The Six Items Challenge 2016

The Six Items Challenge – a fashion fast to oppose fast fashion

Take part in our flagship fundraising event and raise money for garment workers worldwide. Choose six items of clothing to wear for six weeks between February 10th - March 24th 2016 - think you can do it? 

Could you choose just six items of clothing from your wardrobe and pledge to wear only these items, every day, for six weeks (or any timescale you choose)?  

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.

How does it work?

The idea is simple - select six items of clothing from your wardrobe and pledge to wear only these every day for six weeks (or any timescale you choose). 

Don’t panic - you can have unlimited access to underwear, accessories and footwear.  You’re even allowed to use your sportswear or performance gear if you need to maintain a fitness regime.  But your main items of clothing – dresses, trousers, tops, skirts, jumpers, shirts or cardigans - must remain the same throughout.

Sign up today!

Sign up via our dedicated fundraising website where you will be able to create your own online fundraising page. Here will find also be able to find the rules, tips and get more information about Labour Behind the Label.

If you have any questions at all, we would love to hear from you. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Good luck!

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Labour Behind the Label is a not-for-profit company Registered in England No. 4173634. Labour Behind the Label's charitable activities are funded by the Labour Behind the Label Trust, registered charity number 1159356.

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the UK platform of the Clean Clothes Campaign