What is Dressember?

 

You may have overheard people already planning their outfits for the month of December. No, it’s not because of the holiday parties, galas or other social events – it’s for an international, cause driven campaign known as Dressember.

Dresses

In 2005, 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, 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.

Blythe Hill
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 campaigns to aid the fight against sex trafficking. To date, Dressember has raised over $5MM towards the fight to end modern day slavery. Want to help them raise even more?

 

Impact

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

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. 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. You can register yourself or your team here and join in on the campaign to fight against slavery. Donate. Or, participate by donning a dress or tie next month and spread the word via the #youcandoanythinginadress and #Dressember!

November 29, 2018 by Jaclyn Dowdle