$75 for an Upcycled T-Shirt Blanket from Project Repat (a $149.99 Value)

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In a Nutshell

Project Repat transforms T-shirts into a personalized blanket keepsake; and all blankets are cut and sewn in the USA

The Fine Print

Expires Mar 1st, 2014. Limit 2 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per order. Online only. Customer must cover cost of shipping shirts to Project Repat, along with $7 fee to return finished blanket. Project Repat will not send a blanket box. Blankets will arrive in approximately 6 weeks after Project Repat receives customer's shirts; allow extra time for Christmas delivery. Customers concerned about their shirts arriving to Project Repat should opt for package tracking and/or delivery confirmation. Not valid for special requests. Must use promotional value in 1 order. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

In 2010, 13.1 million tons of textiles were generated, according to a report from the US Environmental Protection Agency, representing 5.3% of the total municipal solid waste generated. With this Grassroots campaign, you can help reduce waste by sending old T-shirts to Project Repat, whose staffers will cut them into square-foot swatches, sew them together, and return them to you as an upcycled blanket. For $75, you get a 5'x6' fleece-backed blanket using the front panels of 30 T-shirts, the front and back panels of 15 T-shirts, or any combination in between (a $149.99 value).

Customers must pay to ship their T-shirts to and from Repat's Massachusetts location. Customers should clarify which sides they want used for the 30 panels by using masking tape on the shirts to mark which side they want used. Panels can typically capture 1'x1' of an image, meaning that larger images may be cropped to fit. Shirts should be made of soft material, and jeans and leather should not be sent.

Project Repat repurposes excess clothing into functional blankets. 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 collects T-shirts from individuals, universities, and manufacturers and then sends them to partners such as Opportunity Threads, Precision Sportswear and 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 these partners’ programs transform the T-shirts into freshly constructed blankets and then send them back to customers.

Learn more about social ventures and the way Groupon is partnering with them at the Groupon Grassroots blog.

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.


Reviews

struck on a unique way to honor old duds, while paying a fair wage and lessoning the environmental impact of discarded clothes.

Paul Smith, Triple Pundit, 4/6/12

all about preserving the memories embedded in t-shirts and helping customers connect on an emotional level...each is one-of-a-kind.

Kaley Sweeney, Dig Boston, 4/9/12