Be part of the Fashion Revolution.
Belvele and Fashion Revolution invite you to a screening of
The True Cost for Fashion Revolution Week.
Film Screening and Panel Discussion featuring members of San Francisco's fashion industry. All proceeds and donations from the event will be donated to a fund for the victims of the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse.
Andrea Plell: Founder of Ecologique Fashion
Andrea is the founder of Ecologique Fashion, a sustainable fashion consultancy based in the SF Bay Area, and Refix Magazine a slow fashion blog. She is best known for her role in producing the Fibershed Fashion Gala, as well as the runway show for the Grow Your Jeans Project. She is currently the Communications Director at EcoHabitude- an online peer-to-peer marketplace for eco-friendly and socially conscious products, a member of the Ethical Writers Coalition, and contributing writer for Ecouterre.
Daniela Degrassi: Founder of Annaborgia
Daniela Degrassi, Founder and Creative Director at Annaborgia, arrives in California in 1997 where she starts her American professional career as a portrait and wedding photographer. As a wedding industry insider, throughout the years Daniela observes and acknowledges some of the unsustainable aspects of the trade which inspired her, in 2015 to create Annaborgia, a line of luxe ethical clothing for social events that make an easy re-wear thanks to their classic, minimalist lines. Daniela’s goal is to revolutionize the Wedding Fashion Industry and change the mindset of brides and bridesmaids allowing them to make a long lasting investment.
Luke Swanson: Founder of The Tripty Project
Luke Swanson is an Environmental Scientist turned Sustainable Fashion Activist based in Oakland, California. Currently, he is the Coordinator for Fashion Revolution West Coast USA and Founder of The Tripty Project, a Bangladesh based sustainable fashion brand. Over the past four years he has worked with NGOs in Bangladesh to create jobs that have a positive impact on the producing communities, culture and environment while bridging the gap between producer and consumer.
Marissa Goodman Thieriot: Founder of Tempest + Bentley
Marissa Goodman Thieriot is the Founder and Designer of Tempest + Bentley. The luxury knitwear collection responsibly sourced in the U.S. and made in California. Marissa designed knitwear for over ten years for San Francisco companies including Esprit, Gap and Levi’s. Most recently Marissa worked at Google developing fashion & lifestyle e-commerce products. Marissa also supports her husband Charles de Young Thieriot, 6th generation sustainable rancher, and his family business, for their historic California ranch, Rancho Llano Seco.
Monica Rojas: Founder of Belvele
Belvele's founder, Monica Rojas, became fascinated with fashion at a young age. She has worked in the industry for 10 years in various roles, including management, merchandising, and buying. She became passionate about sustainable fashion in 2013, when the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse opened her eyes to the devastating effects of the fashion industry. She made a choice to shop more consciously and even learned to sew for herself. The lack of transparency in the industry inspired her to put her business background to work to launch a platform for ethical fashion that you want to wear.
Jack Danger Canty
Jack Danger is a linguist working as a software engineer at Square. When he was young his career goal was to be a professional volunteer solving the world's problems. That proved to be wildly unsustainable and now he's looking for a better, less crazy way to affect systemic improvements.
1345 Bush St
San Francisco, CA
Thursday, April 21
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
About the Film:
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? Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva.
About the Director:
Andrew Morgan is an internationally recognized director focused on telling stories for a better tomorrow. His experience includes a broad range of work that spans narrative and documentary storytelling for both commercial and film projects. After studying cinematography at the Los Angeles Film School he went on to co-found Untold Creative, a hybrid filmmaking studio where he currently serves as the creative director. He is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post and speaks regularly on the power of storytelling as a tool in the ongoing fight for human rights around the world.
About Fashion Revolution:
On 24th April each year, Fashion Revolution will bring everyone in the fashion value chain together and help to raise awareness of the true cost of fashion, show the world that change is possible, and celebrate all those involved in creating a more sustainable future. As a global movement uniting around an annual campaign, over the next 5 years we believe we will build considerable momentum and achieve incredible impact together. We recognize that, in many cases, Fashion Revolution will bring together organisations and people that, outside of Fashion Revolution, remain competitors.