Did you know that only 3% of the world’s clothes are made in the United States? Most of what we wear is made with cheap materials and labor—which isn’t good for the environment or the health and safety of textile workers. In this world of “fast fashion,” how can we make moral, sustainable choices about our clothes?
On today’s episode, journalist and clothing resale expert Elizabeth L. Cline shares insights from her new book, The Conscious Closet, about building a more ethical wardrobe. “You don’t have to be a fashionista to care,” she says, “and you don’t have to be a fashionista to make a difference.”
Elizabeth L. Cline is a New York–based author, journalist, and expert on consumer culture, fast fashion, sustainability, and labor rights. She is the author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion (Portfolio, 2012) and The Conscious Closet: A Revolutionary Guide to Looking Good While Doing Good (Plume, 2019).