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AAFA Executive Summit Panel on Fast Fashion Features Elizabeth Cline

The American Apparel and Footwear Association gathered this week in Washington D.C. at the stored Watergate Hotel for their annual Executive Summit. The year’s theme was ‘Rebels, Influencers and Transformers,’ and ended with a Keynote by Mitt Romney. Executives from top fashion brands, including lululemon, Coach, Spanx, and New Balance also spoke, as did Major Garrett, …

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Did I Really Call Michelle Obama “Ridiculous” For Wearing Target?

I was once quoted in the Daily Mail calling the First Lady “ridiculous” for rocking Target frocks. What I actually said, in an interview with a HuffingtonPost reporter, is that we, the American public, are ridiculous for celebrating Michelle Obama for wearing cheap, imported fashion. Perhaps not the best choice of words, but here’s what I meant: Cheap fashion has set a trap …

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Elizabeth Cline on NPR’s Fresh Air: Is Bangladesh Tragedy a Final Straw?

On April 24, 2013, a garment factory that manufactures products for international clothing companies collapsed outside of Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing more than 1,200 people and injuring thousands more. It was the worst industrial tragedy of the 21st century and the deadliest in fashion’s history. Overdressed author Elizabeth Cline was invited on NPR’s Fresh Air With …

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