Saturday book signing event features Elizabeth L. Cline
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Cairo native and acclaimed author Lorri Cline says to make a difference this holiday season, we need look no further than our own closets. Elizabeth “Lorri” Cline says, “The clothing industry is one of the world’s largest, but it’s also one of the most polluting and wasteful.”
To that end, Cline has spent the past decade working to make the clothing industry more ethical and sustainable, and she will be signing copies of her new sustainable style guide, “The Conscious Closet,” at Miss Myrt’s on Saturday, Dec. 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The book has been featured in Vanity Fair, Vogue, and InStyle.com and was named a best Book of 2019 by Real Simple.
Whether a minimalist or a fashionista or simply someone who wants to pare down and build a more satisfying wardrobe, “The Conscious Closet” is a how-to guide that will show readers how to how to build a more mindful wardrobe, clean out the closet without creating waste, and repair and launder clothing sustainably and with an eye for personal style.
Throughout the book, readers will learn how different fibers, from leather to rayon, are crafted and even how to avoid toxic chemicals in clothes.
Cline is the granddaughter of Margarett Roddenbery and the daughter of Rebecca Cline, both of Cairo, and she graduated from Cairo High School in 1998. In recent years, she has become the world’s leading expert on the social and environmental impacts of the clothing industry. Her work has been featured on NBC Nightly News, NPR, MSNBC, The New York Times, the New Yorker, and beyond.
For those unable to attend the signing, “The Conscious Closet” is also available on Barnes and Noble and Amazon as an audiobook, ebook, and paperback. Cline’s first book, “Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion,” was published in 2012 and exposed “fashion’s hidden toll on the environment, garment workers, and even our own satisfaction with our clothes.”
Once a reporter for The Messenger, Cline now travels the globe giving lectures and presentations on fast fashion, textile waste, fashion sustainability, labor rights and ethical consumerism. She is an expert in post-consumer textile waste and, since 2012, has conducted extensive research into the global secondhand clothing trade with a focus on New York City and Nairobi, Kenya’s, secondhand trades.
An avid thrifter, mender and textile-enthusiast, Cline also runs a successful online clothing resale business on eBay and Poshmark. She lives in Brooklyn with her partner, Joseph D. Rowland, of the band Pallbearer.