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One Dress, One Year: The Uniform Project


One dress, one year: The Uniform Project

One dress, one year: The Uniform Project

Back in June, we filled you on the unique sustainable fashion challenge called The Uniform Project. Designed to be an exercise in creativity combined with the challenges that come with wearing the same dress day, after day, after day. After day. 365 days to be exact. Sheena Mathieken, the originator of The Uniform Project, wanted to create an impact in fashion that explored a positive, unconventional idea. So, she decided to pick the most popularized item in a woman’s wardrobe–the Little Black Dress–and make it her uniform for a year, as a way to prove that if you’re resourceful enough, you can do a lot with very little. Coincidentally, wearing the same dress every day for a year means you get to have a ton more fun with accessories than you normally would.

Sheena Mathieken hopes that The Uniform Project will call awarness to childrens educational charities, including The Akanksha Foundation in India.

Sheena Mathieken hopes that The Uniform Project will call awarness to childrens educational charities, including The Akanksha Foundation in India.

Besides being a challenge that Mathieken hoped many would watch, she also hoped it would inspire people to donate to the charity behind her project, the Akanksha Foundation. An educational charity that helps kids in the Indian slums attend schools they otherwise could not afford, Mathieken’s year-long fundraiser has already raked in serious help for these kids, and she’s only at the six month mark! The Uniform Project recently released a short film on the project, which you can check out below. What do you guys think of Mathieken’s sustainable fashion mission? Leave us a comment and let us know!

The Uniform Project Trailer from The Uniform Project on Vimeo.

[Via The Fader]

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One Response to “One Dress, One Year: The Uniform Project”

  1. margaret says:

    wow I can’t believe its been so long already can you imagine wearing the exact same thing day after day? I guess there’s some comfort in knowing your outfit ahead of time. but still. i wonder what she went as for halloween?
    what a great mission. props!

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