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7 ITEMS // 7 OUTFITS // 7 DAYS TO END WORKER EXPLOITATION

I’m taking the Baptist World Aid Ethical Fashion Challenge because I want to help end worker exploitation and environmental degradation.

The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. Too many people making our clothes are still underpaid, unsafe and mistreated.

The average living wage in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where many of our clothes are made is roughly $7 a day. Yet the vast majority of workers don’t event earn this much.

I’m supporting Baptist World Aid by creating awareness and raising funds to campaign for an industry where environmental protection, as well as human rights, are the standard and not the exception.

I’m also in the midst of teaching my high school Textiles students about these complex issues and thought it might be a way of showing them what they can do practically to respond.

For seven days I’ll be wearing outfits made up of only the same seven items from my wardrobe. I’ll be using the Baptist World Aid Ethical Fashion Guide and social media to encourage the brands I’m wearing to either keep up the great work they’re doing to become more transparent, or to improve their standards.

If this resonates with you, would you consider sponsoring me along the way? For example, $7 for one day, $21 for three days or $49 to help end worker exploitation? Really, any amount would make a valuable difference.