Women from a Manchester-based co-operative, Stitched Up, have reached the half-way marker in a 40-day challenge of limiting their clothing choices to just six items, in a bid to raise awareness of working conditions in the fashion industry.
Stitched Up, a non-profit which runs garment-making and upcycling workshops in the Chorlton area of Manchester, are raising funds for Labour Behind the Label Trust, which works to empower workers in the global garment trade.
Talking about her experience of taking on the challenge over Lent, Stitched Up’s Director and one of the founders of the co-operative, Bryony Moore wrote: “When I signed up to the Six Items Challenge this year, I did so mainly with the intention of raising awareness and raising funds for Labour Behind the Label. But added to that, I also hoped I might emerge from the Challenge with a new clarity on my clothes – and a more streamlined…
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