In her new book, Elizabeth L. Cline addresses the problems, ethical and environmental, with our addiction to “fast fashion” and tells us what we can do to change our habits. Alison Feldmann of Etsy will join her in discussion.
Until recently, Elizabeth Cline was a typical American consumer. She’d grown accustomed to buying a new item of clothing almost every week (the national average is 64 per year) at outlet malls, discount stores and cheap but trendy retailers. But all she had to show for it was a messy closet and countless storage bins packed with low-quality fads she barely wore. She soon realized that something was deeply wrong.
Elizabeth Cline sets out to uncover the true nature of the cheap fashion juggernaut and ultimately shows how consumers can break the buy-and-toss cycle by supporting innovative and stylish sustainable designers and retailers, refashioning clothes throughout their lifetime, and mending and even making clothes themselves.