Labour Behind the Label

The Six Items Challenge

Take part in our flagship fundraising event and raise money for garment workers worldwide

A fashion fast to oppose fast fashion

Choose six items of clothing to wear for six weeks - think you can do it?

Why the Six Items Challenge?

Fast Fashion is a relatively new phenomenon where brands change their stock every 4 to 6 weeks to keep up with the very latest fashion trends at a price which makes the clothes cheap and disposable.

Fast Fashion is the drive to increase profits and get products into our high street shops faster and faster, to satisfy an insatiable desire for new trends; the drive to sell more, consume more, make more, waste more. This, however, has disastrous consequences for the people who make our clothes.

The Six Items Challenge is designed to challenge our increasing reliance on fast fashion and raise vital funds which will enable Labour Behind the Label to keep fighting for the justice that garment workers deserve.

How does it work?

The idea is simple – select six items of clothing from your wardrobe and pledge to wear only these every day for six weeks.

Don’t panic – you can have unlimited access to underwear, accessories and footwear.  You’re even allowed to use your sportswear or performance gear if you need to maintain a fitness regime.  But your main items of clothing – dresses, trousers, tops, skirts, jumpers, shirts or cardigans – must remain the same throughout.

When is the Six Items Challenge?

1st March – 24th April 2017

2017’s Six Items Challenge is during lent which falls between 1st March and 24th April.

If you have any questions get in touch with Caroline at caroline@labourbehindthelabel.org or to confirm your interest complete the form below and we will be in touch with everything you need to get going in the run of to March 1st!

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