The first  FREE GO GREEN Sustainable Film Series screening of 2019 tackles a persistent issue: waste in the garment industry.

“Documentaries with sustainable themes often present problems, leaving the audience uneasy but without suggestions for change. However, our event on Thursday, February 28 begins with solutions,” said Megan Goehring, Certified Farmers’ Market Manager and Director of the series. The film Screening is FREE. Suggestion donation of $10 for wine tasting/activities. The event takes place at the Palm Springs Cultural Center.

At 5:30 p.m. the doors open for a clothing swap organized by Tea With Irisowner Leslie Shockley – bring your beloved but no longer worn fashion and trade up for something more interesting. Also on hand, Kellie Pellegrini of Upcycle Craftworks – teaches creative mending techniques that transform garments you may have given up on into new wearable creations. Karen Riley of Scrap Gallery – demonstrates “next phase” art with fabric that transcends fashion. At 6:00 p.m. sample Organic Wine Exchange varieties with Annie Arnold, with full glasses for purchase. At 7:00 p.m., the screening of THE TRUE COST begins, with community conversation and more swapping following the film until 9:30 p.m.

GO GREEN Sustainable Film Series is a program of the Certified Farmers’ Markets of the Coachella Valley in collaboration with the city of Palm Springs to bring a wider audience to independent films with topics related to health, agriculture and sustainable living. Each event is paired with wine tasting, a unique activity, and discussion. For information on the series please visit our website.

Go Green: Sustainable Film Series
Feb 28 

5:30 p.m. Community Clothing Swap w/ Tea With IrisUpcycle Craftworks w/ Fashionable Fixes, “Next Phase” Fabric Art with Scrap Gallery

6:00 p.m. Wine Tasting w/ Organic Wine Exchange

7:00 p.m. Screening

*Guests are encouraged to bring your beloved but no longer worn fashion and trade up for something more interesting as well as clothes which need mending!

This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them and the impact it’s 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 new documentary film that pulls back the curtain on an unseen part of our world and asks us each to consider, who 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, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.