To prove to her class how “fast fashion” is harmful to the planet and to teach her students about sustainability, a middle school teacher in the U.S. wore the same dress to work every day for 100 days. She washed it a few times a week and wore different accessories with it, but it was the very same dress every day as this video shows.
Teacher does One Outfit 100 Days challenge to teach students about sustainable fashion
This teacher took on a radical challenge to demonstrate how fast fashion hurts the planet.
Posted by SBS Australia on Friday, March 8, 2019
“Some people have questions about hygiene . . . because it suggests that somehow wearing different clothes each day equates with cleanliness. . . . These are separate issues to me.” Julie Mooney
Retailers use this term to speak to inexpensive versions of high-fashion pieces and how FAST they can move them from the catwalk to the retail outlet. Interested in other ways to slow it down a little? Read my blog, “On the Fast Track to Slow Fashion.”
Follow Julie’s journey on instagram: @oneoutfit100days
I have always bought ‘classic pieces’ for my wardrobe. I will pay a little more for well contructed clothing, but I buy so much less then my peers I save a lot of money. I’ve never regretted it.
Awesome example to her students! and to all of us!! We are so wasteful and have so many clothes and many have no new clothes for years in other countries. I agree we are filling our environment with too many discarded clothes. Is there a good way to recycle worn out clothes that can’t go to a second hand store? How can we help? Encourage less clothing instead of more? Such neat ways she dressed up her simple dress for so many days. I would just wear the same one I think as I am not very creative 🙂
I would definitely wear the same clothes 100 days in a row, as long as they were comfortable. I am so sick of “fast fashion” clothing!! I’m the type of person that if I find something I really like, fits well and is comfortable I will buy it and wear it for many years. I don’t go in for trends. I don’t want something that I paid good money for to end up being garbage after wearing it one season and that’s what most of the clothes are made for now days. Give me quality over quantity any day!! I commend this teacher for teaching the class a good life lesson.
Personally I’m not sure. At 1st I thought yes it would take the guess work out of what to wear today.. by then I don’t think I would because I get bored with the same outfits. Umm?
It seems like such a nasty or dirty thing but really it’s not. Washing the same wardrobe over and over again about 2 times per week. That’s only 14 weeks of washing so 28 “loads”. Now think about how much water we are using washing larger loads which use more water AND more energy. Also mix up accessories and what not like Julie did. People waste to much of their lives wasting time trying to have people see them a certain way and in reality, everyone has their own personality, style and thoughts all one person needs to worry about is living the life that leaves them happy. Because tomorrow is never promised. Shout out to you Julie!! You are an amazing role model!
I have bought clothes for my wardrobe to have for work, for play, for cold, for hot. I really do not life having so much. I really want to make a change in my wardrobe. It is daunting and very stressful.