Anna Ginsburg's beautiful animated short film. from U.K. department store Selfridges, which explores some of the arguments behind the need for sustainable fashion, has been selected for the Young Directors' Showcase at Cannes.
"Material World" was created by illustrator Sara Andreasson, and directed by Ginsburg via Strange Beast, and ran online on Selfridges' Hot Air, the retailer's content channel. Ginsburg cut down eight hours of interviews with manufacturers into two minutes, with a team of animators bringing to life some of the arguments and information with a good deal fo style and flair. The resulting film is a great way of illustrating (already fascinating) insights such as that yak hair is an alternative to cashmere or that denim is one of the biggest polluters in the industry. Definitely worth a watch.