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Overdressed : the shockingly high cost of cheap fashion

Author: Elizabeth L Cline
Publisher: New York : Portfolio/Penguin, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The work evaluates the costs of low priced clothing while tracing the author's own transformation to a conscientious shopper, a journey during which she visited a garment factory, learned to resole shoes, and shopped for local, sustainable clothing. Until recently, she was a typical American consumer. She had grown accustomed to shopping at outlet malls, discount stores like T.J. Maxx, and cheap but trendy retailers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: REFERENCE / Consumer Guides
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Fashion & Textile Industry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth L Cline
ISBN: 9781591844617 9781620909065 1620909065 1591844614
OCLC Number: 733230711
Description: vii, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Seven pairs of $7 shoes --
"I have enough clothing to open a store" --
How America lost its shirts --
High and low fashion make friends --
Fast fashion --
The afterlife of cheap clothes --
Sewing is a good job, a great job --
China and the end of cheap fashion --
Make, alter, and mend --
The future of fashion.
Responsibility: Elizabeth L. 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  Read more...

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"Cline is the Michael Pollan of fashion...Hysterical levels of sartorial consumption are terrible for the environment, for workers, and even, ironically, for the way we look."--Michelle Goldberg, Read more...

 
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