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.
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!
[Via The Fader]
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