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Six Items Challenge 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012

Six Items Challenge 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012

Six Items Challenge 2015

As promised for all the die hard eco fashion warriors.

My Six Items Challenge for 2015


My Six Items Challenge for 2014



Six Items Challenge 2013

My page has expired so I've added some posts for you to read at your leisure.


Well here I am again.

Hello, Assalaam Alaikum and warm greetings from Sabeena.
Hope all the participants are doing well?

Hearty thanks to Bee, Anna, Sam and everyone at The Labour Behind The Label team.

Your dedication and love for all factory and garment workers has given me the hope of starting my own fair trade fashion label. As a fair trade campaigner, fair trade and ethical clothes are a subject very close to my heart.

The past year has been challenging on a personal level as my beautiful Mum was diagnosed with breast cancer. The clothes this year are dedicated to all breast cancer patients past and present. So Yes, there is a lot of pink!

I hope to continue to educate all my friends and the Asian community in Manchester and London about the rights of garment and factory workers around the world.

Here's to another successful six weeks.
Support me here! http://www.everydayhero.co.uk/hero_pages/view_posts/sabeena__ahmed
Many thanks your time and donation to Labour Behind the Label it is much appreciated.

Warmest regards to everyone reading and all those participating.
Love S:)

Six Items Six Week Challenge  2013 Weeks 1 and 2 Deja vu!
Yes! I'm back!

The last two weeks have been a bit of a blur!!!
Sincere apologies to Bee and the team at Labour Behind the Label for such a late response to my blog.

I've spent the last two weeks at The Christie's Radiology department and have had to attend follow up appointments with Oncologists, physiotherapists and breast care specialist nurses.
On a positive note I've kept Amee (Mum) busy by taking photographs of me modelling my six items of clothing and accessories.

I have decided to ask my family and friends for their support and can't thank my sisters Summaya and Irem enough for their donations.

If you would like to learn more about the ground breaking work Label Behind the Label do then please click on the link below.

Lots of love to all the other participants.
More soon!


Six Items Six Week Challenge 2013 Weeks 3 and 4!

Hello and Assalaam Alaikum to all!

I spent part of fair trade fortnight with my dear friend Rita Verity of Sonia's Smiles, Haworth, the South Manchester Co-operative Group, the children of Old Moat Primary School and the Asian Breast Cancer Support Group - the Genesis Trust, Manchester, UK.

Its been a cold four weeks and along with the six items of clothing I chose I've had to wear extra layers such as thermal vests and leggings. My family are trying their best not to criticise my choice of clothes, I think they will be very relieved when they see me in other clothes. I don't pretend to be a stoic, I know I am. I could seriously spend the rest purchasing no clothes or make doing with the ones I have.

I hope to visit a wonderful fair trade and ethical company called Nomads during the last week of the challenge and show off my new wardrobe.

Many thanks to Bee, Anna and the team at Labour Behind the Label, Bristol.
Love and regards to all the participants


Six Items Six Week Challenge  2013 Weeks 5 and 6!

WOW! Doesn't time fly when your participating during the six week challenge.

I completed the Six Items Six Week Challenge 2013 and my family are so relieved!

My sisters Summaya and Irem were over the moon that I achieved my target of 150 pounds this year.They have promised to purchase fair trade clothing when they next go shopping and will be supporting Labour Behind The Labels online campaigns.

Please follow their links for their online campaigns including, Tazreen, Bangladesh and Footlocker UK.

On a more personal note I hope I can visit Pakistan to support the wonderful ladies at Sungi, Rawalpindi, Gulshan Bibi is the lady you can see with her daughters on the home page. I could have continued with the challenge for another six weeks and more!

Hope to complete another six weeks and support factory and garment workers in 2014!

Love to all those who participated and those who may want to support them next year.
Love and regards



Six Items Challenge 2012

This page has also expired but I've added a post for that year.

Six Item Week Challenge 2012

Hey there!
Hello and Assalaam Alaikum to all my friends, family and Labour Behind The Label readers around the world.

A big shout out to Bee at the Labour Behind the Lable offices in Bristol. How are you, hope you have a wonderful and productive day?

Well, here I am, not sure what to write, but here goes…
I’ve managed to find six articles of clothing I’ll be wearing for the next six weeks.
I’ve attached photographs for you to view at your leisure. I’m here because I feel its very important to highlight and address the issues affecting garment and factory workers around the world.
This issue is very close to my heart as it is a key fair trade principle. For the past 3 and a half years I have been patiently creating awareness for fair trade and campaigning for workers right and wages through my business.

During December 2011 and January 2012 I had the good fortune of visiting a home workers association in Karachi and a wonderful fair trade organisation in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. I met many ladies who are exploited by middle men and who live in a cycle of perpetual poverty.

The profile picture on my sponsor page is of a beautiful lady called Jamila Buwa who lives in Karachi, Pakistan. I met her in December 2011 where she explained how she earns less than three pounds for the hand embroidered top/kurta in the photograph which took her a month to complete. The middle men pay her just 300 rupees less than 3 pounds. She has to plead and negotiate rates and sometimes has to wait months for payments. Astonishing and shameful! Her products are sold to local boutiques in Karachi and international clients who purchase them for hundreds of pounds/dollars.

This campaign coincides with fairtrade fortnight (27th February 27-11 March) in the United Kingdom and I believe it will be an eye opener for many who have no idea where their clothes are produced or who has painstakingly made them.

I’m feeling optmistic today and hope to create awareness for this campaign at work and with friends around the world. I hope I can raise the 250 pounds needed during the challenge.

So please all family and friends support this worthwhile cause and support ME!!!

I would be grateful if you could forward my sponsor page to all your friends and family and ethically conscious individuals. I have attached the link below for you to copy and paste.


Best regards and warm greetings to all the other participants.
Love and hugs to all my friends and family in Manchester and London.

Walaikum Assalaam S:)



Labour Behind The Label - Six Items Challenge 2012

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