The Uniform Project is a part art, part sustainability and part charity project where Sheena Matheiken, founder and creative director, re-invents a single dress for a whole year. That's not entirely accurate. In her own words,
"Starting May 2009, 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. Think of it as wearing a daily uniform with enough creative license to make it look like I just crawled out of the Marquis de Sade's boudoir."She does this with the help of Eliza Starbuck, dress designer and creative partner on the project.
According to the FAQ, "the Uniform Project foundation is a registered non-profit and we are currently in the process of acquiring 501c3 status. This may take a few months, but your donations will be tax deductible retroactively."
So there you go.