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How many items of clothing do you have in your closet and how much of your closet do you actually wear? Labour Behind the Label wants you to think long and hard about that question and then take it a step further with a fashion fast to raise money contributing to their work supporting garment workers in their struggle for better rights and working conditions. According to the Six Items Challenge, the average American purchases nearly 70 pieces of new clothing per year. “This equates to 20 billion new garments bought in the USA alone, many of these are contributed to clothing that costs about as much as a newspaper or cup of coffee at Starbucks.