I just saw this groupon deal for a company in Boston that will turn
your old T shirts into blankets! I don't know how well this email
will come through- the link to the 'deal' is http://www.groupon.com/deals/dc-bs2-project-repat?utm_medium=email&ut...
The company link is http://www.projectrepat.org/ The website says
that work with organizations in the US to make their products,
including those employing people with disabilities, and pay a living
I wish i hadn't gotten rid of so many of my old T shirts last year!
This looks like a fun use for them!
(BTW, if anyone is thinking of ordering a blanket, let me know. I can
send you a different link that lets me get points for referring you!)
Project Repat – On Location
Blankets Made from Customer-Provided T-shirts from Project Repat (Up
to $23 Off). Six Sizes Available.
The US Environmental Protection Agency reports that 13.1 million tons
of textiles were generated in 2010, representing 5.3% of the total
municipal solid waste generated. With this Grassroots campaign, you
can help reduce waste by sending in old T-shirts to Project Repat,
whose staffers will cut them into square-foot swathes, sew them
together, and return them to you as an upcycled blanket. Choose from
the following options:
$42 for a 3'x3' blanket using 9 T-shirts (a $55 value)
$45 for a 4'x3' blanket using 12 T-shirts (a $60 value)
$49 for a 4'x4' blanket using 16 T-shirts (a $65 value)
$53 for a 5'x4' blanket using 20 T-shirts (a $70 value)
$57 for a 5'x5' blanket using 25 T-shirts (an $80 value)
$61 for a 5'x6' blanket using 30 T-shirts (an $85 value)
Customers must pay to ship their T-shirts to Project Repat’s Boston
location, but shipping of the final product is included. Shipping
enough T-shirts for a 3'x3' blanket from California to Massachusetts
typically costs around $12.
Project Repat repurposes excess clothing into functional accessories
including blankets, scarves, ties, and bags. While reducing waste from
textiles, the business also creates living-wage jobs for American
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