Thursday, March 15, 2012

15/30 The Capsule Wardrobe Project

Recently, the lovely Tania from T Like Bubble Tea asked me to participate with her & Sam from Sam Is Home in a fashion challenge. "15/30 The Capsule Wardrobe Project" to be exact. The challenge starts today & entails only wearing 15 pieces of clothing for one month (ending April 15th). 

The Rules?
ANY 15 pieces from your wardrobe X 30 days
Accessories (incl. hats, scarves) / gym clothes / pyjamas / socks are not included in the 15 pieces
No shopping for 1 month
DYI on the existing 15 pieces is permitted
Be creative! Have fun! Document!

Redress is a Hong Kong based NGO with a mission to promote environmental sustainability in Asia’s fashion industry by reducing textile waste, pollution, water and energy consumption. Here is what I read on their website

"Over recent years, the fashion industry has itself been refashioned. With the emergence of fast fashion in the mid 90’s, unsustainable design, low prices and low quality clothing flooded the market. Whilst this may at first glance be seen as a benefit, by allowing price-conscious consumers the chance to wear the current season’s changing fashion trends and by increasing the sheer volume of orders coming from garment manufacturers who are often located in developing countries, this type of fast paced consumption soon gave way to problems.

This rapid consumption of low cost and often low quality clothing lead to a ‘throw-away’ attitude to clothing. As a result, the amount of textiles discarded into landfills has drastically risen. Apart from this excess textile waste, the fashion industry makes extensive use of water, energy and raw materials throughout the garment supply chain. This threatens the earth’s natural supply of resources and causes high rates of pollution. For example, chemicals and toxins are often present in conventional textiles, such as cotton and polyester, and these cause environmental harm in the agricultural and processing stages."

So with this challenge we can force ourselves to be more creative by reinventing & styling the clothing that we already have in our existing wardrobes. How many times have you got up in the morning, stared at your closet & said "I have nothing to wear" knowing full well that you have more clothes than you could poke a stick at? Guilty! 

So over the next month I will post pics of my outfits using just 15 pieces of clothing and see how creative I can get with what I already own. Feel free to join in the fun & take part in the challenge!!

~ Clare x

Here is a list of bloggers who will be joining The 15/30 Project:

Sam of Sam Is Home
Tania of T Like Bubble Tea
Karen of Tomimito
Alicia of Kitten Masks
Joy of Of Stranger Sensibilities
Monique of Petite Avenue
Caitlin of Wanderlustings
& me :-)
Image: T Like Bubble Tea


  1. I am so excited!!!! Let's do it :) Just one month to go.

  2. Yay Clare! I love this post and what you are doing stands for! Whoohoo!

    I can't imagine that I wear more than 15 pieces of clothing in a month--but mine are not worth documenting... :O

  3. Oh, this could be tough! It's interesting though and will force you to get a bit creative. xo

  4. can't wait to see what you come up with!!

  5. Sounds like a wonderful project! It is interesting to see how it goes! Have a delightful weekend, Kellie xx


Thanks for sharing on Soulful Mama ~ Clare x