Say what you will about eco-warrior Alex Martin, for the past year she hasn't once looked in her closet and thought "I have nothing to wear." That's because every single day from July 7, 2005 to July 7, 2006, she wore the same item of clothing -- a homemade little brown dress:
The project is influenced in part by the art/anti-fashion movement "Grey Sweatsuit Revolution", in which participants attend a social event or public gathering wearing un-flattering sweatsuits as a statement against fashion trends and dictums. It is also inspired by my view of our brothers and sisters who are citizens of the third-world, many of whom literally do not have a change of clothes. Historically, I am bolstered and supported by the generations of human beings living in every part of the world before the industrial revolution, who wore day after day, year after year, only what they or their family members could weave, sew, or knit by hand.
It helps that the dress is cute. I'm wondering how much it would piss her off to know that I want one in every color (kidding!).