On March 1st, I partnered with the Mocha Club to raise money for their Women at Risk program. My goal was $800. The deal was if I could raise $800 then I would agree to toss all my clothes, except for 35 things. Read about it here.
On March 31st, $1245 was raised.
On April 30th, I went through my closet and picked 35 items to keep and donated the rest of my clothes. Part of the deal was that over the next year I would trade out my current clothes for pieces bought from a company with a conscience, fair trade company, or non-profit (TOMS, Noonday, Sevenly).
Since May 1st I have been wearing the same things and slowly gaining new pieces (and donating the old ones) that support a cause.
My hope would be that by the end of the year, everything in my closet would tell a story. That I would be able to support these companies & non-profits but also raise aWEARness by wearing them and sharing about them.
I call it the aWEARness Project: creating a closet with a conscience.
So this month I am joining with The Nester & sharing on this blog what I’ve learned and also tell the stories behind the clothes and the companies I have discovered.