Friday, October 23, 2009

The Uniform Project: Inspired by Simplicity

Theuniformproject.org is a simple idea. Sheena Matheiken wears the same dress for 365 days, and she dresses it up differently every day with various accessories.

The really amazing part about it is that it's not about her, or her style, or her own wishes. The amazing part is that she's really doing it to make a point, and to raise money for children to go to school in India as part of Akanksha. The accessories she uses are all recycled or donated to her. The point is that fashion and our clothing should be sustainable. And that it only costs $360 to send a child to school for a year. The inspiring part to me is that she is also showing us how we can all do so much, with what seems like so little.




The Uniform Project Trailer from The Uniform Project on Vimeo.

12 comments:

Emma said...

Just popping in from SITS. Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

Your entry on pruning is very insightful and I think you are absolutely right. Although I wish getting rid of a thought or a habit was as easy as throwing something away.

Paula said...

Thanks Emma - I agree, habits and thoughts can be more persistent than material items. Although it's funny, sometimes I get emotionally attached to the strangest things, and they become very hard to throw out, too.

Lindsay said...

Oh wow! This is amazing - thanks for sharing!! :)


Happy SITS Sharefest Saturday!! :)

Lindsay

Millennium Housewife said...

Wow, I've come over from SITS just to say hi, but so glad I found you. What an inspiring blog - thankyou!

Millennium Housewife said...

ps, trying to add you to my blog list but there's a problem with the address, will be back!

Twincerely,Olga said...

stopping in from SITs!Wow,thats amazing!Great post!

Paloma said...

Thanks for sharing!! I am so touched. It just shows how much excess I have. I just got rid of literally BAGS AND BAGS of old cloths, yet still feel like i don't have enough variety in my closet. I for sure feel differently after watching this.

THANK YOU.

Adam said...

Wow. Beautiful pic in the banner. And, yep, Edinburgh doth grace the top of my blog. I was there a few years ago and snapped the pic. When I was looking through my albums for a photo with sky, so I could fly the red kite through it, I found that one.

About Taylor Swift--my text message really only goes bzzz, but that's not very theatrical. And she grows on you.

The video Bible study series is an evolving project. I'll continue to tweak it. The next ep will look a bit different as I'm going to try to do it without a teleprompter.

And I haven't forgotten about the Ruth thing--I've just been slammed this month at work.

Good to hear from you, friend.

soldiersangel said...

Hey,
thank you for stopping by on my blog :)
well, who doesn't get attached to at least a few things? As long as we don't want to stockpile as much as possible and try to build an ego on top of that pile...
So one thing I do is sometimes go through my stuff and decide which stuff to sell on f.e. ebay and no, I don't pick "bad stuff" that would need to go anyway and then donate that money to some charity. It's fun :)

bluecottonmemory said...

It reminds me of my allgirls high school where we wore uniforms. Accessorizing was the key to individuality! What a creative project you have!

Melissa Erickson said...

Great post! It really makes you think. Stopping in from SITS

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in to say hi from SITS!