I am writing this on the eve of the final day of my ‘Six Items Challenge’. I have been wearing the same six items of clothing for six weeks in order to raise money for ‘Labour behind the Label’. This organisation campaigns for better working conditions and a living wage for the garment workers who labour in terrible conditions for low pay in order to bring us cheap fashion on the high street.
What have I learnt from the challenge?
- I could survive with a minimalist wardrobe and a washing machine
- I evidently don’t need many clothes therefore I should buy less, but purchase good quality as cheap items soon look worn out
- People don’t tend to notice whether you’re wearing pretty much the same all the time!
- Choose fairly plain, classic (less memorable) items that mix and match
- The secret of not getting bored and creating new looks is accessories – scarves, coloured tights, belts, different footwear and jewellery.
- Fewer clothes meant doing housework in my work dress and not getting changed to go out somewhere nice
- Try to avoid black, it gets depressing wearing it so often
I am looking forward to wearing the rest of my neglected wardrobe and changing the coat I have worn everywhere for 46 days! Go on try it!