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Title Overdressed : the shockingly high cost of cheap fashion / Elizabeth L. Cline
Author Cline, Elizabeth L
Publisher New York : Portfolio/Penguin, 2012
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 Skillman - Upper Level  HD9940.A2 C54 2012    AVAILABLE  
Phys Desc vii, 244 p. ; 24 cm
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary 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
Contents Seven pairs of $7 shoes -- "I have enough clothing to open a store" -- How America lost its shirts -- High and low fashion make friends -- Fast fashion -- The afterlife of cheap clothes -- Sewing is a good job, a great job -- China and the end of cheap fashion -- Make, alter, and mend -- The future of fashion
Subject Clothing trade -- Social aspects
Clothing trade -- Environmental aspects
Fashion -- Social aspects
Fashion -- Environmental aspects
Shopping -- Environmental aspects
Consumption (Economics) -- Social aspects
ISBN 9781591844617

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