The Six Items Challenge
We here at West London Waste love a challenge – especially one that tackles waste! According to the Love Your Clothes campaign, every year an estimated £140 million worth (around 350,000 tonnes) of used clothing goes to landfill in the UK. Fast fashion moves quickly, so instead of buying into it we’ve decided to challenge ourselves to buy out. Which is why our Waste Minimisation team has embarked on the Six Items Challenge.
What is the Six Items Challenge?
Started by Labour Behind the Label, the Six Items Challenge is a fashion fast to oppose fast fashion. Participants must choose six items from their wardrobe to wear for six weeks.
According to Labour Behind the Label, fast fashion is a relatively new phenomenon where brands change their stock every 4 to 6 weeks to keep up with the latest fashion trends at a price which makes the clothes cheap and disposable. In order to bring attention to wasteful practices in the fashion industry and to demonstrate alternative ways of reducing waste, we’re taking the the six items challenge on.
Follow Our Six Items Challenge
Each member of the Waste Minimisation Team will take a week of wearing the same six items. That’s with the exception of Roger (the only man on the team) who will be challenged for twelve days. After the completion of each week our team member will be posting a blog about their journey and what they’ve learned. So stay tuned to this space.
We hope we’ll inspire you to reduce textile waste and maybe even take your own Six Items Challenge!