Can Fashion Be a Sin?

With Julia Roberts and Richard Gere

This report on conventional and alternative methods of producing and trading fashionable clothes is imbedded in a fictitious follow-up to the film "Pretty Woman”. Julia Roberts is fed up with heavily contaminated designer rags and turns to eco-clothes. The film questions how textiles are produced in cheap Third World countries. How alternative are the methods of production in the eco-industry? Wage workers, cotton plantation owners, the women who sew and knit, toxicologists, fashion designers, producers and boutique owners all have a say.

Press reviews:

Suddeutsche Zeitung:
Quite attractive!

Die Tageszeitung:
With charming naivety the two directors juxtapose the absurdities of the clothing business in a tragic-comic report-revue.

Westfälische Rundschau:
A clever and amusing film.

Produced by


A film by

Sigrid Faltin and Peter Ohlendorf



Running time

45 min.


  • Camera: Klaus Keimer
  • Sound: Philipp Kreis
  • Editor: Margot Krumpen

„We produce documentary films - it's real life that interests us.“
Sigrid Faltin, white pepper films


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