Labour Behind the Label: Six Items Challenge

Dear LBL supporter,

Labour Behind the Label Six Items Challenge - only 7 days to go!

You've been actively supporting and adding your voice to our campaigns in recent months and we would like to invite you to take part in a fundraising challenge that begins in seven days' time. Pledge to wear just six chosen items of clothing for the duration of Lent (22nd Feb - 8th April)... Could you do this to raise awareness about fast fashion's poverty wage spiral?

Join our interactive blog to post about the experience and get sponsored for doing it! The Six Items Challenge is easy really. Just select 6 items of clothing from your wardrobe and pledge to wear only these every day for the whole of Lent. You can have unlimited access to underwear, accessories and footwear. You’re even allowed to use your sportswear or performance gear and a winter coat. But your main items of clothing – dresses, trousers, tops, skirts, jumpers, shirts or cardis must remain the same throughout. Get creative with your combining…and play a vital part in supporting garment workers.

Are you interested in taking part? Could you give up fast fashion for Lent?

It's a really fun way of engaging with the issues of over-consumption and poverty pay, as well as exploring how we construct our own identities each day. It's a great talking point for friends and family to engage with the issues that LBL campaigns on. To make your fundraising easier you will have a sponsorship page on our fundraising site.

Please let us know if you'd like to sign up - the deadline for participating is 21st February. We'll send you a welcome pack with all the info you need to particpate, blog and fundraise. Just email bee@labourbehindthelabel.org

Looking forward to seeing what you'll wear!

Bee Hayes and the LBL Team.

Labour Behind the Label

The clean clothes campaign
10-12 Picton Street
Bristol, CT BS6 5QA

T: +44 (0) 117 9441700
E: info@labourbehindthelabel.org
W: www.labourbehindthelabel.org
Challenge blog: http://thesixitemschallenge.wordpress.com/2012/02/21/the-six-and-only/

Labour Behind the Label works to improve conditions and empower workers in the global garment industry. We are the UK platform of the Clean Clothes Campaign, a coalition of campaigns in 12 European countries with a network of 250 organizations worldwide.

LBL Six Items Challenge

Thanks for posting this...

The blog and fundraising challenge are going really well - plenty of personal exploration, awareness raising and interesting interactions... check here to read some of the inspiring posts from our 'Sixers' and find out who's taking part. http://thesixitemschallenge.wordpress.com/the-blog/

There will be a new round of the challenge happening now in July so if you would like to sign up to take part then just drop an email off to bee@labourbehindthelabel.org