Watch and Learn: Change Maker Videos

With the fashion industry's convoluted supply chains and glamorous facade, its problems, and the solutions to these problems, often get lost in translation. At Modavanti, we believe that some consumer-based solutions are to shop consciously, understand how our clothes are made, and #wearwhatmatters. But these aren't the only things that can be done.

These videos and documentaries highlight many of the social and environmental issues in the industry, questioning our relationship with our clothing and challenging us to continue to test the boundaries of the fashion as we work to create change.


Ekocycle and the Future of Sustainable Fashion

Six trendsetters sound off on eco-friendly fashion and how we all have a chance to be part of the sustainable movement without compromising high style. Now, more than ever, designers are pushing the boundaries, experimenting with environmentally friendly fabrics and pioneering innovative production methods. Find out what you can do and how you can get involved.


The Next Black

The Next Black is a documentary film that explores the future of clothing. Watch as AEG meets with some of the most innovative companies on the planet to get their opinion on clothing and its future. Guests include heroes of sustainability, Patagonia; tech-clothing giants, Studio XO; sportswear icon, Adidas; and Biocouture, a consultancy exploring living organisms to grow clothing and accessories. 


The High Cost of Cheap Clothes

Cambodia's aggressive anti-trafficking campaign is designed to rescue and rehabilitate sex workers. But many women say authorities in Cambodia are actually forcing them into a trade where conditions and pay are even worse: making clothes for Western brands.


Picturing Excess

Artist Chris Jordan shows us an arresting view of what Western culture looks like. His super-sized images picture some almost unimaginable statistics - like the astonishing number of paper cups that we use every single day.


True Cost: A Documentary about The Clothing Industry's Impact

The True Cost is a documentary film about the effects of the global clothing industry on people and the planet. The Rana Plaza collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh led many consumers to question how their clothes are really made. In this film, Andrew Morgan explores this question and delves deeper into the environmental and social questions the current state of the fashion industry raises.


Sustainable Fashion: How to Bring Sustainability into the Apparel Industry

The Observer's Lucy Siegle speaks to participants of Timberland's recent roundtable debate and asks them for their opinion on how the fashion industry can become more sustainable and meet the needs of people now without compromising future generations. 


Detox: How People Power is Cleaning up Fashion

Around the world, a growing movement of people are using their creativity, design skills, and purchasing power to demand fashion without pollution. United by a shared belief that the clothes we wear should carry a story we can be proud of, activists, bloggers, designers, scientists, and models have been able to convince big brands including Zara, Mango, Valentino, UNIQLO, and H&M to commit to toxic-free fashion.


Made in L.A.

Made in L.A. is an Emmy award-winning feature documentary that follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from a trendy clothing retailer.

Jesse Ayala

New York, New York, USA

Developing social good and value-adding products, Ayala seeks to enhance culture and behavior through experiences that address both macro- and micro-level problems. This mantra has led Ayala down an non-traditional career path, linking fashion, technology, performance art, media, education, community building, and design. Ayala has been honored by the Huffington Post and InStyle magazine for innovation and style in the digital new economy. Ayala is the co-founder and Creative Director of Modavanti.com.