Cultivating Your Conscious Closet

Cultivating Your Conscious Closet

An evening of slow fashion in Downtown SLO featuring author Elizabeth L. Cline

Friday, October 25, 2019, 6-8pm
Doors open at 5:00, so come early to grab a drink and a seat.
Location: Hotel San Luis Obispo, 877 Palm St. San Luis Obispo
Ticket required. No admission fee. Get your tickets on eventbrite.
No Host bar.
UPDATE: Reserved tickets are sold out! If you don't have a ticket, you can come to the door to be put on a waiting list for a seat. We are also going to stream the event on Facebook Live on the HumanKind Facebook page.
Elizabeth Cline and The Conscious Closet
Join us for an evening with Elizabeth L. Cline, author of the new book, The Conscious Closet, and expert on consumer culture, fast fashion, sustainability, and labor rights. Hear Cline speak the issues with the mainstream fashion industry and gain practical knowledge you can use to buy and wear clothing more ethically and sustainably.

Learn all about the local businesses that are making a difference in the fashion industry! From clothing repair, textile recycling, to ethically made new clothing, discover the tools you need to build your own conscious closet.

Sustainable Business Expo

HumanKind Fair Trade – fair trade apparel from around the world

Marine Layer – ethically-made apparel and t-shirt recycling program

Fred & Betty’s – thrift shop with a textile recycling program

Studio Stitch - sewing classes

Junk Girls - upcycled accessories

Takken’s - shoe store and shoe repair

Eco Bambino - ethically-made children’s clothing

Office Hours - ethically-made men’s wear


Other Event Supporters

SLOTH Fashion - local, ethical fashion blog

Downtown SLO - promotes local business

Picking Daisies – Fabric shop with resources to sew your own clothing

Mountain Air - Quality outdoor gear

Finders Keepers - consignment women’s apparel

A Change of a Dress - consignment women’s apparel

Hope Chest - thrift shop benefiting Wilshire Hospice

Mission Thrift - thrift shop benefiting Old Mission School

Bambu Batu - apparel and textiles made from bamboo, hemp, and organic cotton

Ruby Rose - vintage shop with apparel and home decor

This event is sponsored by HumanKind Fair Trade and SLOTH Fashion.
Pick up your copy of The Conscious Closet at HumanKind Fair Trade or Downtown SLO. Available August 20.

About the Book

From journalist, fashionista, and clothing resale expert Elizabeth L. Cline, “the Michael Pollan of fashion,” comes the definitive guide to building an ethical, sustainable wardrobe you'll love.


Clothing is one of the most personal expressions of who we are. In her landmark investigation Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, Elizabeth L. Cline first revealed fast fashion’s hidden toll on the environment, garment workers, and even our own satisfaction with our clothes. The Conscious Closet shows exactly what we can do about it.


Whether your goal is to build an effortless capsule wardrobe, keep up with trends without harming the environment, buy better quality, seek out ethical brands, or all of the above, The Conscious Closet is packed with the vital tools you need. Elizabeth delves into fresh research on fashion’s impacts and shows how we can leverage our everyday fashion choices to change the world through style. Inspired by her own revelatory journey getting off the fast-fashion treadmill, Elizabeth shares exactly how to build a more ethical wardrobe, starting with a mindful closet clean-out and donating, swapping, or selling the clothes you don't love to make way for the closet of your dreams.


The Conscious Closet is not just a style guide. It is a call to action to transform one of the most polluting industries on earth—fashion—into a force for good. Readers will learn where our clothes are made and how they’re made, before connecting to a global and impassioned community of stylish fashion revolutionaries. In The Conscious Closet, Elizabeth shows us how we can start to truly love and understand our clothes again—without sacrificing the environment, our morals, or our style in the process.


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