The Conscious Closet, Media Life and Making a Profession Out of a Purpose with Author and Ethical Fashion Pioneer Elizabeth L. Cline


If her name sounds familiar, it’s because Elizabeth Cline is one of the world’s leading go-to experts on the consequences of fast fashion, the realities of fashion industry labor and sustainability. Her first book, the critically acclaimed Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion first revealed the impacts of fast fashion on the environment, economy, and society to an American audience and is a founding book of the global ethical and sustainable fashion movement. Today it’s even read around the world in seven languages.

Now she’s back with her much-anticipated follow-up book, The Conscious Closet: A Revolutionary Guide to Looking Good While Doing Good. On this episode of the Spirit of 608 podcast, we talk about The Conscious Closet, Elizabeth’s life as an author and entrepreneur and how FEST founders can learn from her experience to not only grow their visibility and businesses, but also make changes in the problematic, but promising global fashion sector.

Meet this week’s guest, Elizabeth Cline, author of The Conscious Closet.

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What you need to know:

Elizabeth wants to help people feel empowered and like they’re part of the solution. As awareness grows, fashion brands and conglomerates are forced to answer to citizens, whether it’s about diversity, climate change, or living wages. Elizabeth believes that citizens are in the driver’s seat right now and it’s creating a lot of change – and very rapidly.


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