April 1, 2010

The Uniform Project Update - Get Your Hands on the Dress!

I can't believe that Sheena Matheiken's year-long mission, better known as The Uniform Project, will be coming to an end in May. What started off as a $10,000 fundraising initiative has now raised over $68,000! Since June 2009, I've followed her journey and provided updates of my favorite outfits along the way (check out my most recent post here).

For those unfamiliar with The Uniform Project, it is a year-long fundraiser that was created by Sheena to assist the Akanksha Foundation in funding uniforms and educational expenses for children residing in Indian slums. Her mission was to wear one dress for an entire year to showcase sustainable fashion. Through many accessories donations and her own great personal styling, Sheena has managed to achieve this goal and look fabulous while doing so! I continue to be amazed at the varying outfits she has created. Below are some of my favorite looks from the past 3 months.





Needless to say, when I received word that THE dress was now up for sale, I was elated! This unique dress was created by Eliza Starbuck and made from breathable cotton that makes it equally wearable in warm and cold weather. It has a button front (or back depending on how you choose to wear it) that also adds to its versatility. So, not only is it a dress, but it can also be worn as a jacket.



As of now, only 365 will be made (custom-order in sizes XS-XL). The number 365 was chosen because it allows buyers an opportunity to 'own' one of the days within the year of The Uniform Project. What comes with ownership? Well, your name and comment will appear under Sheena's photo on the site on the day you select, for as long as the internet exists. How cool is that?! Also, a portion of the purchase price will be donated to the Akanksha Foundation. So, this is your chance to donate to The Uniform Project as well as own a piece of it.

Visit theuniformproject.com to purchase the dress. It will be one of the most meaningful purchases you've ever made.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Sheena said...

I'd never heard of that project, but I love the cause and how she used one dress and creatively wore it for one year. It would definitely be an honor to own one of the dresses.

April 5, 2010 at 12:16 PM  

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