Feb 23, 2018

Friday, we’re talking about the way we dress these days. We’ve gotten pretty cheap. We buy trendy clothes that are lousy quality. It’s called “fast fashion” and the journalist Elizabeth Klein says it’s bad for the environment and our sense of style.

Try to imagine 18 tons of clothes. It’s the image journalist and author Elizabeth Cline said surprised her the most while researching her book about the way Americans dress. That’s because that pile represented three-days of donations to one thrift store in one U.S. city. And what’s the impact of the cheap fashion we buy and toss on such a regular basis? Cline joins Doug to explain what it means for our economy, our environment, and for our culture. (Rebroadcast)

Elizabeth Cline is a New York-based journalist and author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion [Independent Bookstores|Amazon|Audible]

Looking for local designers and clothing producers? Check out this list, and email us with more suggestions, radiowest@kuer.org

Business Wear

Tailor Cooperative
High end boutique, custom clothing for men and women
335 W Pierpont Ave, #2
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 656-6525
Read profile in SLUG Magzine, March 2017 Local Fashion issue, http://www.slugmag.com/art-fashion/talking-pins-needles-tailor-cooperative/

Women’s Fashion

Davis Hong
Utah based designer
Read profile in SLUG Magzine, March 2017 Local Fashion issue, http://www.slugmag.com/art-fashion/davis-hong/

McKell Maddox Fashion Design
Utah based designer
Read profile in SLUG Magzine, March 2017 Local Fashion issue, http://www.slugmag.com/art-fashion/mckell-maddox/


Fine women's apparel, made in the United States, with a social mission to provide opportunities for individuals with autism, http://www.andolsek.us/


Kalos Clothing
Clothing designed in Utah in partnership with local artists. 50% of profits benefit Volunteers of America's Youth Homeless Shelter in Salt Lake City.

Nappi Clothing
Men and Women’s Denim, Hand-Made Leather Shoes, and Accessories. Designed and manufactured in South Jordan.
Read profile in SLUG Magzine, March 2017 Local Fashion issue, http://www.slugmag.com/art-fashion/nappi-clothing/

Project Kuya
Upcycled Fashion, with portion of proceeds benefiting humanitarian work in the Philippines
Read profile in SLUG Magzine, March 2017 Local Fashion issue, http://www.slugmag.com/art-fashion/project-kuya/

Women’s Modest

Ayana Ifè
Created and designed in Salt Lake City. Manufactured in Tennessee
Read profile in SLUG Magzine, March 2017 Local Fashion issue, http://www.slugmag.com/art-fashion/slug-style-ayana-ife/

BillieJo Clothing
Swimwear, Fitness Wear, Clothing and Accessories. Designed and sewn in Provo.
271 N University Ave, 
Provo, UT 84601

SexyModest Clothing
Designed in Highland, Utah

Children’s Wear

Cade and Co
Designers and producer of all-leather baby shoes and accessories
136 Heber Ave
Park City, UT
Text for current store hours: 435-901-1362 

Mabo Boutique/Mabo Children’s Clothier
Locally designed and manufactured children’s clothing
925 900 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
(385) 528-2954

Our Children's Earth
Upcycles used children's clothing into unique designs.
Ogden, Utah


Used and new clothing - including some locally designed and produced.
414 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

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