposal of toxic chemical waste, our cloth making is destroying rivers.

As speakers in the film remind us: “We are committing ‘hydro-cide.’ We are deliberately murdering our rivers. . . Every single piece of clothing you buy comes with a cost.” One major fashion brand alone uses 28 trillion gallons of freshwater a year. Both stunning and shocking, RiverBlue is a beautifully shot, high-definition call to action, to manufacture our clothing in a more sustainable way.

Water Docs is supported by Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)

RiverBlue poster