Friday, November 6, 2009

fashion + function :: the uniform project

Founded and executed by Sheena Matheiken, The Uniform Project is not only a sustainability-minded fashion challenge but also a fundraiser for school children in India. As the website states:

Starting May 2009, I have pledged to wear one dress for one year as an exercise in sustainable fashion. Here’s how it works: There are 7 identical dresses, one for each day of the week. Every day I will reinvent the dress with layers, accessories and all kinds of accouterments, the majority of which will be vintage, hand-made, or hand-me-down goodies. Think of it as wearing a daily uniform with enough creative license to make it look like I just crawled out of the Marquis de Sade's boudoir.

The Uniform Project is also a year-long fundraiser for the Akanksha Foundation, a grassroots movement that is revolutionizing education in India. At the end of the year, all contributions will go toward Akanksha’s School Project to fund uniforms and other educational expenses for children living in Indian slums.

Super inspiring, creative, and generous effort. Read more and see all her super cool daily outfits at:

1 comment:

  1. Hi this is Jessica from The Uniform Project,

    Thank you for this lovely post! Your blog is super sweet, especially love your miniature fixation. Stay tuned and cheers for following The U.P