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Discussion with Elizabeth L. Cline, Author of The Conscious Closet

Join us for a special Earth Week discussion with Elizabeth L. Cline, author of The Conscious Closet, a new book that dives into the environmental impact of fashion and how the industry can become more sustainable.  

The first 30 attendees will receive a free copy of the book!

Lunch provided.

SOM students/faculty and staff - register here

Non-SOMers - register here

Hosted by the Business and Environment Club and Yale Center for Business and the Environment

About The Conscious Closet

From journalist, fashionista, and clothing resale expert Elizabeth Cline, "the Michael Pollan of fashion," comes the definitive guide to building an ethical, sustainable wardrobe you'll love.  Building off fresh research and her life-changing experiences getting off the fast-fashion treadmills, Cline now explores inspiring, everyday answers to those questions and so much more in THE CONSCIOUS CLOSET: The Revolutionary Guide to Looking Good While Doing Good (Plume; August 20, 2019), helping readers build a wardrobe they love with greater intention and awareness of our clothes, where they come from, what they’re made out of, and why they matter.

Clothing is one of the leading drivers of climate change, responsible for 8% of all carbon emissions, more than all international flights combined. Clothing is also one of the fastest-growing categories of waste in landfills, with one garbage truck of clothes dumped every two minutes in the U.S. For the sake of humanity and the environment, we need to be more mindful about our clothes. As Cline reveals, being more intentional about our clothing choices feels better and looks better, too.

Clothing is one of the most personal expressions of who we are, and in THE CONSCIOUS CLOSET, Cline aims to help readers truly understand and love their clothes again. Cline shares how to pare down your closet; swap, resell or recycle what you don’t love; better care for and repair what you do; and how to affordably buy, thrift, or rent the ethical wardrobe of your dreams. Whether your goal is to build an effortless capsule wardrobe, keep up with trends, buy quality, seek out ethical brands, or all of the above, THE CONSCIOUS CLOSET provides you with everything you need to build a sustainable, safe, beautiful, and mindful wardrobe.

THE CONSCIOUS CLOSET is not just a style guide. It is a manifesto and call to action to transform one of the most polluting industries on earth into a force for good, on both a micro level—our own closets—and macro level, by learning where and how our clothes are made, and how to connect to a global and impassioned community of stylish fashion revolutionaries for bigger systematic change.