Wednesday, November 16, 2011

No More New: Project Repat

You might remember my lil post about Project Repat earlier this year. This awesome little start-up is on to even bigger and better things 6 months later. They had a successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this year which resulted in our unique social enterprise being featured in Good, Thrillist, Boston Magazine, and, somewhat ironically, a live interview on Fox National News, Project Repat was founded to raise awareness about the billions of dollars in used clothing that is dumped on the developing world each year, disrupting local markets in Africa and adding to global waste. Instead of filling the world with even more clothing, we're helping small businesses in Kenya repurpose the millions and millions of t-shirts that already exist on this planet and creating one-of-a-kind products with an amazing story to tell in the process.

Yesterday they launched a "No More New" product line, just in time for the holiday season. For just $25, backers get their choice of one of the amazing items they're bringing back from Kenya as they work to standardize their product line with our small business partners on the ground in Nairobi. Since the holiday season is fast approaching, why not give those you love something eco-friendly and socially responsible?!

Learn more about Project Repat here

I Didn't Dance My Ass Off at Josh's Bar Mitzvah from Project Repat on Vimeo.

So this holiday season, give back to the world when giving gifts to your loved ones! Donate to Project Repat's No More New Kickstarter! Which definitely should have been included on this list of 30 gifts that give back!

What's your go-to holiday gift for friends and family?

1 comment:

carlenesfigments said...

Thanks for sharing this great gift resource! I love the holidays, but hate all of the excess buying people do when they could opt to go antique, heirloom, natural and re used!