In Fashion’s Dirty Secrets, presenter Stacey Dooley looks at the impact our insatiable appetite for cheap clothing is having around the globe. Lucy Siegle, a broadcaster and journalist investigating fashion's growing environmental footprint says in the film, “I think there is credible evidence that says that garment, apparel production, is one of the top five polluters globally…we are producing over 100 billion new garments from new fibres every single year, and the planet cannot sustain that.”

Stacey travels the world to uncover the hidden costs of the clothes we buy. She discovers that cotton, with a reputation for being clean and eco-friendly, is actually responsible for one of the earth’s largest environmental catastrophes. She visits the former Aral Sea, once one of the largest bodies of fresh water, now reduced almost entirely to dust. The main rivers feeding the Aral had been diverted to provide the huge volumes of water needed for giant cotton farms. And, she sees for herself how toxic chemicals released by the garment industry are polluting waterways that millions of people rely on.
 

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With thanks to

THE V&A MUSEUM FASHIONED FROM NATURE EXHIBITION  

Presenter

STACEY DOOLEY

 

Fixers

DIANA SMAIL

MASRUR JAMALUDDIN  

Drone Operator

SHERZOD MADMAROV  

2nd Camera Operator

KOSTAS GIAMARELOS  

Editors

JOHN WILSON

EWAN DENNY  

Online Editor

ANDREW BERRY  

Sound

NICK DAVIS  

Colourist

BEN MULLEN  

Graphics

JASON HILLIER  

Runners

STACEY POMERROY

DOM GRACE  

Post Production Co-ordinator

ELLE MERRIMAN  

Production Co-ordinator

STEPHANIE ROBINSON  

Development Executive

NATALIE HILL  

Assistant Producers

KEVIN ANDERSON

OLIVIA STRONG  

Producer

ALLANAH LANGSTAFF  

Commissioning Editor

CRAIG HUNTER  

Head of Production

NINA ROBERTSON  

Executive Producers

WENDY RATTRAY

TED OAKES  

Filmed and Directed by

EMEKA ONONO

Hello Halo  

Oak Island Films  

For BBC Scotland

 

albert+ sustainable production  

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