In 2009 a dear friend of mine, Blythe, was bored and decided to take on her own personal style challenge of wearing a dress each day in December. After realizing there was more to it she decided to marry it with her passion for justice and invite others to join.
5 years later, incorporated as a non-profit, the Dressember campaign has now become a global movement. We have over 40 countries represented, 5k participants and have a dreamy goal of raising 1 million for our partner organizations: IJM a human rights organization that works to rescue victims of slavery, sexual exploitation, and other forms of violent oppression & A21 supporting the abolition of modern day slavery.
Think Movember for men, Dressember for women. For the 31 days of December we wear a dress as our flag, raising money and awareness against the exploitation and enslavement of woman all over the world. As a justice fanatic and active board member I have been hiking, helping friends move, working and playing in dresses for the last 10 days and will continue to for the rest of the month. I really do believe that courage is contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.
Ya'll know my heart for justice, fashion and community. Dressember gives me the chance to literally have those three parts of my heart explode into a fundraising campaign. Im wanting to raise 1k individually! The whole campaign has already raised over 325k..NBD. Donation are welcomed with love!
Also if you want to continue to geek out with me, check out the Dressember Dress. We worked with a designer in NYC wanting to offer our participants an ethical dress option and in turn employ women in Nepal who have been directly connected to trafficking. The dress was sustainably made with a unique textured cotton indigenous to the area it was sown in. I am so proud to say that the dress sold out within 1 week of us offering it!
Now, don't tell me fashion can't change the world.
Love you all to pieces. May justice reign.