On Monday, March 13th, we hosted our first in-store documentary screening. Columbia community members were invited for an open-house style screening of the film, The True Cost, by director Andrew Morgan.
The film explores the impact of the garment industry and how clothes we wear affect the world we live in. From where and how our clothes are made to who makes them, the film raised many questions surrounding the ethical production of garments and why we at Route are so passionate about knowing where and who made what we wear.
Following the film, Rafiqul Islam Rana, a graduate teaching assistant with the college of Textile and Apparel Management led a discussion surrounding his experience in the production of ready-made garments in Bangladesh.
He shared about his experience in the industry and why coming to pursue graduate school in the U.S. can have an impact there. Those who attended were able to ask him questions and overall the evening was eye-opening and an intriguing look into what goes into making our clothes. We at Route hope to continue the conversation started here by hosting more monthly events partnering with various local organizations and campus groups. We would love to see you in store soon!
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