Elizabeth Cline Unravels the ‘Fast Fashion’ Industry in ‘Overdressed'

Jan 27, 2014

UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, Cline's lecture at Dalton State College on 1/30 has been canceled and will be rescheduled.

Author Elizabeth Cline says that the average American purchases 68 garments every year.  Our clothes are often so cheap (and cheaply made) that they’re practically disposable.  In Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, Cline visits garment factories in Bangladesh and China to explore how the fast fashion industry impacts human rights and the environment.  She shows how cheap manufacturing has led to a glut of bargain-priced clothes in American chain stores, and how constantly-changing fashion trends induce consumers to overload their closets with shirts, skirts and pants.


Cline will visit Dalton State College on January 30th and give at 6:30 p.m.  A book signing will follow the lecture.  Cline, who lives in New York, is a Georgia native.

Author Elizabeth Cline will be at Dalton State College on 1/30.
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