Overdressed

Karen Tranberg Hansen, “Secondhand Clothing,” Berg Encyclopedia of World
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Author: Elizabeth L. Cline

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101560584

Category: Business & Economics

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Until recently, Elizabeth Cline was a typical American consumer. She’d grown accustomed to shopping at outlet malls, discount stores like T.J. Maxx, and cheap but trendy retailers like Forever 21, Target, and H&M. She was buying a new item of clothing almost every week (the national average is sixty-four per year) but all she had to show for it was a closet and countless storage bins packed full of low-quality fads she barely wore—including the same sailor-stripe tops and fleece hoodies as a million other shoppers. When she found herself lugging home seven pairs of identical canvas flats from Kmart (a steal at $7 per pair, marked down from $15!), she realized that something was deeply wrong. Cheap fashion has fundamentally changed the way most Americans dress. Stores ranging from discounters like Target to traditional chains like JCPenney now offer the newest trends at unprecedentedly low prices. Retailers are pro­ducing clothes at enormous volumes in order to drive prices down and profits up, and they’ve turned clothing into a disposable good. After all, we have little reason to keep wearing and repairing the clothes we already own when styles change so fast and it’s cheaper to just buy more. But what are we doing with all these cheap clothes? And more important, what are they doing to us, our society, our environment, and our economic well-being? In Overdressed, Cline sets out to uncover the true nature of the cheap fashion juggernaut, tracing the rise of budget clothing chains, the death of middle-market and independent retail­ers, and the roots of our obsession with deals and steals. She travels to cheap-chic factories in China, follows the fashion industry as it chases even lower costs into Bangladesh, and looks at the impact (both here and abroad) of America’s drastic increase in imports. She even explores how cheap fashion harms the charity thrift shops and textile recyclers where our masses of cloth­ing castoffs end up. Sewing, once a life skill for American women and a pathway from poverty to the middle class for workers, is now a dead-end sweatshop job. The pressures of cheap have forced retailers to drastically reduce detail and craftsmanship, making the clothes we wear more and more uniform, basic, and low quality. Creative inde­pendent designers struggle to produce good and sustainable clothes at affordable prices. Cline shows how consumers can break the buy-and-toss cycle by supporting innovative and stylish sustainable designers and retailers, refash­ioning clothes throughout their lifetimes, and mending and even making clothes themselves. Overdressed will inspire you to vote with your dollars and find a path back to being well dressed and feeling good about what you wear.

Undesign

Seeing through clothes. ... In Berg encyclopedia of world dress and fashion:
Volume 10 – global perspectives. Accessed 1 May 2016. www.bergfashionlibrary
.com.ezp01.library.qut.edu.au/view/bewdf/BEWDF-v10/EDch10413.xml Oakley ...

Author: Gretchen Coombs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315526352

Category: Architecture

Page: 200

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Undesign brings together leading artists, designers and theorists working at the intersection of art and design. The text focuses on design practices, and conceptual approaches, which challenge the traditional notion that design should emphasise its utility over aesthetic or other non-functional considerations. This publication brings to light emerging practices that consider the social, political and aesthetic potential of "undesigning" our complex designed world. In documenting these new developments, the book highlights the overlaps with science, engineering, biotechnology and hacktivism, which operate at the intersection of art and design.

Planet Cosplay

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Author: Paul Mountfort

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1783209577

Category: Design

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This book examines cosplay from a set of ground-breaking disciplinary approaches, highlighting the latest and emerging discourses around this popular cultural practice. Planet Cosplay comprises chapters from scholars who are widely published in this field, examining the subject of cosplay from sources and sites to performance and play, from sex and gender to production and consumption. It addresses questions ranging from the rise of cosplay as a cultural phenomenon to its role in personal and cultural global identities. Planet Cosplay is unique in providing a multi-perspectival examination of the practice from such theoretical bases as popular cultural studies, performance studies, gender studies, media studies, communication studies. As the title suggests, its purview is global, encompassing some of the main centres of cosplay throughout Asia, the US and Europe as well as some outliers, including Australasia. Each of the chapters offer a comprehensive a set of entry points into the subject matter, and also a kind of narrative of the development of cosplay and scholarly approaches to it.

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