06 Apr '12, 9am

Project Repat Reinvents Your Old Garments, Pays Fair Wages in US

Project Repat Reinvents Your Old Garments, Pays Fair Wages in US

In everyone’s closet, there’s a handful of items that have been around far too long. Worn out but well loved t-shirts. Their lucky jeans. That shirt with a strong tie to an amazing life experience. What if they could be remade into something that would once again be allowed to be seen in public? What if it provided fair wages domestically? That’s the idea behind Project Repat . Project Repat takes the concept of upcycling and makes it much more personal. While TerraCycle connects people to the waste stream by using trash to create new products, Project Repat takes it a step further, using materials you choose, to make a garment for you . Rather then outsource to a garment factory in China, cutting costs but adding to carbon impact, Project Repat chose to go with Opportunity Threads , a North Carolina worker-owned, cut-and-sew cooperative. Counter to what’s typical for this...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/04/project-repat-reinven...

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