- MSBNC’s Jansing & Co: Search ends for bodies after Bangladesh garment factory collapse (May 13, 2013) [Video]

- The New York Times TimesCast: The Price of Fast Fashion (May 8, 2013) [Video]

- NBC Nightly News: The Real Cost of Cheap Clothes (May 14, 2013)[Video]

- Viewpoint with John Fugelsang: Elizabeth Cline on the Bangladesh Garment Factory Collapse [Video]

- CTV News: Elizabeth discusses the Bangladeshi factory collapse (Apr. 27, 2013) [Video]

- Canada A.M. “The true cost of cheap fashion” (Apr. 29, 2013) [Video]

CTV News: Segment on Fast Fashion (Aug. 9, 2012) [Video]

Select Reviews & Excerpts for Overdressed

- The New York Times Book Review: “Attention, Shoppers” (Feb. 8, 2013)

The Wall Street Journal: Book Review (June 22, 2012)

Los Angeles Times Review (June 10, 2012)

Slate Excerpt: “Inside the places your clothes go when you donate them“ (June 18, 2012)

BusinessWeek: Book Review (June 21, 2012)

The Financial Times: “Inconvenient Truths About Bargain Clothing“ (May 23, 2012)

Philadelphia Inquirer: “Cheap fashion: The steep toll it takes” (Aug. 6, 2012)

- Q&A: “Cheap chic ruined us” (June 14, 2012)

Publisher’s Weekly Review (Mar. 26, 2012)

Booklist Review (May 15, 2012)

The Wall Street Journal Excerpt (Apr. 13, 2012)

Print & Radio Interviews, Articles

- Fresh Air With Terry Gross (May 2, 2013) [Radio]

Brian Lehrer: Rag Trade segment on Overdressed (June 15, 2012) [Radio]

- Marketplace: The high price of cheap clothes (June 13, 2012) [Radio]

NPR’s On Point: Overdressed [Radio]

The Wall Street Journal: A Quick Study on Fashion (Apr. 13, 2012)

- HuffingtonPost: “Why Michelle Obama’s Fashion Choices Need Some Work” (June 25, 2012)

- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “Cheap fashion reveals high cost of disposable clothes” (Aug. 1, 2012)

- Grist Q&A: “A & Ahem: Cheap clothing hurts the planet, the economy, and your style”    (June 26, 2012)

- Q&A (July 25, 2012)

- Jezebel: “How to Shop Ethically and Sustainably (Without Spending a Fortune)” (July 9, 2012)

The New York Post: “Crimes of Fashion“ (June 10, 2012)

We Can Make it in the U.S.A., But Will We Buy It? (Oct. 4, 2011)

Sewing, In Brooklyn, As a Way of Life (Aug. 5, 2011)

Author Bio

Elizabeth L. Cline is a New York-based journalist, sustainable fashion consultant, and author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion (Penguin Portfolio/2012). Cline holds a degree in Political Philosophy from Syracuse University and has written for the Daily Beast, New York magazine, Popular Science, The New Republic, Village Voice, GOOD, Etsy Blog,, and many others.


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