The Shockingly High Cost Of Cheap Fashion By Elizabeth Cline

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Have you’ve ever felt irritated about the inexpensive clothing material at stores like Zara, H&M and Forever 21? But accepted it anyways? You are not the only one. Revealing the novel “Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion” Elizabeth Cline talks about the way us Americans buys approximately 64 pieces of new clothing every year. A huge percentage of that is coming from “fast fashion” chain stores. It comes from affordable clothing in an immense amount for the reasons in being updated in new trends that go out every few weeks and then sell them for nothing. Many stores can’t even keep up with the clothing we throw away anymore. I selected this book in the passion I have for fashion and I want to gain more knowledge into the many different ways fashion is changing. The fashion industry is always drawing people’s attentions, so considering there’s a whole book on what to be aware of in the fashion industry, it definitely was one of the books that were on the top lists of books I’ve needed to read. The subject matter of this book definitely appeals to me considering …show more content…
An immense problem with the contemporary industry is a waste. According to the author Elizabeth Cline we are blocking our nature with disposable clothing, essentially made of polyester, and the effecting being as bad as throwing away a plastic bottle. This basically says that throwing away a cheap t-shirt after one season is just as bad. If I personally do not throw away plastic bottles, then why on earth would I buy clothing that I would want to discard in essentially the same way? Therefore, it supported my fashion fundamentals because I am going to start being more mindful about the way I shop and buy things that will last so would not be involved in this current situation with “fast

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