Fashion's Deep Water Impacts

  • OISE Auditorium - Ontario Institute of Studies in Education 252 Bloor Street West, 1st floor Toronto, ON, M5R Canada

RiverBlue
Toronto Premiere | CANADA | 2016 | 90 min

Filmmakers: David McIlvride, Lisa Mazzotta, Roger Williams
Partner: University of Toronto Student Chapter, Ontario Water Works Assoc.
Emcee & Panel Moderator: Adria Vasil (Ecoholic, NOW Magazine columnist)
Panelists: Kelly Drennan (Fashion Takes Action), Kelly Okamura (gooderGoods), Elizabeth Hendriks (WWF Canada), Roger Williams & Lisa Mazzotta (filmmakers)
Co-presenter: Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
Admission FREE with an optional donation of a gently-used article of clothing. 

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.