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‘The True Cost’ screening at Artisans & Adventurers


Actress Lauren McCrostie

Artisans and Adventurers invite you to an evening of film and ethically sourced nibbles and talks. There will be a screening of ‘The True Cost’ documentary in their Columbia Road store during Fashion Revolution Week together with a Q&A with charming actress and eco-advocate Lauren McCrostie. The objective is to raise awareness of the importance of ethical production processes and ways to choose responsibly as consumers, while having some fun.
THE TRUE COST documentary is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?
Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.
6.45pm, Wednesday 26th April 2017 at Artisans & Adventurers, 146 Columbia Road, London E2 7RG
Tickets available via Evenbrite £15 includes ethically sourced drinks and snacks.
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Artisan and Adventurers aim is to be the go-to source for contemporary sustainable design: In addition to there in-house collections of jewellery and homeware, they champion other small brands and designer/makers with great product and a beautiful story.
Lauren McCrostie is a British actor from London who is best known for her roles in the films Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, The Falling and short films Second Skin and Brothers. Lauren is an advocate for ethical and sustainable living and she has created a small online website which sells products made from re-purposed materials that would have otherwise been thrown away. A costume designer who worked with Lauren on a short film initially inspired her to only buy clothing from charity and vintage shops.  She later learned about the destructive effect the fashion industry has on the environment and to humans, so she felt motivated to continue buying second hand clothing to promote the idea of conscious consumption.  The documentaruy ‘The True Cost’ also inspired her to promote sustainability in the fashion industry.
Fashion Revolution believe in fashion – an industry which values people, the environment, creativity and profits in equal measure, and it’s everyone’s responsibility to ensure that this happens.  Fashion Revolution bring everyone in the fashion value chain together and help to raise awareness of the true cost of fashion, show the world that change is possible and celebrate all those involved in creating a more sustainable future.

The Galaxy Jewellery Collection by Artisans & Adventurers


Artisans + Adventurers aim is to be the go-to source for contemporary sustainable design: In addition to their in-house collections of jewellery and homeware, Artisans & Adventurers champion other small brands and designer/makers with great product and a beautiful story.



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Accessories designer Amy Fleuriot and craft development expert Bee Friedmann first met in 2011 while walking their dogs in London Fields Park in Hackney, London. They quickly discovered a common love for design, animals, and sustainability, and set off together on a 6 week product research adventure to East Africa. It was this trip that provided the inspiration to start Artisans & Adventurers.

With it’s office and flagship store located on Columbia Road flower market in vibrant East London, Artisans & Adventurers gives traditional craft modern appeal by combining a minimalist aesthetic with a love of colour and print. Producing its collections in collaboration with small-scale artisans and craft groups that would otherwise not have access to international markets.

From chocolate to cushions, and jewellery to woven baskets, A&A’s goal is to bring a little bit of joy to every day objects. The nature of the global supply chain means our decisions as consumers affect people all around the world, so we strive to source products which bring as much joy to their creator as they do to the end customer.

They believe that every purchase can be made consciously to live a stylish sustainable lifestyle.