I have long been wearing vintage clothing- long before it was cool. back in the day when it was just called ‘second hand’. in fact, one of my first jobs, when I was just 17, was for a second- hand clothing shop.
I have come across a refreshing project called ‘The Uniform Project’. In the words of the creator Sheena Matheiken, here is a statement taken from her website:
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.
Now, bear with me if you have already heard about it- by the looks of it, it has been getting some press.
The project is, in fact almost up to its 6 month mark. And it never looks llike Sheena is wearing the same dress day after day.
The funds raised from this project go to the Akanksha Foundation for the education of underprivileged children in India.
The people behind the Uniform Project are – Sheena Matheiken, founder and creative director, and Eliza Starbuck, dress designer and creative partner on the project. Together, the two have formed The Uniform Project Foundation, a creative mission that takes on projects that advocate sustainability and social responsibility.