The first Canadian snowfall of 2020 was the perfect opportunity to capture this dress and explain the meaning behind who 'Dressember' is and what they stand for...
Dressember is an anti-human trafficking nonprofit organization with an annual campaign where thousands of people commit to wearing either a dress or a tie every day in December as a way to raise money and awareness for this issue. In seven years, their community of advocates have raised over $10MM toward comprehensive anti-trafficking work across the US and across the world. They have a world campaign that's based in the US and last year, they launched Dressember Canada.
I first heard of Dressember a few years ago when one of my clients took part in their annual campaign to wear a dress everyday in December. I have since been following along with their mission and was pleasantly surprised when I saw their collaboration with Canadian Ethical Fashion brand—Tamga Designs. I commented on the post to express my delight at their partnership... and next thing you know I'm being asked to join their team of influencers to help promote the Dressember x Tamga Dress you see in these photos.
Dressember & Tamga Designs
Rather than launching a dress collection in-house, Dressember will be partnering with several ethical brand partners to launch a series of Dressember dresses!
This particular dress is from TAMGA Designs! If you have my Ethical Clothing Guide, you'll recognize this name! They're on of my favourite Canadian Fashion Brands, so this was extra special for me. TAMGA Designs creates conscious and colourful clothing using the world's most sustainable fabrics and dyes. TAMGA believes in a bright future for fashion, people and the planet, which is why they create clothing that respects all three. This dress was designed in collaboration with actress Yael Grobglas (any Jane the Virgin fans?) to promote their mission.
About The Dress
Designed in collaboration with Yael Grobglas, the TAMGA x Dressember wrap dress is one of their most special pieces to date! From every dress sold, 20% is donated to the Dressember Foundation in support of their fight to end international human trafficking. This limited edition collaboration dress features the hand-drawn Tropez print from the Provence collection and comes to life using eco-certified dyes to prevent any harmful chemicals from coming in contact with your skin or run off into our waterways in production. With its romantic silhouette and soft cascading ruffles, this glamorous style is an instant TAMGA classic.
The Dressember dress saves 90 litres of water, .04 kg of CO2 emissions avoided and 7 kg of carbon offset (compared to a traditional viscose dress). How COOL is that?
Why A Dress?
Every year, thousands of advocates around the world take on the 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 human trafficking. Through your personalized campaign page, you'll be able to share your journey with your community and make a tangible impact in the fight against trafficking. They equip you every step of the way with the tools to become an everyday advocate.
At Dressember they believe #YouCanDoAnythingInADress, including raise millions of dollars to support the fight to end human trafficking.
How to Style The TAMGA Dress for Winter
Join me and thousands of others in support of Dressember this December by rocking this dress! You can purchase the dress HERE, with 20% of the sales going to the Dressember Foundation. Want to get involved with Dressember in other ways?
Become a Partner
The dress in this post was gifted as part of a collaboration with Dressember x TAMGA. I only partner and work with brands who align with my values and am honored to share the following information on behalf of Dressember.