Day 1 of 100 days has commenced with the arrival of the parcel.
Am I excited?
Will I still be excited in 100 days?
I reserve my judgement for now.
I have taken a bold step in accepting a challenge from Wooland, a company dedicated to promoting sustainable fashion and making women’s lives easier. The challenge runs over 100 consecutive days and it involves wearing the same garment for 100 days and documenting the process.
Our aim is to design the most practical, most wearable dress in your wardrobe.Wool&.com
The company motto says it all:
Wear a Wool& Dress for 100 Days Straight
This is Day 1.
The challenge rules mean I’m attempting to wear the same dress for around 8 hours a day, for 100 days, documenting the journey and styles, via a daily photograph. Photos that, ultimately, will be emailed to the company at the conclusion of the experiment.
If I can do that, I am eligible to claim a $100 credit at the Wool& web store. Keeping to the challenge for 100 days will be tricky but at this point, I’m determined.
My savvy shopper radar is activated and ready to go the distance!
Advantages of Wearing the Same Outfit for 100 days
Natural, breathable fibre clothing is way nicer, next to the skin, and to be honest, I am highly attracted by the benefit of a simplified morning routine, making “what to wear” the easiest question of my day.
- No daily indecision regarding what clothing co-ordinates with what; what is socially appropriate and if it looks good. (First world problems)
- Saving water and less laundry – who’s against that?
- Less ironing – wool is wrinkle resistant
- Less use of chemical detergents in the waterways
- Supporting a sustainable product – fine merino wool from a sheep’s back
- Exercising creativity – inventing different styling options
- Living with less overall
- Reducing the impact on the planet
- Wool is a performance fabric with remarkable odor-resistant properties. A few reasons why you’ll love wool.
Disadvantages of Wearing the Same Outfit for 100 days
- Will I become bored?
- Will I forget to document the challenge each day and miss the challenge benefits?
- What if the dress become stained/damaged/stretch out of shape?
- Will it dry in time for me to wear again the following day?
- Will it smell between washes?
Wool – Environmentally Friendly, Sustainable, Practical
It has taken around eight weeks for this dress to arrive, such is the demand and popularity for this product, made with fine merino fabric, (and a small part in nylon).
I’ve chosen a very practical black style with short sleeves for durability. With winter approaching, there is less chance of me sweating in the tropical heat.
Being somewhat of a germophobe, and Covid and all, the issue of washing the dress infrequently does play on my mind.
Because I won’t be sitting at a desk for 100 days. I’ll be out and about.
Furthermore, I am reminded by the company marketing speels, that wool is not just breathable and naturally soft, wrinkle-resistant, it dries quickly, making keeping the dress clean fairly simple.
And that is part of the point.
Wash less. Do we really need to wash clothing if it isn’t smelly and dirty? Aren’t we trying hard to be sustainable in terms of reducing water use, chemicals in the waterway and keeping clothing durable but smart-looking?
Countdown to Thursday, 4 August 2022
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100 Day Dress Challenge
Could you wear the same garment each day for 100 days?