The dress is our uniform, the flag of our movement. Dressember is an opportunity to reclaim and reappropriate the dress as a symbol of freedom and power; a flag for the inherent dignity of all people.
ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN:
Every year, thousands of advocates around the world take on the creative challenge of wearing a dress or tie during the 31 days of December. And trust us, it makes a statement. The dress or tie serves as the conversation starter to educate your community about modern slavery. Through your personalized campaign page, you'll be able to share your journey with your community and make a tangible impact for our grant partners around the globe. Not only will you expand in your knowledge about human trafficking, but you'll be equipped with the tools to become an every day advocate.
WE KNOW THAT:
Slavery exists in every city around the world. It haunts massage parlors and truck stops. It circles most major sporting events. And it may exist right next door to you.
SO, WE DID SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
In 2005, our founder Blythe Hill began hearing about the issue of sex trafficking. Despite her deep sense of urgency to help, she felt helpless. She wasn't a lawyer or a doctor or a social worker; her interests and talents were in fashion, trend analysis, and blogging. She didn't think she had much to offer to the fight, until four years later.
In 2009, Blythe challenged herself to wear a dress every day of December (hence: Dressember). The next year, a few friends joined in. By the third year, her friends' friends began to participate, and it occurred to Blythe that there was more to this challenge than she originally thought. By 2013, the movement blossomed into something completely unexpected - an international campaign to aid the fight against sex trafficking.
IT STARTED WITH A DRESS.
Since 2013, Dressember has grown into an international movement to save lives.
In less than five years, Dressember advocates have raised over $5 million, committing to increasing global awareness and eradication of slavery and sex trafficking.
We work with our grant partners to bring relief, restoration, and resources to victims around the world. It is our hope that through a growing, collaborative community of advocates, we ultimately dismantle the human trafficking industry from every angle.
HERE ARE SOME WAYS
YOU CAN GET INVOLVED.
Dressember welcomes year-round support in the fight against human trafficking. Follow the links below to make a general donation, become a monthly supporter, or participate in our annual campaign.