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Six Items Challenge 2018 with Labour Behind The Label

Six Items Challenge 2018 with Labour Behind The Label

Six Items Challenge 2018 with

Labour Behind The Label

https://sixitemschallenge2018.everydayhero.com/uk/lilfairtrade-shop

Hello and Assalaam Alaikum (peace and blessings) everyone,

Thanks for dropping by.

Sabeena Ahmed with Shanthi Rajan at the Social Enterprise Showcase Middlesex University Dubai 3rd April 2018

Sabeena Ahmed with Shanthi Rajan at the Social Enterprise Showcase Middlesex University Dubai, 3rd April 2018

 

So here I am for the sixth consecutive year participating in the Six Items Challenge with Labour Behind The Label.

This year the challenge commences 14th February - 29th March 2018.

Six Items Challenge 2018

Everyday Hero Six Items Challenge 2018 - The Lilfairtrade Shop

For those interested I have also attached links to the Six Items Challenges,2017, 2016 and 2012 - 2015.

https://www.thelittlefairtradeshop.com/blogs/news/six-items-challenge-2017

Six Items Challenge 2016

Six Items Challenge 2012-2015

Why I'm here?

Sabeena Ahmed of The Little Fair Trade Shop at the Zest Foundation event September 2017

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.

Don't worry!

This does not include under garments or exercise gear. You can wear an endless supply of these. :)

 

Sabeena Ahmed of the The Little Fair Trade Shop recovering after rotator cuff surgery Oct 2017

I had surgery for a rotator cuff on my right shoulder early October 2017 and have been receiving physiotherapy.

Typing is painful and difficult.

 

My beloved mother the late Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano - women's advocate and fairtrade supporter with Sabeena Ahmed June 2012

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.

 

Sabeena Ahmed With Professor Muhammad Yunus during the Six Items Challenge 2018 Dubai UAE

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.

Love and regards
Sabeena XXX

To support my Six Items Challenge 2018 click here.

Thank you!

 

VIDEOS are currently being recorded and edited

Week 1

 

Sadly due to my surgery I was unable to record videos but hope to recover and heal so I can post videos in next years challenge.

 

 

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LILFAIRTRADE SHOP

08 APR 2018
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Hello Assalaam Alaikum peace and blessings everyone,

Thank you for dropping by. :)

This is a very late message for Labour Behind The Label team and all the Sixer's who completed the challenge.

Sadly, I'm struggling to shake off this strange skin allergy.

I've had food allergy tests and fortunately I'm not allergic to the main food groups but am still tolerating, hives, burning and itching on my hands and palms.

I managed to jump in a taxi last week and attend a social entrepreneur showcase at Middlesex University Dubai.

I've attached a photo with Senior lecturer Shanthi Raman.

The green and white traditional Pakistani party suit I'm wearing is not ethical but was purchased as a birthday present by my dear friends Sunita and Faiza.

The green scarf I've draped around me was a fairtrade gift from my friend Joanna who was visiting from Poland.

She purchased it from KoKo World.

http://en.kokoworld.pl

I envisage recording my vlogs this week (fingers crossed).

I look forward to participating in the Six Items Challenge 2019 Insha'Allah, God willing.

Hopefully I'll be healthier...

Take good care

Keep supporting Labour Behind The Labour.

http://labourbehindthelabel.org

Congratulations once again to all the Sixer's.
Warmest regards
Peace and blessings
Sabeena

 
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FAISAL ALI

  GAVE £69.0408 APR 2018

Well done on completing the challenge despite being poorly. 
Keep up the the good work and campaigning for garment workers.
Love Faisal X

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08 APR 2018

Thank you so much!
S X

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22 MAR 2018
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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

River Blue

Hope to speak with you by the end of the challenge.

Best regards and wishes to all the Sixer's.

Sabeena XxX

SUMMAYA USMANI

  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

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LILFAIRTRADE SHOP

07 MAR 2018

Love you Sammy! :)
Thank you for always supporting my Six Items Challenge.
Miss ya! 
Love and dua'as
XXXXX

LILFAIRTRADE SHOP

06 MAR 2018
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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.

http://labourbehindthelabel.org/who-we-are/

http://labourbehindthelabel.org/get-involved/take-action/

Thanks for reading!

Love and regards
Sabeena

 

23 FEB 2018
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Hello Assalaam Alaikum peace and blessings everyone,

Thanks for dropping by,

I haven't been able to upload any posts because this week I've had a allergic reaction and had a terrible case of eczema, my hands were swollen, itchy and burning.

I'm on the mend and hope to upload a video and more photographs over the weekend.

Many thanks to my friends and family for supporting the Six Items Challenge.

I truly appreciate your love and support.

Hope to speak with you soon.

Best regards to all the amazing Sixer's.
Sabeena :)

 

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LILFAIRTRADE SHOP

 

15 FEB 2018
Six Items Challenge 2018 with Labour Behind The Label and Sabeena Ahmed - Dubai UAE

Hello and Assalaam Alaikum peace and blessings everyone,

Hope you're all well?

Thanks for dropping by page.

I hope I can post a photo of my second outfit a green cotton and net traditional Pakistani suit. A white embroidered kameez ( long blouse), white trousers and green net jacket.

This outfit was purchased by my dear friends Sunita and Faiza as a birthday present in Manchester last year.

My friends and sister always purchase my wardrobe because I don't purchase clothes anymore and haven't done so for 10+ years.

My first outfit was a traditional Pakistani costume, a black and gold shalwar (trousers) and kameez (long blouse) posted in yesterday's update.

This was one of the last outfits my beloved mother purchased for me before she died. I have a sentimental attachment to it.

My shoulder was very painful today so I hope to post a more detailed update in the next few days.

Best regards to all the Sixer's!
Sabeena ;)

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IREM AHMED

  GAVE £15.9314 FEB 2018

I'm sure you will achieve this

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15 FEB 2018

Thanks Babes! 
Really appreciate your support for garment workers around the world.
Hope you're well and purchasing ethical slow fashion? Speak soon Insha'Allah.
Sabeena XXX

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Hello, Good Evening and Assalaam Alaikum peace and blessings everyone...

Thanks for dropping by!

Here I am for the seventh consecutive year supporting garment workers to receive a decent living wage and good working conditions.

First of all I'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate to all the participants supporting the Six Items Challenge and The Labour Behind The Label team.

Best regards and wishes to all the Sixer's for another fantastic 6 weeks.

Week 1 - February 14th 2018

It's day one of the six items challenge.

I haven't chosen all my six items of clothing.

I hope to post photos tomorrow.

I'm recovering from surgery for a rotator cuff on my right shoulder and typing is painful.

Hope to record 6 vlogs again this year.

In the meantime I'll leave you with a pic of me at SheTrades Dubai launched by the Dubai Exports and the Dubai government.

Speak with you again soon Insha'Allah God willing.

Sabeena :)

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