The Secret Life of Your Clothes

PRESENTED BY: Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies
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7:00 PM, Thursday, July 13, 2017
Location: Beacon Hill (click for map)

Each year, we give thousands of tons of our unwanted clothes to charity. But where do they actually go? It turns out most are exported to Africa. And even though we have given them away for free, our castoffs have created a multimillion-dollar industry and some of the world’s poorest people pay good money to buy them.

But not everyone is profiting. With cheaply made western clothes flooding the market, the local textile industry has been decimated. And the deluge of our clothes isn’t just destroying jobs; it has an effect on Ghanaian culture. Western outfits are fast replacing traditional garb. Prepare to open your eyes…to the secret life of your clothes.

Sponsors: Joe McKinstry Construction Company, Beacon Arts

Release Year: 2014

Running Time: 59 minutes

Director: Andy Wells

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