T-shirt Blankets from Project Repat. Six Sizes Available.

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In a Nutshell

Blanket made from your old T-shirts reduces textile waste and creates fair-wage jobs for people with disabilities

The Fine Print

Expires Nov 7th, 2012. Limit 2 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. 100% of donations go directly to Project Repat. Donations are automatically applied. Must provide full name at checkout. See Grassroots FAQs that apply to this campaign. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The US Environmental Protection Agency reports that 13.1 million tons of textiles were generated in 2010, representing 5.3% of the total municipal solid waste generated. With this Grassroots campaign, you can help reduce waste by sending in old T-shirts to Project Repat, whose staffers will cut them into square-foot swathes, sew them together, and return them to you as an upcycled blanket. Choose from the following options:

  • $42 for a 3'x3' blanket using 9 T-shirts (a $55 value)
  • $45 for a 4'x3' blanket using 12 T-shirts (a $60 value)
  • $49 for a 4'x4' blanket using 16 T-shirts (a $65 value)
  • $53 for a 5'x4' blanket using 20 T-shirts (a $70 value)
  • $57 for a 5'x5' blanket using 25 T-shirts (an $80 value)
  • $61 for a 5'x6' blanket using 30 T-shirts (an $85 value)

Customers must pay to ship their T-shirts to Project Repat’s Boston location, but shipping of the final product is included. Shipping enough T-shirts for a 3'x3' blanket from California to Massachusetts typically costs around $12.

Project Repat repurposes excess clothing into functional accessories including blankets, scarves, ties, and bags. While reducing waste from textiles, the business also creates living-wage jobs for American workers, including those with disabilities. Each blanket sold represents two hours of fair-wage work. Project Repat typically collects T-shirts from individuals, universities, and manufacturers, and then sends them to NuPath, a nonprofit that provides a network of day services and residential housing for people with developmental disabilities, autism-spectrum disorders, and acquired brain injuries. Participants in NuPath's programs transform the T-shirts into freshly constructed accessories, and then send them back to customers.


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Project Repat

Project Repat gives excess clothing second life, preserving T-shirt memories and creating living wage jobs for American workers–including those with disabilities–in the process. The business collects T-shirts from various sources and repurposes them into functional accessories for real people, such as blankets. Customers enjoy upcycled products that lack nothing in the comfort department: blankets, for instance, are backed with high-quality, USA-made Polar-Tec fleece.

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