The High Cost of Cheap Fashion
07/31/12 - Tuesday's Topical Currents begins with journalist Elizabeth Cline, author of OVERDRESSED: The High Cost of Cheap Fashion. The days of buying quality clothes at local shops or department stores – even having garments mended – have gone the way of the phonograph. The New York City garment district is mostly history. Our clothes come from Asia, and are designed to be simple to make, cheap and disposable, with a lack of detail and workmanship. That’s Topical Currents . . . Tuesday at 1pm on 91.3 WLRN-HD1 rebroadcast at 7pm on WLRN-HD2.