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The Resource Overdressed : the shockingly high cost of cheap fashion, Elizabeth L. Cline

Overdressed : the shockingly high cost of cheap fashion, Elizabeth L. Cline

Label
Overdressed : the shockingly high cost of cheap fashion
Title
Overdressed
Title remainder
the shockingly high cost of cheap fashion
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth L. Cline
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The work 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. Until recently, she was a typical American consumer. She had grown accustomed to shopping at outlet malls, discount stores like T.J. Maxx, and cheap but trendy retailers like Forever 21, Target, and H & 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, 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 JC Penney now offer the newest trends at unprecedentedly low prices
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cline, Elizabeth L
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9940.A2
LC item number
C54 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clothing trade
  • Clothing trade
  • Fashion
  • Fashion
  • Shopping
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Bekleidungsindustrie
  • Bekleidungshandel
  • Nachhaltigkeit
  • Mode
  • Verbraucherverhalten
  • Kaufverhalten
  • Mode
  • Kläder
  • Shopping
  • Clothing trade
  • Clothing trade
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Fashion
  • Shopping
Label
Overdressed : the shockingly high cost of cheap fashion, Elizabeth L. Cline
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
733230711
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 244 pages
Isbn
9781620909065
Lccn
2012004525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)733230711
Label
Overdressed : the shockingly high cost of cheap fashion, Elizabeth L. Cline
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
733230711
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 244 pages
Isbn
9781620909065
Lccn
2012004525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)733230711

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