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Read online Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion Until recently Elizabeth Cline was a typical American consumer She d grown accustomed to shopping at outlet malls discount stores like T J Maxx and cheap but trendy retailers like Forever Target and H amp 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 a steal at per pair marked down from 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 JCPenney now offer the newest trends at unprecedentedly low prices Retailers are pro ducing clothes at enormous volumes in order to drive prices down and profits up and they ve turned clothing into a disposable good After all 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 .

But 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 .

In i Overdressed i Cline sets out to uncover the true nature of the cheap fashion juggernaut tracing the rise of budget clothing chains the death of middle market and independent retail ers and the roots of our obsession with deals and steals She travels to cheap chic factories in China follows the fashion industry as it chases even lower costs into Bangladesh and looks at the impact both here and abroad of America s drastic increase in imports She even explores how cheap fashion harms the charity thrift shops and textile recyclers where our masses of cloth ing castoffs end up .

Sewing once a life skill for American women and a pathway from poverty to the middle class for workers is now a dead end sweatshop job The pressures of cheap have forced retailers to drastically reduce detail and craftsmanship making the clothes we wear more and more uniform basic and low quality Creative inde pendent designers struggle to produce good and sustainable clothes at affordable prices .

Cline shows how consumers can break the buy and toss cycle by supporting innovative and stylish sustainable designers and retailers refash ioning clothes throughout their lifetimes and mending and even making clothes themselves i Overdressed i will inspire you to vote with your dollars and find a path back to being well dressed and feeling good about what you wea by Elizabeth L. Cline

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Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion
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Category:Non fiction, Environment, Economics, Business
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