Overdressed: the shockingly high cost of cheap fashion
Like The Omnivore's Dilemma did for food, Overdressed shows us the way back to feeling good about what we wear.
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.
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|Grouping Title||overdressed the shockingly high cost of cheap fashion|
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|Last Grouping Update||2019-03-17 23:26:25PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-03-23 00:42:45AM|
|auth_author2||Bentley, Amy Melissa.|
|author||Cline, Elizabeth L,|
|author2-role||Bentley, Amy Melissa., hoopla digital.|
|author_display||Cline, Elizabeth L|
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|display_description||This 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 like Forever 21, Target, and H & M. She was buying a new item of clothing almost every week, the national average is sixty four per year, but all she had to show for it was a closet and countless storage bins packed full of low quality fads she barely wore, including the same sailor stripe tops and fleece hoodies as a million other shoppers. When she found herself lugging home seven pairs of identical canvas flats from Kmart, she realized that something was deeply wrong. Cheap fashion has fundamentally changed the way most Americans dress. Stores ranging from discounters like Target to traditional chains like JC Penney now offer the newest trends at unprecedentedly low prices.|
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|isbn||9781515996798, 9781591844617, 9781591846543|
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|subject_facet||Clothing trade -- Environmental aspects, Clothing trade -- Social aspects, Consumption (Economics) -- Social aspects, Fashion -- Environmental aspects, Fashion -- Social aspects, Shopping -- Environmental aspects|
|title_display||Overdressed : the shockingly high cost of cheap fashion|
|title_full||Overdressed : the shockingly high cost of cheap fashion / Elizabeth L. Cline, Overdressed : the shockingly high cost of cheap fashion [electronic resource] / Elizabeth L. Cline|
|title_sub||the shockingly high cost of cheap fashion|
|topic_facet||Clothing trade, Consumption (Economics), Environmental aspects, Fashion, Shopping, Social aspects|