Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Uniform Project

Okay, last post of the day, I swear, and then it's back to work. This story is just too quirky to resist...

one girl + one little black Eliza Starbuck dress = an entire year of sustainable fashion!

The Uniform Project:
"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 School Project to fund uniforms and other educational expenses for slum children in India."