Hello and Assalaam Alaikum (peace and blessings) everyone,
Thanks for dropping by.
So here I am for the eighth consecutive year I'm participating in the Six Items Challenge with Labour Behind The Label.
This year the challenge commences 6th March - 18th April March 2019.
Six Items Challenge 2019
Everyday Hero Six Items Challenge 2019 - Sabeena Ahmed and The Lilfairtrade Shop
For those interested I have also attached links to the Six Items Challenges,2017, 2016 and 2012 - 2015.
Six Items Challenge 2016
Six Items Challenge 2012-2015
I have decided to participate and support the Six Items Challenge for the seventh 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. :)
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.
Love and regards