Elizabeth L. Cline is a Brooklyn-based advocate, author, journalist, and expert on consumer culture, fast fashion, sustainability and labor rights in the apparel industry. Elizabeth’s critically acclaimed 2012 expose, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, is a founding text of the modern global ethical and sustainable fashion movement. Her follow-up conscious shopping guide, The Conscious Closet: A Revolutionary Guide to Looking Good While Doing Good, was published in August of 2019. More recently, Elizabeth has turned her expertise towards strategic organizing and campaigning for labor rights in fashion, working on strategy for the landmark #PayUp campaign and officially coming on board with Remake in 2021 before working on the Bangladesh Accord renewal and the Garment Worker Protection Act in California. She is the co-author of the PayUp Fashion 7 Actions, a platform for systemic change and brand accountability to garment workers. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in International Relations and Global Studies at Northeastern University.

Elizabeth earned her undergraduate degree in political philosophy from Syracuse University in 2001 and has almost two decades of experience in journalism, covering fashion, technology, labor, women’s rights, and the environment. She is regularly interviewed on television and radio by globally recognized news outlets, including Al Jazeera, MSNBC, The New York Times, and NPR. She is a current contributor to Forbes. Her writing has appeared in Vogue Business, Slate,  Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, AMC.com, SundanceTV.com, The New Republic and The Nation, among others.
Elizabeth is originally from south Georgia and now lives in Brooklyn with her partner Joseph D. Rowland, of the band Pallbearer, and their cat Lily.

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