Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Uniform Project

I heard about the Uniform Project over a month ago, but never had time to check it out until today! I was completely impressed with the concept, the cause and the execution of the idea.
Basically how it works is she has 7 identical dresses, one for each day of the week. She will wear this dress each day but with a different look using accessories (some donated), layers, and a lot of creativity. You can check out more about the project and how it works on her website.

This project was created to raise money for the Akanksha Foundation to fund schooling in India. It takes $360 to put a child through school in India, yet there are about 7.5 million children who don't attend school at all. Definitely check out information on this grassroots cause, and see what you can do to support it!

Honestly, until I saw Slumdog Millionaire I really had no REAL idea of the conditions of the rest of the world. I have grown up semi-wealthy, always attending private schools, and not really having any concept of the rest of the world. I know it sounds kind of lame that a movie like that created the impact that it did, or that it took me watching a movie to open my eyes a bit more. Well, it may not be the most ideal way but at least I walked away with a better concept of human beings.

I love supporting concepts like this because after 365 days of one style of dress and lots of creativity on her part-hopefully that 7.5 million number will decrease tremendiously! I can't wait to find out the total amount raised next May!

So, keep tuned in with the Uniform Project and follow her on Twitter as well!


  1. Nice. Thanks for the tip! I headed over there and fell in love with the whole concept and a lot of the looks!


  2. isn't it amazing? i read about it not that long ago, and i'm really impressed. i mean, i wear jeans and tees a lot, but i can't imagine wearing the same thing every day....

  3. Sooo cool
    Such a great idea, and for a good causee
    All the different looks are great tooo

  4. Yes! I came across this lovely lady a few weeks ago and totally want to support this! (Plus I spent some time in India and the kids totally stole my heart). So a big thank you for posting this and getting her cause out there!!