It’s always exciting to hear about the new ways in which different projects and organizations are working toward reducing waste and doing good for the environment.
Project Repat is on a mission to reduce the amount of clothing waste going into our landfills in a very unique way. The organization is partnering with individuals, brands and universities to “upcycle” old t-shirts into unique, fashionable and functional blankets and accessories, like this upcycled t-shirt blanket.
According to Project Repat, 5% of all material waste on earth is used textiles. They strive to keep those old t-shirts out of landfills by repurposing them into accessories that will be worn and loved.
How it works: With Project Repat, you send in your old t-shirts and 2-4 weeks later your shirts are returned to you repurposed as a one-of-a-kind great new accessory. You can have your shirts turned into a reversible bag, circle scarf, tie or blanket.
Many people have a closet or dresser drawer full of old t-shirts that they just can’t seem to part with. This is a great way to turn those t-shirts into a wearable work of art.
Project Repat blankets are made at NuPath, a non-profit organization that creates employment organizations for individuals with disabilities.
For more information on Project Repat and to learn more about how you can upcycle your old t-shirt collection visit www.projectrepat.org.