The Uniform Project: 1 dress, 365 days.
Check out this amazing site where Sheena Matheiken wears the same uniform every day for a year to raise money for childrens education in India.
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.
She has raised about $50,000 so far, and the project ends in May. If you have any extra dollars this season, this is a great place to put them.
(images from the uniform project)