June 25, 2015

True Cost Film

The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary that exposes the injustices and impact of the unsustainable fast fashion industry. It’s imperative that we empower Millennials to take action for the sake of our planet and the well being of those who are exploited by this industry. You can be a catalyst for widespread change, but it starts with awareness.

NYU Washington, DC and GenYize are co-hosting this groundbreaking film followed by a discussion with filmmakers Michael Ross and Andrew Morgan. The True Cost will inspire Millennials to change their buying habits, raise the issue with policymakers and business leaders, and develop sustainable solutions.

The True Cost examines fast fashion from every angle of the globe. Voices from the brightest runways to the darkest slums carry the audience through the production and popularization of fast fashion. The True Cost features interviews with leading influencers, including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth, and Vandana Shiva and gives an eye opening view into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.

Run Time: 90 mins


GenYize is a community of Millennials obsessed with the advancement of our generation. Founded in 2014, GenYize provides a place for Millennials to congregate, connect and share personal and professional wisdom. They are here to inspire a new generation of solution driven leaders.

Millennials have the unique advantage of being able to learn from each other at an unprecedented speed. Through the GenYize online platform, Millennials can communicate, share their ideas and the lessons they've learned on the way. Offline, GenYize is talking to communities, universities, and key stakeholders to prepare youth for the workforce, create new economic cycles and improve the quality of life for Millennials in communities across the globe. The result: tolerance, self-awareness, personal and professional growth, program development, advocacy and generational advancement.