2016 | 95 min | CANADA 
Directed by David McIlvride and Roger Williams

Presented in partnership with Moral Fairground and Darebin City Council as part of the Victorian Fairtrade Festival 

$21 concession/MFG member
$27 for adults 

Light refreshments, coffee and tea provided

Film followed by discussion with Luke Mitchell founder of Yuki Threads and Shannon Threlfall Founder of Project Selvage and Nicki Colls – Fibreshed Melbourne.



A film with a mission to inspire positive change in the fashion industry.

Directed by David McIlvride and narrated by avid water-supporter Jason Priestley, RiverBlue follows river conservationist Mark Angelo on a journey across the globe where he reveals the darker side of the fashion industry and its disastrous impact on the world’s water resources.

This haunting documentary shows the destruction of rivers and other waterways, and the negative impact the fashion industry has also on humanity as a whole. Harsh chemical manufacturing and large amounts of disposed toxic waste in the US, China, Africa, India, Indonesia, Spain, Italy, Bangladesh, and the UK, destroy our environment in the name of fashion.

Shot in 5K, these stunning and shocking images aim to raise awareness and call upon our top fashion brands to change the way our clothes are made.

This ground-breaking documentary also offers solutions, highlighting some of the new and emerging technologies in textile manufacturing, designed to conserve water and limit the use of toxic chemicals during production.

It also showcases the designers and brands that are driving positive change in manufacturing practices and are leading the charge for a more sustainable fashion industry.

  • WINNER Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards
  • NOMINATED FOR IMPACT AWARD Vancouver International Film Festival



Shannon Threlfall - Founder of Project Selvage

Shannon Threlfall - Founder of Project Selvage

Shannon has an extensive background in the fashion industry, beginning with an Applied Fashion Design qualification over ten years ago. Since then, Shannon has established herself as an industry expert, immersing herself in the sustainable and ethical fashion industry through various research projects, as well as many volunteer and internship positions with well-respected, change-leading organisations.

Since completing her International Business degree at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Shannon has established her own sustainable fashion business, Project Selvage. Project Selvage aims to reduce the amount of textile waste that ends up in landfill. This is done by producing upcycled clothing, hosting workshops and other educational events, as well as working with other fashion businesses to improve their supply chains.



Luke Mitchell - Founder of Yuki Threads

Luke Mitchell - Founder of Yuki Threads

100% Australian owned snow apparel company that bridged the gap between the Mountain and the Street whilst genuinely caring about their customers.  Yukie Threads has also brought out a range that is fairtrade certified and 100% Organic Cotton (GOTS certified) for our apparel