“Elizabeth L. Cline is the Michael Pollan of fashion.” —Michelle Goldberg, senior writer for Newsweek/The Daily Beast
Contact Elizabeth at elizabeth.l.cline AT gmail.com
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Elizabeth’s first book, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, has received wide critical acclaim from publications including The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly, and generated a whirlwind of radio, print, and TV attention. Most notably, I have been a featured guest on “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross, “NBC Nightly News” with Brian Williams, BBC’s “The World,” and NPR’s “On Point.” In 2013, a garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,130 people, and Elizabeth was called to comment on working conditions in the country by countless TV and radio stations including BBC, NPR, and CBC and she was invited to be a featured columnist for TheNation.com, writing about labor in the global fashion industry.
Ethical and sustainable fashion is now a worldwide movement, and Elizabeth widely considered a leading thinker and expert on the subject. Cline travels regularly to lecture on ethics and sustainability in the fashion industry, and have recently given talks at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Boston College, and George Washington University, among many other institutions. She am also featured in Alex James: Slow Fashion Pioneer, an upcoming documentary about the toll of disposable fashion, which will air across the U.K. in the spring of 2015.
Elizabeth currently live in Brooklyn and write for The Nation, TheAtlantic.com, NewYork.com, Sourcing Journal, AMCtv.com, Sundance.com, and the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator blog, among other publications. She also plays guitar in the Relapse Records heavy-metal band Mortals.