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Documentary examines human cost of fashion

On Monday, police in Bangladesh filed murder charges against 41 people involved in the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory two years ago. At least 1,137 people were killed in that accident. That’s more than 1 in 3 of the workers who were there that day. That accident reignited this question: who really pays the price for our clothing? That’s the main question director Andrew Morgan asks us to consider in his documentary “The True Cost.” Joining us to discuss this aspect of the industry is Andrew Morgan along with Katherine Bissell Cordova of Chicago Fair Trade, Beth Shorrock, Fashion Studies professor at Columbia College Chicago, and Emily Frank, a fashion student at Columbia College Chicago.

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