Staff take on the Six Item Challenge.

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

A group of The Students’ Union and UWE Bristol staff have teamed up to take on Labour Behind the Label’s Six Item Challenge.

Wednesday 14 February marks the start of the challenge. Over the next six weeks we will be publishing blogs and updates on how our challengers are getting on.

What is the six item challenge? – Good Question.

The idea is simple – We have selected six items of clothing from our wardrobes and pledge to wear only these every day for six weeks.

We do have unlimited access to underwear, accessories and footwear. Also, workout gear and coats don’t count, but our main items of clothing – dresses, trousers, tops, skirts, jumpers, shirts or cardigans – must remain the same throughout.

But Why?

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.

2018’s Six Items Challenge is during lent which falls between 14th February and 29th March 2018.

Check out Labour Behind the Label to find out more about their work. If you can afford to, you can donate money to the cause here: