Friday, November 20, 2009

Uniquely Uniform

Brilliant, creative, and well executed, Sheena Matheiken created the Uniform Project with aims to fundraise to send children in India to school. In order to do so, she has pledged to wear the same dress, a verstatile piece specifically designed for this project, every day for one year. She started in May, and has already raised over 40K. I am dazzled.

"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."

To read more about the uniform project, or to donate, web-wander over here.

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