Truly Inspiring. One Dress

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


A truly inspiring story I found searching the web. It amazes me how such a creative mind, a little style, and one dress can make such a difference. Here is how Sheena a girl who grew up in India gave back to her community.


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.


Uniform Project Picture Book from The Uniform Project on Vimeo.

2 comments :

  1. I read about this a while ago, it's a really great idea!

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  2. I've seen this, its truely inspirational. I felt bad about all the times I thought I have nothing to wear. Creativity is truely key to having great style!
    ♥ Jess x

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