Three College Students Explore T-shirt Sustainability in Behind-the-Scenes “Crop to Campus” Documentary That Shows Step-by-Step Process in the Apparel Supply Chain
The seven-part minidocumentary follows three
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The “Crop to Campus” documentary, created by award-winning filmmaker
The documentary’s first episode is available on www.CropToCampus.com and introduces the students who follow the supply chain of the T-shirt from farm field to end consumer. Subsequent episodes will drop every Tuesday for the next six weeks, concluding with the availability of the full 20-minute minidocumentary.
The students –
Murphy, the filmmaker, followed the students last year to cotton fields and yarn spinning in the southeast
“This was a great project primarily because of the openness of everyone involved,” said Murphy, who has won 14 awards for his first four documentary feature films. “No topics were off the table. As seniors, the students came into this project at a crossroads where they are passionate about textiles and apparel but deeply concerned about fashion’s impact on the future of the planet.”
HanesBrands commissioned the documentary to assess how well its corporate social responsibility resonate with the expectations of millennials and Generation-Z youth.
“HanesBrands, unlike most manufacturers in the apparel industry, owns the majority of its supply chain, which gives us distinct advantages in not only cost, scale and flexibility but also control of how that manufacturing is conducted,” said
“From responsibly grown and harvested cotton to low-waste yarn-spinning operations to investing in biomass, hydro and geothermal energy, we’ve made a commitment to identify opportunities to improve our ecological footprint and social impact at every stage of the supply chain. We also have an actively engaged employee base around the globe that is committed to constantly improving our processes and the communities in which we operate. This film offers both these students and the rest of the world an inside look at one of our company’s strongest assets.”
The documentary episode release dates and topics are:
Sept. 8: “Crop to Campus: The Journey Begins”
Sept. 15: “U.S. Grown Cotton”
Sept. 22: “Yarn Spinning in the U.S.A.”
Sept. 29: “El Salvador Production: Stitch by Stitch”
Oct. 6: “Community: It’s About the People”
Oct. 13: “Back to Campus: Tee Party”
Oct. 20: “Takeaways: How important is responsible manufacturing?”
Crop to Campus also will be screened in its entirety on
HanesBrands, based in
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