Grandparents Day is Sept 11 and every grandparent deserves to be celebrated. Often times it is hard to find the perfect gift especially a thought-provoking one from all the memories you have made with them. Project Repat is a company that turns t-shirts into quilts or pillows. Just send in your t-shirts or sweatshirts and they will turn it into a personalized, unique quilt or pillow within a couple short weeks. You can’t get more original than the clothes the kids wore.
Project Repat Story
The Project Repat story starts in Nairobi, Kenya, where Project Repat co-founder Ross Lohr was doing non-profit education work. After sitting in traffic for 2 hours, he discovered the cause of the jam: an overturned fruit and vegetable rickshaw pushed by a Kenyan man wearing a t-shirt that said “I Danced My Ass Off at Josh’s Bar Mitzvah;”
Project Repat now has more than 110,000 customers. Since launching, the company has prevented more than five million t-shirts from being dumped into landfills by upcycling them into quilts and pillows. Co-founders Ross Lohr and Nathan Rothstein have created a unique business model where they are the only two full-time employees, and as they scale their production partners, they are able to hire more cutters and sewers. There are now 60 people who work every day on making Project Repat products.
What is Project Repat
Project Repat is a company that turns t-shirts into quilts or pillows. Just send in your t-shirts or sweatshirts and they will turn it into a personalized, unique quilt or pillow within a couple short weeks.
Project Repat quilts and pillows are fun to use for:
- Travel t-shirts and sweatshirts collected over the years that would otherwise sit in a drawer
- Kids leaving home for the first time and/or heading off to college
- Gifts for holidays and birthdays
- Gifts for empty-nester moms and dads
- Gifts for grandparents
- Anyone cleaning out the closet who can’t bear to part with nostalgic t-shirts
- Sports fanatics
- Concert die-hards and more!
Many Project Repat customers are moms buying it as gifts for husbands and kids, runners and athletes, music and theatre fans, and members of greek life in college. A t-shirt quilt from Project Repat has also become a unique way to memorialize a family member who passed away and can act as a family heirloom.
For more information, visit http://projectrepat.com