Laura Siegel makes herself Traceable
Traceable is a documentary directed by Jennifer K. Sharpe. It focuses on how luxury goods are made, where they come from, and the impact they have on developing communities. Sharpe quotes “Noticing the trend in labelling clothing as “sustainable” while witnessing a departure of manufacturing and production in the apparel industry in North America, was the beginning of my impetus for Traceable.”
The film features Toronto-born Laura Siegel, one of the women's wear collections we carry, and her journey to rural India to collaborate and learn from the local artisans. “I always thought it was detrimental to be hiding what I was doing. The more information you share, the more you are going to learn and the more you are going to grow." said Siegel, an alumna of the prestigious Parsons The New School of Design in New York City.
View the trailer below.
Traceable aired on MTV, M3, E! and Bravo in April 2015. Traceable also screened at the VanCity Theatre in Vancouver as part of Eco Fashion Week in conjunction with Fashion Revolution Day. It will be part of the Edmonton International Film Festival, Raindance Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Marda Loop Justice Film Festival. It was also nominated for Best Arts & Culture Documentary at the Yorkton Film Festival (Golden Sheaf Awards).
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