Welcome to the new U.P site! A project about daily change can't stay the same forever, right? Well now is the time for that makeover. We will be rolling out the new U.P website this week, so please bear with the little hiccups while we get there. What you will see is not just a design revamp, but also a categorical reorganization of the past 2 years of U.P adventures. Add to that a much-needed upgrade of our technology framework to accommodate for more flexible content updates, and presto, welcome to U.P's whole new look. You will notice that there are a few things missing, but you will also discover a lot of new features… Get the the full update >

Uniform Project was born in May 2009, when one girl pledged to wear a Little Black Dress for 365 days as an exercise in sustainable fashion. Designed to also be a fundraiser for the education of underprivileged children in India, the project acquired millions of visitors worldwide and raised over $100k for the cause. U.P then continued into Year 2 with a monthly series of select Pilots taking on the 1-Dress challenge for causes of their choice. Today, women around the world continue to take on the 1 Dress challenge and wear U.P LBDs as an expression of socially conscious fashion. Get the Full Story >

Why today is important

Posted on: January 1st, 1970 by admin No Comments

Today is a significant day for a couple reasons.

Firstly, it’s World Water Day, which is pretty cool considering that we’re raising money for charity: water to build a Uniform Project well. $1294 and 9 more will do that!

Secondly, Elizabeth and I are heading to the NYC Garment Industry’s Town Hall meeting later today. If you’re not a designer, contractor, politician, real estate developer or urban planner – you probably don’t know this – but the NYC garment industry, which has a workforce of 300K & 12K+ businesses in NYC is under heavy real estate & zoning pressures.

The Garment Industry is vital for independent designers since that is most often where they get their start sourcing & producing their first samples. I mean I can’t even begin to tell you how many independent designers have helped make my wardrobe possible (and not just for the UP either)! Anyway, that’s why Source4Style is launching the beginning stages of the SMARTER GARMENT CENTER™ initiative because we want to ensure we have an intact garment industry and be able to help independent designers source more locally. Tell us what you think!

Corset-Deborah Lindquist; Gloves-Cornelia James; Socks-Stockingirl; Cigar box purse -made by a friend; bracelets-Smart Glass; collar-Carasan; jacket-Operations (a NY label which declared bankruptcy in ‘10); flower headband I made in high school.

Photos: Marko

Sinking into: Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley

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