Six Items April
Wear just six items of clothing for April, get sponsored, help fix fashion and stand in solidarity with workers around the world making our clothes.
A fashion fast to oppose fast fashion
Could you do a fashion fast for April?
Fast Fashion is the drive to increase profits and get products into our high street shops faster and faster. 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 a fashion fast. It is designed to challenge fast fashion and raise vital funds for our work fighting for the rights of garment workers.
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 the month of April. Then ask friends, family, colleagues and neighbours to sponsor you. You can have unlimited access to underwear, accessories and footwear. You’re even allowed to have your gym wear or uniforms in addition to your six. But your main items of clothing – trousers, dresses, tops, skirts, jumpers, shirts or cardigans – must remain the same throughout.
What about fundraising?
We provide you with lots of support, including advice emails, encouraging tips, access to a whatsapp group with other participants to help share ideas, and more. After you have signed up someone will be in touch. You can set up your JustGiving page and start sharing it with family and friends.
Where do I sign up?
Simply fill out the form by clicking this button.
Hear from people who have completed the challenge
We’ve been running the Six Items Challenge for many years. Previous participants have given all kinds of feedback from calling it ‘a breeze’ to finding it very difficult. Some have found it freeing, others constricting of their identity, but everyone has found it an excellent way to support garment worker struggles and do something positive to fix fashion.You can read a blog here from Tansy, or watch Frederique below.
Our top 5TIPS
1. Think weather!
What items will work for hot and cold, wet and dry?
2. Think washing!
Items near your skin will need to be washed more – so more t-shirts than jumpers.
3. Think events!
What do you have planned for April? Parties or park trips? Date nights or play dates? Make sure your 6 items can cover all your social activities for the month.
4. Think Sharing!
Take photos and share your journey with people. Don’t forget to tag us – we’d love to see your snaps.
5. Think fundraising!
Remember it is about raising vital funds for our work – get your JustGiving page set up as soon as possible and get the donations coming in.