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Overdressed Elizabeth Cline

Overdressed By Elizabeth Cline

Overdressed by Elizabeth Cline


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Fast fashion and disposable clothing have become our norms. We buy ten-dollar shoes from Target that disintegrate within a month and make weekly pilgrimages to Forever 21 and H&M. This title argues that this rapid cycle of consumption isn't just erasing our sense of style and causing massive harm to the environment and human rights.

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Overdressed: Responsible Shopping in the Age of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth Cline

Fast fashion and disposable clothing have become our new norms. We buy ten-dollar shoes from Target that disintegrate within a month and make weekly pilgrimages to Forever 21 and H&M. Elizabeth Cline argues that this rapid cycle of consumption isn't just erasing our sense of style and causing massive harm to the environment and human rights - it's also bad for our souls. Cline documents her own transformation from fast-fashion addict to conscientious shopper. She takes a long look at her overstuffed closet, resoles her cheap imported boots, travels to the world's only living-wage garment factory, and seeks out cutting-edge local and sustainable fashion, all on her journey to find antidotes to out-of-control shopping. Cline looks at the impact here and abroad of America's drastic increase in inexpensive clothing imports, visiting cheap-chic factories in Bangladesh and China and exploring the problems caused by all those castoffs we donate to the Salvation Army. She also shows how consumers can vote with their dollars to grow the sustainable clothing industry, reign in the conventional apparel market, and wear their clothes with pride.

Additional information

GOR010987733
9781591844617
1591844614
Overdressed: Responsible Shopping in the Age of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth Cline
Used - Like New
Hardback
Penguin Putnam Inc
20120614
256
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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