Introducing The 2017 Dressember Dresses

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Our 2017 Dressember Dresses have been released for pre-order! Read on to hear our heart behind this line and receive 20% off pre-ordered items until October 1st. 

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Here at Dressember, we aim to restore dignity to all women through fashion and creativity. We love seeing our advocates using fashion to make a difference in the world, but as we utilize this industry, we must also educate ourselves on the dark side of it. The fashion industry has developed bad habits over the years, causing heavy pollution to the environment and using forced and child labor for clothing production.

Following the devastating collapse of Rana Plaza in Bangladesh that took the lives of over 1,100 labor workers, came a fashion revolution of men and women who wanted to end the great disconnect between what we buy and the people who produce it. The Industrial Labor Organization estimates that over 170 million children are subject to child labor, with many making textiles and clothing garments to reach the demand of consumers in the US & Europe. As we were becoming aware of how prevalent labor trafficking is in the apparel industry, we were also hearing from you, our advocates, who were desiring to use your purchasing power for good. It became increasingly more important for us to offer transparent, fair-trade options in preparation of the campaign, thus the Dressember Dress line was born. 

"The Industrial Labor Organization estimates that over 170 million children are subject to child labor, with many making textiles and clothing garments to reach the demand of consumers in the US & Europe."

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We are confident that the decisions we make as ethical consumers will shape the fashion industry for the better. In fact, it already has. As the demand for sustainable options has grown, the more we have seen the industry follow suit with fair-trade options slowly becoming the new norm. 

"As we were becoming aware of how prevalent labor trafficking is in the apparel industry, we were also hearing from you, our advocates, who were desiring to use your purchasing power for good. "

We believe that personal style should not compromise someone else’s livelihood which is why we partner with Elegantees whose sewing center in Nepal offers fair-wage jobs to survivors of human trafficking, paying them 2-3 times more than the Nepali minimum wage.

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We are proud to bring you five unique dresses, from five women designers, made specifically for advocates, to employ and bring dignity to survivors. Each dress was lovingly designed and sustainably crafted, with a range of silhouettes to celebrate every body type!

Dresses are available for pre-order at 20% off retail price until October 1st. IF that isn't sweet enough already, the first 150 orders will receive a special gift from our friends at Starfish Project, a social enterprise helping exploited women develop their careers through their Holistic Care Program. Without further ado, we present to you our collection of 2017 Dressember dresses. 

Happy sustainable shopping!

XO

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Special Thanks to Kara at McFarlane Photography and Noonday Collection for the accessories featured on our models.


About the Author

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Madeline considers herself a bit of a nomad, having split her time between three continents over the past few years. Now, digging her roots down in Southern California, Madeline spends her time crafting content for the Dressember campaign, doing yoga and searching the web for flight deals.
 
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