QUEST FOR BEAUTY
When a model leaves an abusive relationship, she starts making a film about beauty that ends up saving her life.
Our need to fit into a society, to be loved and accepted, create an abyss between who we are and who we become. Cris Saur, was bullied in school for being taller and skinnier than the rest of the girls. Later she became a model for the exact same features she was bullied for.
The pressure for the perfect look left her with a very low self-esteem, and she only realized how damaged her self-esteem was after being physically abused by a former partner. Her distorted ideas of her role as a woman in our society, topped with her low self-esteem were the main reasons why she stayed so long in the abusive relationship. The abuse followed by depression and panic attacks were the catalyst of her quest for beauty.
(INNER) BEAUTY WILL SAVE THE WORLD
"I’m native from Brazil, currently based in Los Angeles, CA. Quest for Beauty was born 6 years ago from a traumatic domestic abuse episode in my life, when I was looking to find a meaning to be alive. One night, after watching a special screening of the Forest Gump film, I had an epiphany, and I wanted to be like Forest and see beauty in the war, like he did. I wanted to see beauty everywhere. That’s when I started filming Quest for Beauty. I traveled to 12 countries and interviewed many different experts about the real meaning of beauty as a mean to heal my heart. Before becoming a filmmaker, I worked as a fashion model for almost 2 decades. Being a ‘hanger’ for brands I had no idea where they sourced their material from, always felt strange to me. So when I created this shirt, I wanted to make sure it was going to be a beautiful shirt in every sense of the word. Respecting the people that manufactured it as well as Mother Earth." Cris Saur
Sustainably Made in the United States with fabric made from plastic water bottles and post industrial cotton
60% Recycled Polyester / 40% Recycled Cotton.