29 Jun '12, 5pm

Great advice from "Overdressed" author Elizabeth Cline on avoiding impulse buys: create a monthly/yearly clothes budget

Great advice from "Overdressed" author Elizabeth Cline on avoiding impulse buys: create a monthly/yearly clothes budget

Elizabeth L. Cline spent more than three years probing the underbelly of the American fast-fashion industry . Her discoveries, prompted by an epiphany over the absurdity of $7 shoes from Kmart, led her to write Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion . More than an exposé, it’s also the story of how we went from a society of make-do-and-menders to a nation of addicts caught in an endless vortex of overconsumption , waste production , and post-purchase malaise. We chatted with Cline about how disposable fashion is anathema to our economy, our environment, and our psyches, and the concrete steps anyone can take—yes, even you —to break the buy-and-toss cycle many of us find so impossible to escape.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/how-do-we-break-our-fast-fashion...

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