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Project Repat

Maker - Nathan Rothstein

Project Repat
Made in the USA

Maker Story

T-Shirt Revival

Many of us have treasured t-shirts stashed away because we’re not ready to part with the faded and frayed reminders of past concerts, sports teams, road races, and places we’ve visited. So they stay, buried in the backs of drawers and packed away in attics, unlikely to be useful again. But then along comes Project Repat.

The brainchild of Ross Lohr and Nathan Rothstein, Project Repat repurposes your favorite t-shirts into custom accessories such as tote bags, blankets, circle scarves and ties. You choose what you want to have made, and Project Repat tells you how many t-shirts you need to send. A few weeks later, you’ve got a one-of-a-kind item made from your own upcycled garments.

But that’s just the beginning. Project Repat is about more than just repurposing your Frankie Goes To Hollywood t-shirt. The company is on a mission to turn textile waste into fair-wage job opportunities in the U.S. After learning how millions of donated t-shirts wind up in developing countries, where millions of entrepreneurial jobs revolve around the importing, distributing and selling of secondhand clothing, the founders of Project Repat were inspired to create a business model that employs U.S. workers to do the designing, piecing and sewing of your upcycled t-shirts.

Treasured t-shirts make their way out of storage bins, U.S. workers find fair-wage jobs, and you get to enjoy the innovative results.

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Discovered 6/20/2012

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Unfortunately, products from this maker are no longer available on our site.

Made in the USA

Maker Story

T-Shirt Revival

Many of us have treasured t-shirts stashed away because we’re not ready to part with the faded and frayed reminders of past concerts, sports teams, road races, and places we’ve visited. So they stay, buried in the backs of drawers and packed away in attics, unlikely to be useful again. But then along comes Project Repat.

The brainchild of Ross Lohr and Nathan Rothstein, Project Repat repurposes your favorite t-shirts into custom accessories such as tote bags, blankets, circle scarves and ties. You choose what you want to have made, and Project Repat tells you how many t-shirts you need to send. A few weeks later, you’ve got a one-of-a-kind item made from your own upcycled garments.

But that’s just the beginning. Project Repat is about more than just repurposing your Frankie Goes To Hollywood t-shirt. The company is on a mission to turn textile waste into fair-wage job opportunities in the U.S. After learning how millions of donated t-shirts wind up in developing countries, where millions of entrepreneurial jobs revolve around the importing, distributing and selling of secondhand clothing, the founders of Project Repat were inspired to create a business model that employs U.S. workers to do the designing, piecing and sewing of your upcycled t-shirts.

Treasured t-shirts make their way out of storage bins, U.S. workers find fair-wage jobs, and you get to enjoy the innovative results.