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Author: Elizabeth L Cline

ISBN: 9781591846543
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 258
Published: 27 August 2013
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0 x 2.3

The declining price of clothing has fundamentally changed the way most Americans dress. Stores ranging from discounters like Target and fast-fashion chains like H&M to department stores such as JCPenney now offer the newest trends at unprecedentedly low prices. Our closets are overlfowing with garments we barely wear, and clothing has become a disposable good.

Elizabeth Cline set out to uncover the true nature of the cheap-fashion juggernaut, tracing the surprising impacts on the environment, middle-market and independent retailers, and the U.S. economy. She travels undercover to factories in China and Bangladesh, where the pressure to produce every-cheaper trends is causing unprecedented harm. She even describes how high-end designers work in tandem with cheap retailers to keep us shopping.

Overdressed will help you slow down and consider some surprising alternatives, from upcycled vintage to cutting-edge, locally made fashion. It will inspire you to find a path back to being well dressed and feeling good about what you wear.

'Overdressed is the fashion world's answer to...

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