Overdressed : the shockingly high cost of cheap fashion (eBook, 2012) [WorldCat.org]
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Overdressed : the shockingly high cost of cheap fashion

Overdressed : the shockingly high cost of cheap fashion

Author: Elizabeth L Cline
Publisher: New York : Portfolio/Penguin, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cline, Elizabeth L.
(DLC) 2012004525
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth L Cline
ISBN: 9781101560587 1101560584
OCLC Number: 858801872
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 244 pages)
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.


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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