Thursday, August 20, 2009
Green Content: The Uniform Project
this post was inspired by a friend of mine that runs a vintage tshirt business called 8onrepeat. if you love vintage tshirts check out his site. it's pretty rad and he is having a show this weekend if you live in birmingham. that got me thinking how much i shop at thrift stores and buy my clothes used and how much better that is for the environment. then, i remembered i tagged this link for the uniform project where one girl wears the same dress ever day for one year to raise money for charity. read below to find out details. isn't she lovely with a beautiful sense of style? i love it!
the uniform project was started 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 accoutrements, 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.