31 May '13, 1pm
Co. makes a quilt out of your old T-shirts:
Project Repat turns customers’ old t-shirts into blankets, preserving memories and keeping textiles out of landfills. Photo: Project Repat Let’s face it, many of us collect T-shirts, often unintentionally. We get them at school events, road races, fundraisers and as travel souvenirs. Those T-shirts may be valuable to us because of the memories associated with them, but oftentimes sit unworn. To keep these T-shirts from going to waste, Project Repat , a Massachusetts-based company, takes your old t-shirts and turns them into blankets. The company’s founders, Nathan Rothstein and Ross Lohr, began upcycling T-shirts after Lohr was doing overseas development work and witnessed how many American T-shirts wind up in markets in East Africa. “When you’re there, you see the American excess,” Rothstein said of his partner’s experience. “[This secondhand clothing] plays into a market...