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    Description"Overdressed does for T-shirts and leggings what "Fast Food""Nation "did for burgers and fries." --Katha Pollitt Cheap fashion has fundamentally changed the way most Americans dress. Stores ranging from discounters like Target to traditional chains like JCPenny now offer the newest trends at unprecedentedly low prices. And we have little reason to keep wearing and repairing the clothes we already own when styles change so fast and it's cheaper to just buy more. Cline sets out to uncover the true nature of the cheap fashion juggernaut. What are we doing with all these cheap clothes? And more important, what are they doing to us, our society, our environment, and our economic well-being?

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    The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Elizabeth L Cline
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 258
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    ISBN 13: 9781591846543
    ISBN 10: 1591846544

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    LC classification: HD9940.A2 C54 2013
    Edition statement
    Penguin Putnam Inc
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    Publication date
    08 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Elizabeth L. Cline has written for AMCtv.com, "The Daily Beast, New York," The Etsy Blog, "Popular Science, The New Republic, The""Village Voice "and seedmagazine.com. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit www.overdressedthebook.com
    Review quote
    "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" "