Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Uniform Project Completed!

I believe a lot of you already knew about The Uniform Project. I think I may have even written about it once. But I kind of lost track and didn't even know that it had been completed.

Sheena Matheiken spent 365 days wearing one black dress* as a charity fundraiser for the Akanksha Foundation and all the donations went toward their School Project to fund uniforms and other educational expenses for children living in Indian slums. The project ended up raising $80,353 and paying for 220 kids to attend school who might not have attended without the help.


Here's the adorably cute video picture book of the entire project. I had a few problems, not with viewing it, but with hearing the theme music. It kept cutting in and out but then my computer is V. old.

Uniform Project Picture Book from The Uniform Project on Vimeo.

The song is "This is the Day" by Matt Johnson (a.k.a. The The) and it brings back wonderful memories from college. I used to drive myself crazy playing this song over and over! So, enjoy.

YES, they will be manufacturing and selling the LBD, designed by Eliza Starbuck. So, check their blog for more details as they come. However, I will be waiting for the pattern, as the dress being sold is way too short for me!

*Actually, seven identical ones, so one for each day of the week, ie. why it's called a uniform.


Sadako said...

Wow, that's so awesome! I haven't heard of this project but it sounds awesome.

Noile said...

This is so weird! I missed your post because of PR weekend, and only saw it today because of your comment on my blog. Great minds, indeed!

The real challenge here is making the back and front different enough. I think this is going to be a winter project for me. I want to see what you come up with, too!