Elizabeth L. Cline is a New York-based journalist and author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, the acclaimed book on the environmental and socio-economic impacts of fast fashion. Released by Penguin Portfolio in 2012 (paperback in 2013), Overdressed has been hailed by BusinessWeek as “the fashion world’s answer to… The Omnivore’s Dilemma”; declared a “sharp wakeup call” by Publishers Weekly and earned Cline the mantle of being called the “Michael Pollan of fashion” by Newsweek‘s Michelle Goldberg. Cline has shared her work on Fresh Air With Terry Gross, NBC Nightly News, BBC The World, WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show, NPR’s On Point, among countless other television, print and radio outlets.
Overdressed, now available internationally in six languages, has helped to galvanize a global ethical fashion movement. The book is on the curriculum at universities and high schools around the U.S. and Canada, including at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.