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The Uniform Project: One Woman & One Dress for One Full Year

by Sheri Reed on July 14, 2009 at 7:30 AM

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In May 2009, Sheena Matheiken pledged to wear one dress for one year as "an exercise in sustainable fashion."

Now this is a woman dedicated to DIY wardrobe creativity.

Rest easy, mamas, Sheena has seven identical dresses, but every day she strives to "reinvent the dress with layers, accessories and all kinds of accouterments, the majority of which will be vintage, handmade, or hand-me-down goodies."

Sheena posts her each resulting outfit daily on The Uniform Project.

But why would she do this, you ask?

Well, Sheena is also raising money all year long for the Akanksha Foundation, a grassroots movement that supports education in India. After the year is up, all contributions will go toward Akanksha’s School Project, which funds uniforms and other educational expenses for children living in Indian slums.

I think this is awesome. Not only creativity for a good cause, but a good lesson against mindless consumerism. Sometimes you really don't need a new outfit. Why not repurpose what you already have? Just use your imagination.

Do you think this would be fun? How long could you last with only one dress and a bunch of accessories?

Filed Under: accessories, clothes, diy, going green

Comments

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  • ivans...
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    ivansmom07

    July 14, 2009 at 9:55 AM

    I think this would be totally fun.  With the right amount of accessories ANDcreativity, that dress can be used longer than a year.


  • therese1
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    therese1

    August 11, 2009 at 6:21 PM

    i like the idea of transforming one clothes into many styles but i don;t see myself wearing one clothes for a year.you rock


  • Pna1D...
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    Pna1Dra6on

    September 7, 2009 at 12:11 PM

    thats amazing


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