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Overdressed: Responsible Shopping in the Age of Cheap Fashion Hardcover – 30 Aug 2012

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (30 Aug. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591844614
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591844617
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 2.3 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 910,813 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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, "Newsweek/The Daily Beast" "How did Americans end up with closets crammed with flimsy, ridiculously cheap garments? Elizabeth Cline travels the world to trace the rise of fast fashion and its cost in human misery, environmental damage, and common sense."--Katha Pollitt, columnist for "The Nation" ""Overdressed "is eye-opening and definitely turns retailing on its head. Cline's insightful book reveals the serious problems facing our industry today. The tremendous values and advantages of domestic production are often ignored in favor of a price point that makes clothing disposable."--Erica Wolf, executive director, Save the Garment Center" " "Elizabeth L. Cline is the Michael Pollan of fashion. "Overdressed "demonstrates how hysterical levels of sartorial consumption are terrible for the environment, for workers, and even, ironically, for the way we look."--MICHELLE GOLDBERG, author of "Kingdom Coming "and "The Means of ""Reproduction " "How did Americans end up with closets crammed with flimsy, ridiculously cheap garments? Elizabeth Cline travels the world to trace the rise of fast fashion and its cost in human misery, environmental damage, and common sense."--KATHA POLLITT, columnist for "The Nation" ""Overdressed "is eye-opening and definitely turns retailing on its head. Cline's insightful book reveals the serious problems facing our industry today. The tremendous values and advantages of domestic production are often ignored in favor of a price point that makes clothing disposable."--ERICA WOLF, executive director, Save the Garment Center" "

About the Author

Elizabeth Cline has written for AMCtv.com, "The Daily Beast, New York Magazine, Popular Science, The New Republic, The Village Voice, "and seedmagazine.com. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit overdressedthebook.com.



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