Elizabeth Cline

Author & Journalist
The New Fashion Initiative

Elizabeth L. Cline is an author, journalist, and expert on consumer culture, fast fashion, sustainability and labor rights. She appears regularly on radio and television to discuss her work, and was most recently seen on Netflix’s Patriot Act and NBC Nightly News. Cline’s critically acclaimed 2012 expose, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, was first to reveal the impacts of fast fashion on the environment, economy, and society and is a founding book of the global ethical and sustainable fashion movement. Overdressed is read around the world in seven languages. Cline’s much-anticipated follow-up book, The Conscious Closet: A Revolutionary Guide to Looking Good While Doing Good, was released in 2019 by Penguin Random House. Called a “must-read” by Booklist and “thoroughly researched and intelligent” by Publishers Weekly, The Conscious Closet was featured in the fall fashion issue of Vanity Fair and named a Best Book of 2019 by Real Simple. The book delves into fresh research on fashion’s impacts and illustrates how we can leverage our everyday clothing choices to transform the apparel industry and change the world for the better.

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