SPCIAL SCREENING + Q&A WITH ORSOLA DE CASTRO AND LUIGI CACCIA
This award-winning documentary follows the internationally renowned river conservationist Mark Angelo on a journey that uncovers the dark side of the fashion industry. The film crews travelled the world, speaking with fashion designers and water protectors, in order to find out how our clothing is made. This groundbreaking documentary examines the destruction of our rivers, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that offer hope for a sustainable future.
RiverBlue is a global expedition that received the Flag Award from the US based Explorers Club. This was in recognition of the film’s attempt to break new ground from an exploration, scientific and public awareness perspective. Shot in 5K with images that are both stunning and shocking, RiverBlue is not only a rallying call to our top fashion brands to change the way our clothes are made, but also a showcase for the people and organisations that are trying to change the fashion industry through ethical and sustainable innovation.
The screening was followed by a Q&A with Orsola De Castro, founder of Fashion Revolution, and Luigi Caccia, founder of ItalDenim.
Luigi Caccia is the co-founder of PureDenim, an Italian company specialized in the production of sustainable Denim.
PureDenim has revolutionized the fabrication process of denim by using new technologies and natural polymers to reduce the amount of chemicals and water and lower the environmental impact of one of the most polluting items in the textile industry.
ORSOLA DE CASTRO
Orsola De Castro is a pioneer and an internationally recognized opinion leader in sustainable fashion.
She founded the upcycling label “From Somewhere” in 1997 and the initiative “Estethica” in 2006. In 2013 followed “Fashion Revolution”, which endeavors to raise public awareness of the continuing social and environmental catastrophes in our global fashion supply chains. De Castro is a regular key note speaker, educator and mentor, as well as an Associate Lecturer at UAL (University of the Arts London) and a Visiting Fellow at Central Saint Martins.