Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Uniform Project

I don't know if you've already heard about The Uniform Project, since it's kinda been all over the interwebs, but just in case you have not, Sheena Mathiekan decided, with the help of a friend, to design a staple dress and wear it every single day for one entire year, styling it up each morning, as an "excersize in sustainability." Even better, the project was also conceived as a way to raise money for the Akanksha Foundation, which helps educate underprivileged children in India.

The project is over now, and has been for a few months, but over the year I found myself checking in with it every so often to gape at the crazy creativity happening. It's not only captivating but also very inspiring!

Anyway, I just found out you can now get your very own version of the dress she wore -- totally awesome! It's $150, which seems fair for something you could wear the heck out of, and some of the money goes to her charity. I just might ask for one of these for Christmas. Heck, I might want it before Christmas so I can wear it to some of the holiday functions!


  1. Being an ex-Catholic school girl I have a special place in my heart for uniforms. We really got creative with them in school and from a very young age...Even to the point of wearing colorful plastic sun visors around our necks. It was like a cowl and a cool necklace and it made us stand out, teehee.

  2. i've heard about things such as this! you gotta make the best out of the uniform situation! and it's kind of cool that you could just focus on accessories and tweaking the clothing and just forget about what to put on as far as the uniform itself. breeds a whole new kind of creativity!

  3. There's a video feature with her on the really addicting blog StyleLikeU, if you haven't already, you should check it out, she talks all about the uniform project and how it got started. Here's the link: