I have decided to participate and support the Six Items Challenge for the sixth year because I started to campaign for garment and factory workers while caring for my mother who had been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.
The six items challenge means I choose six items of clothing to wear for six weeks.
This does not include under garments or exercise gear. You can wear an endless supply of these. :)
I had surgery for a rotator cuff on my right shoulder early October 2017 and have been receiving physiotherapy.
Typing is painful and difficult.
This year I hope to design a clothes range in memory of my beautiful mother Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano and support fair trade certified cotton farmers and ethical producers.
My beloved mother was a great advocate for women's empowerment and education.
I believe she would have been happy and proud of me to continue my campaigning for the millions of countless individuals producing clothes and accessories in factories and workshops around the world.
Hopefully by the end of the Six Week Challenge I would have educated a few people and raised a few pounds/dirhams.
What is Fast Fashion?
Fast fashion is a term the fashion industry uses to entice consumers to purchase new trends, products and accessories every six to eight weeks.
Most of the products are cheap, poor quality and mass produced by workers in sweat shops around the world.
Workers in many cases are under age children who endure long hours to support their families.
Many are as young as 14 are the only bread winners and often forfeit the chance of a decent education and future.
I hope to record vlogs and raise awareness about garment workers over the next coming weeks.
Best regards to all the Six Items Challenge participants.
Well done on completing the challenge despite being poorly. Keep up the the good work and campaigning for garment workers. Love Faisal X
08 APR 2018
Thank you so much! S X
22 MAR 2018
Hello Assalaam Alaikum peace and blessings everyone,
Its been a challenging 5 weeks for me.
I'm still struggling with this annoying skin allergy and haven't been able to upload any news videos.
I'm hoping to record some today.
For those interested to learn about fast fashion and the effects it has on garment workers, the environment and the planet I can recommend.
The True Cost
Hope to speak with you by the end of the challenge.
Best regards and wishes to all the Sixer's.
•GAVE £21.24(+ £5.31 GIFT AID)06 MAR 2018
A truly worthy cause. I’m so proud of you my beautiful sister. May God reward you for your efforts. Xxxx
07 MAR 2018
Love you Sammy! :) Thank you for always supporting my Six Items Challenge. Miss ya! Love and dua'as XXXXX
06 MAR 2018
Hello, Assalaam Alaikum peace and blessings everyone,
Since my last update I have recorded my first vlog and taken lots of photographs.
Will record my 2nd/3rd vlogs soon but they will be short. My haemoglobin is low and typing/recording is tiring.
I'm still suffering from this terrible allergy/eczema and my fingers are itchy.
Please kindly support Labour Behind The Label and garment workers to receive a decent living wage and decent working conditions.
Labour Behind the Label believes that no-one should live in poverty for the price of a cheap t-shirt. That a living wage is a basic human right, as is working without fear for your life. We are committed to making these ideals a reality in the garment industry.
Source: Labour Behind The Label
To learn how you can get involved please click on the links below.
I'm Sabeena Ahmed owner and creator of The Little Fair Trade Shop. I've been an individual associate member of the World Fair Trade Organization since 2011 and together with my artisans I bring you a bespoke collection of ethically sourced fashion & gifts.