Live in or around New York City? You’re cordially invited to a Jan 7, 2015 screening of Cotton Road, a documentary that explores the global cotton supply chain through the eyes of its workers. Hosted by the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator as part of its winter film series, and sponsored by Ecouterre, the movie traces the transnational journey of the “fabric of our lives,” from the rolling fields of South Carolina to the factory cities of eastern China. The transformation from seed to shirt isn’t always a pretty one, but director Laura Kissel isn’t afraid to take a gimlet look at the environmental and ethical impacts of cotton’s globe-spanning odyssey. We caught up with Kissel this week to learn more about the inspiration behind her film, how supply-chain transparency can lead to social change, and how consumer choices can be a powerful advocate for the way our clothes are made—and the people who make them.
January 7, 2015
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET
$10 suggested donation; includes wine, popcorn, and a post-movie clothing swap.