What does a rural town in South Carolina have to do with China? Americans consume nearly twenty billion new items of clothing each year, and at least one billion of them are made in China. Cotton Road uncovers the transnational movement of cotton and tells the stories of worker’s lives in a conventional cotton supply chain. From rural farms in South Carolina to factory cities in China, we span the globe to encounter the industrial processes behind our rapacious consumption of cheap clothing and textile products. Are we connected to one another through the things we consume? Cotton Road explores a contemporary landscape of globalized labor through human stories and provides an opportunity to reflect on the ways our consumption impacts others and drives a global economy.
Cotton Road director Laura Kissel will come up from her home in South Carolina to screen the movie, engage in a post-film Q&A as well as host a fun post-holiday clothing swap. Bring 5-10 of your best duds to trade with others and help make a dent in the textile waste stream by re-using! All leftover clothing will be donated to Wearable Collections,
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Date: January 7
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Venue: Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator
630 Flushing Ave, 7th Floor, Brooklyn, New York 11206
Free! $10 suggested donation at door. RSVP required.