One Dress - a textiles art work offering a voice to women around the world, embroidered in the UK, India and Kenya by women, with words that define feminism and women's empowerment.
Click word - £2 / £6 / £20
Chose your own word here £22
Chose your own sentence here (6 words) £60
Chose your own sentence here (12 words) £100
Australia Sydney & Melbourne - August 2018
National Portrait Gallery, Votes for Women Late - June 2018
National Portrait Gallery in London, London History Day - May 2018
FiLiA Conference - October 2017
Atelier Tammam 10th Anniversary - September 2017
Sly Granny in Bangalore, India - April 2017
HeForShe Arts Week - March 2017
FiLiArt Refuge Art Exhibition - December 2016
|equality, respect, emancipation, solidarity, sisterhood||Ms T||DB|
|men are from earth women are from earth deal with it||George Carlin||DB|
|freedom, independence, strength, free thinking, unshackled||Diana Tammam||Lalitha / Kamakshi|
|confidence, sharing, courage||Diana Tammam||Kamakshi|
|failure Is Impossible||Lisa-Marie Taylor||Kamakshi|
|solidarity||Natalie And Molly Gleeson||Kamakshi|
|respect||Veronika, Nick, Nik||Chandrakala|
|diversity, empathy||Chandrakala / Vijaya|
|compassion, warmth||Elena Garcia||Vijaya|
|i am a feminist i have been a female for a long time now it would be stupid not to be on my own side||Alisa Lockwood||Kamakshi / Lalitha|
|equality||Katie Lister, Nova Reid||Vijaya|
|nurture, equality||Katie Weightman||Monica|
|independence||Daisy Bailes from her mother Anna-Marie||Monica|
|still I rise||Cecilia Edwards||Ruth|
|independence||Dedicated to my daughters: Charlotte & Isabelle Paul - Andrea Paul||Monica|
|you always have a choice||Anonymous||Lalitha|
|courageous||Vicki Cohen Marr||Kamakshi|
|if you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor||Willow Lockwood-Thomas||Ammu|
|equality||Nanna Sandom, katherine bruce,||Monica|
|sisterhood||Natasha Kingston, Jemima Hoadley||Monica|
|respect||Alicia lai, Anna Wellgate||Monica|
|feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings||Cheris Kramarae||Kamakshi|
|solidarity||Susan M, Shally, Mandy Webb, Juliet||Lalitha|
|equality||Lihi S, Dora & Ella, Noorin Khamisani||Lalitha|
|sisterhood||Shally S, Zoi, Anon||Lalitha|
|respect||Maggie, Mary, Eve||Lalitha|
|i am not free while any woman is unfree||Flora Marks||Ammu|
|equality (in Kanada) ugutugulu||Ammu||Ammu|
|beautiful (in hindi) Acha hey||Kamakishi||Kamakshi|
|grace (in Tamil) Kirubuy||Kailavani||Kailavani|
|love (in Kanada) Preymavey||Monica||monica|
|world (in kanada) doonyia||Ruth||Ruth|
|welcome (in Kanada) suswagatha||Lalita||Lalitha|
|still I rise||Nynke Brett||Lalitha|
|nolite te bastardes carborundorum||SianBerryGreen||Ammu|
|solidarity, sisterhood||Ms T||Monica|
|For Tabetha and Seraphina||Lalitha / Kamakshi|
|love (anbu) Tamil||Minakshi||Minakshi|
|happy (poongey) Tamil||Maleti||Maleti|
|respect, emancipation, equality, love, hope||Ms T||Monica|
|positivity (arabic)||Sherif A Louis||Kailavani|
|inspiration||Sly Greanny team||Monica|
|anything may happen when womanhood has ceased to be a protected occupation||Virginia Wolf||Ammu Kamakshi|
|love||For the jacobs well team, with love and gratitude||Monica|
|equality||Ilya, Alison Jane Reid, Kate Aries||DB|
|sisterhood||Miriam de Boer, Julie Ellis||DB|
|fearless stamina||Alexandra and Amelia Moseng||DB|
|hope||Maya, Orli, Neve||DB|
|cherish||Katherine Miles||Katherine Miles|
|mothering through breastfeeding||Emily Tammam||DB|
|there is no limit to what we as women can accomplish||Michelle Obama||DB|
“I vowed this year that I would make only One Dress that needs as much effort, (wo)man power and time to create as a whole collection” - Ms Tammam
FEMINISM – is simply the belief that women and men should be given equal rights and opportunities. This project celebrates women and their incredible, often undervalued, skills.
SUSTAINABILITY – Every woman involved in One Dress is paid fairly for their time and skill, ensuring the principals of fair trade are adhered to. The fabrics used are from the Tammam sustainable supply chains and the violet yarn, representing the ”Voices” of women is vintage or reclaimed.
ART – The art of textiles has always been synonymous with women, often as a practical craft., and far from being purely aesthetic, One Dress is a symbolic, didactic, activist artwork that promotes women’s equality and freedom using couture as a medium to enchant viewers of the art created.
STORY– One Dress tells the story of every women who has contributed skills, words and materials to the dress. It tells the story of the people who support us and the world we live in today. A positive representation of women, telling women’s story in an iconic textiles artwork to be treasured for many generations.
Ms Tammam created the Tammam label in 2007 to offer stylish and sustainable fashion collections. Through the One Dress project she hopes to bring artisans to the forefront of the valuation of a garment - joining women together across the word.
Daisy Bailes has worked as a petit mains at Atelier Tammam since 2016. "I've met so many amazing people and I've learnt a lot about the importance of friendship and sisterhood. I'm proud to be a part of One Dress and I'm proud to be a woman”.
Ammu works at WFTO certified unit Jacobs Well in Bangalore. "I have the freedom and space to give my best at work".
Lalitha works at WFTO certified unit Jacobs Well in Bangalore. "According to my family & Customs, they won’t allow women to work. I came to work and realized that women can also do anything & its possible. I first learnt to write in a book but I learnt to write on a cloth thanks to One Dress."
Kailavani works at WFTO certified unit Jacobs Well in Bangalore. "I’m from a village, here I learnt how to work, to live & to face things, and to stitch in varieties of styles and patterns. I am thankful to Lucy for giving me the dress to work on and I’ve learnt different types of stitching."
Kamakshi worked at WFTO certified unit Jacobs Well in Bangalore.
Monica works at WFTO certified unit Jacobs Well in Bangalore. "I’m happy to work here, because I love this work and I can feel I’m working here as a family. I will learn more embroidery work."
Radha works at WFTO certified unit Jacobs Well in Bangalore. "I’m happy to work. I got a better career, developing more skills in cutting & getting good support for me & family. I was so inspired by Lucy."
Ruth works at WFTO certified unit Jacobs Well in Bangalore. "After coming here apart from family I learnt many things like doing work, earning, learning to stich into many style’s and getting into new knowledge. I learnt neatness in stitching from Lucy and special embroidery work on One Dress."
Chandrakala works at WFTO certified unit Jacobs Well in Bangalore. "I’m very glad to work here, I learnt to stitch even better than past, I want to learn more."
Clorinne works at sustainability focussed factory SOKO in Rukinga, Kenya. "I like working for SOKO because I have gained more skills working here."
Lina works at sustainability focussed factory SOKO in Rukinga, Kenya. "I really liked One Dress and working at SOKO helps me to take care of my family."
Priscilla works at sustainability focussed factory SOKO in Rukinga, Kenya. "Working at SOKO helps me to meet my needs. I like Lucy's work and it was great working on something new."
Rosie works at sustainability focussed factory SOKO in Rukinga, Kenya. "I like working, it makes me meet my needs, like taking care of my family. It helps me to learn more for example if I want to open my own business, I have learnt skills from SOKO."
Tabitha works at sustainability focussed factory SOKO in Rukinga, Kenya. "I like working because it helps me to take care of my family. I also liked working with One Dress as well. The work was good and I learnt a new skill."