Pendleton, the Oregon-based heritage brand known for their home-grown-and-spun woolen goods has launched its second Portland Collection, a made-in-the-U.S. batch of youthful, on-trend looks that maintain the brand’s rugged practicality. The clothes are gorgeous, the materials and quality are impeccable, the price point is reasonable, and what’s extra amazing is both the fabric and the final garment are produced in the United States. Check out the line at (At left: Warm Springs Knit Dress, $258)

Read Elizabeth’s interview by EcoSalon’s Amy DuFault

 What’s the true price of your wardrobe?

With all the fashion books out there to choose from, it’s hard to see a front runner you should spend your time with. Enter Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth Cline. While Cline has been equated to “the Michael Pollan of fashion,” we put her on the platform of pioneer.

From fashion victim to educated consumer, Cline takes us on a retail journey the likes of which we’ll never walk the same again. We caught up with her recently to see what she had to say about the state of the fashion industry. Here’s what she had to say.