TORONTO (March 31, 2015) – Set against the backdrop of the fast-fashion industry, and the increasing disconnect of where and how clothing is made, MTV presents TRACEABLE, an exclusive Canadian original documentary set to debut with a multi-channel premiere, Friday, April 24 at 8 p.m. ET on MTV, Bravo, M3, and E!. Airing on the second anniversary of the tragic Rana Plaza factory collapse in Savar, Bangladesh, the documentary connects viewers to the individuals and communities involved in designing and producing garments, illuminating the harsh realities that are woven into the fashion industry. Written, directed, and produced by first-time filmmaker, Ontario’s Jennifer Sharpe, TRACEABLE follows emerging fashion designer, Toronto’s Laura Siegel, as she develops her 2013 Fall/Winter collection using ethical and transparent practices.
“Bell Media is proud to offer this thought-provoking documentary to a broader audience with a special premiere event across our specialty channels,” said Tracey Pearce, Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. “TRACEABLE highlights the inspiring individuals and organizations who are forging change within the fashion industry. It will definitely challenge the way viewers think about their next fashion purchase.”
“Witnessing a departure of manufacturing and production in the apparel industry in North America was the beginning of my impetus for TRACEABLE,” said Director Jennifer Sharpe. “As a consumer, I wanted to understand more about where the clothing I was buying came from, so naturally connecting with Laura and her work in India began to take shape. Empowering consumers to know more about where a product comes from is the beginning of a shift that has the ability to effect change for those at the first mile of a supply chain.”
(Featured Image via Bell Media)