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Elizabeth Cline

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Elizabeth Cline

Elizabeth Cline is a New York–based journalist and the author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion.


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At Nanette Lepore’s studio, that Fashion Week magic starts with the actual work of patternmaking, cutting and sewing.

Suddenly local fashion is all the rage. But can the garment trades once again bring good jobs to New York City?

How we shop this month can help develop more sustainable economies year-round. 

Defying stereotypes, the Model Alliance gets serious about organizing—and writes its own law to protect the most vulnerable models: children and young teens.

In the wake of Bangladesh's Rana Plaza disaster, consumers are showing new interest in brands that do right by their workers.

As fashion's first couple, the Obamas can take a leading role in making sure US companies comply with global standards.

As I saw on a reporting trip to Bangladesh, Rana Plaza was a disaster waiting to happen.


Obama and the fashion icon first lady should pick up where the presidential task force on the apparel industry left off fifteen years ago.
For fashion brands, participation in the Bangladesh fire and safety plan is voluntarily. It shouldn’t be.
A reader who unknowingly ordered hats from a Bangladeshi factory prompts a closer look into what we know about where and how our clothes...