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Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion Hardcover – Jun 14 2012

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover; unknown edition (June 14 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591844614
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591844617
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 2.3 x 23.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 422 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #149,352 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
 

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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GREAT book showing the ugly sides of 'fast fashion'. I really enjoyed the majority of this book - I was so excited I read it in one day. Fast fashion has really changed the way we think about clothing and what we wear - and it is not for the better. People are buying TONS of clothing that they don't wear and they can buy so much because it is SO CHEAP. It makes no sense. I really appreciated how she discussed what happens to donated clothing - because so many people think they're doing something good by donating the clothes they don't want. The truth is - so much is donated that is junk (too trendy, poorly made, ill-fitting) and a lot of it can't be re-sold, reused or recycled. For the most part, fast fashion is bad business that is wreaking havoc on the earth and humankind (a loaded statement, I know, but in many ways - its true!).
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Format: Hardcover
This is book provides a good overview of fashion industry today, particularly fast-fashion industry. From factories in China to sorting room at the Salvation Army the author examines the journey of the big portion of clothing bought today in North America. She examines the rise and the decline of fashion industry in the US, as well as the mind-boggling clothing production system which China has developed in the past decade.
The author also offers a few solutions to overcoming the fast-clothing addiction.
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Even though I am Canadian, we have these same issues. I always try to buy North American, as something made in the US is supporting my neighbour. At times this book felt depressing, like we have dug ourselves into a hole that we are not going to be able to get out of. It is a little scary the power that China could weld. At the end though, it seems there is some rays of hope. The social implications of this book can be applied to many consumer choices, and today I bought fair trade coffee for the first time. It is more expensive, but I would rather consume a couple less cups a day, and enable the producer to make a living wage.
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It would be nice if everyone who shops the mall were to take the time to read this book. I think the author provided a good summary of the business of making clothing, aimed at the average shopper. While I found many of the statistics to feel slightly sensationalized when reported out of context, I do appreciate that too much detail would alienate many readers so I think it was a fair compromise. The author doesn't preach, or expect perfection, but lays out the situation and encourages any attempt to make change for the better. An easy and interesting read.
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