Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Uniform Project

I'm still alive. It's just been a crazy/busy week!

We all have at least one item that is so versatile, we can make a different outfit and even make it look like a totally different garment for almost every day of the week. But what about making a shirt (or dress, or pants) work for 365 days?

That is the idea behind The Uniform Project- Sheena has pledged to wear one dress (well, 7 identical dresses really. One for each day of the week) for one year as an exercise in sustainability. Sounds crazy, but remarkable. She has taken a simple but gorgeous dress designed by her friend Eliza Starbuck and accessorized in such a way that you would never be able to tell it's just the same dress being worn over and over again.

The Uniform Project is also a fundraiser for the Akanksha Foundation- at the end of the year all contributions will go towards new uniforms and other educational expenses for under-privileged children in India.

Most of the accessorizing comes by way of thrifted and vintage finds, and I'm quite psyched that someone like Sheena is this dedicated to changing not only the way we think about sustainability, but also contributing to a worthy cause. Only halfway through her 3rd month, here's hoping she doesn't get too bored =)

If you'd like to donate accessories, something you have designed, or simply collaborate you can contact Sheena here: http://www.theuniformproject.com/home/accessories.html

Better yet, you can even donate directly to Akanksha's school project: http://www.theuniformproject.com/home/donate.html

1 comment:

  1. this is inspiring! but she does have a great accessories collection lol ;)