Re-purposing t-shirts into blankets
Only 15 percent of used clothing in the United States gets recycled or donated, according to a 2013 report from the Council for Textile Recycling. The rest goes into landfills, meaning textiles have one of the poorest recycling rates of any reusable material. The average American throws away 70 pounds of clothing every year, which is roughly the equivalent of 191 T-shirts per person. Imagine if we repurposed those t-shirts into blankets or quilts to keep us warm, or better yet, could be donated to homeless or domestic violence shelters?
Project Repat’s mission is to take old clothes that otherwise just claim drawer space, and re-purpose them into a t-shirt quilt blanket.