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The 100 Day Dress Challenge

June 01, 2020 11:31 AM | Elizabeth Kettle (Administrator)

The 100 Day Dress Challenge!

Liz Kettle, our director, is taking on the Wool& 100 Day Dress Challenge! 
She will be wearing the same wool dress for 100 days!
YES! you read that right....100. DAYS! 8 hours a day.
The. Same. Dress. Every. Day. 

100 Days!
June 1- Sept 8 2020

We asked if she had lost her mind staying home for 11 weeks.....
 


Here is what she says: 

Yes, I admit it is a bit crazy but, the dress does have pockets! 

Actually, for the last 6 months, our Textiles West team has been considering the question, how does someone change from a Standard American Wardrobe to a healthier, cleaner wardrobe and home decor that is better for the planet, our bodies and our budgets. We had some ideas but nothing that clicked.

With more time to peruse social media while staying at home,  I stumbled across this interesting challenge on Instagram. Holy Cow! This sounds like a fun and somewhat crazy way for us to raise awareness of the massive impact of the textile industry production and waste. 


I did take more than 10 seconds to think about this and I didn't commit until the dress arrived. I am not sure it is going to be very easy...what if I can't do it? Yikes! I grew up wearing a uniform from kindergarten thru high school and there were some things I really liked about wearing a uniform. There is the added benefit of less laundry....so what the heck...I have nothing to lose.

But, here is the reason I am taking this challenge, textile pollution is real, it is massive and quite frankly it is a women's issue. We had a hand in creating this crisis and we need to fix it. But we can have fun at the same time. So, I am taking the challenge. Along the way we will be talking about how to create a friendly textile home and having a closet makeover (getting rid of the stuff that is just hanging around) and beginning to sew up a capsule wardrobe that is functional, fits me and is made from sustainable fabrics.

We want to inspire you to create a more sustainable textile home and make it fun and easy so we will be sharing tips along the way and the first one is don't wash your clothes so much! Try to wear each garment twice or more before you wash it. See....less laundry....so easy. 


Starting June 1, you can follow the 100 day dress challenge story on Instagram, Facebook and in our blog posts. 

Check out Wool& site

 


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