10 Minute Explainer: Fast Fashion

from  The Brian Lehrer Show

May 15, 2019

In light of the U.S. trade war with China, Elizabeth Cline explains how the "fast fashion" industry is fueled by cheap production overseas, and how consumers can build a more ethical closet. Cline is a journalist, clothing resale expert and author of the forthcoming book, The Conscious Closet: The Revolutionary Guide to Looking Good While Doing Good (Plume, 2019).     Fast fashion -- trendy, mass-manufactured, affordable clothes -- relies on the abundance of cheap labor around the world, says @e...more

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