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Help us tell the story behind our quest to save the planet by repatriating amazing secondhand t-shirts from the developing world.
Help us tell the story behind our quest to save the planet by repatriating amazing secondhand t-shirts from the developing world.
113 backers pledged $7,138 to help bring this project to life.

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New Project Repat Kickstarter

Hello old friends! 

You probably remember us as the company that was repatriating awesome t-shirts from Africa back to the U.S.A. And indeed, that was an awesome time. 

Project Repat has changed a bit over the past couple of years - we're now making it easy for people to take their t-shirts and upcycle them into a new product, like a blanket, bag, or laptop case. Rather than donating your t-shirts sit in the closet or donating them and having them end up half way around the world, you can now upcycle your shirts right here in the U.S.A. 

With our success, we're helping kickstart a women-led manufacturing company in Lawrence, Massachusetts. We're also launching new products into which people can upcycle their prized t-shirts. 

Check out our brand new Kickstarter campaign and please help us spread the love!

Thanks again for your ongoing support of Project Repat. 

Take care -


A Brand New (U.S.A-based) Project Repat!

Hello friends - 

I cannot believe more than a year has gone by since Sean and I were mining the markets of Kenya, finding sweet American cast-away t-shirts to repatriate back to the United States and making this sweet documentary. It would NOT have been possible without you! 

What a difference a year makes. After a follow-up trip to Kenya to train artisans how to make bags, scarves, and skirts out of all that secondhand clothing that ends up over there (funded by our second Kickstarter campaign), we realized that the best thing we could do was give people a way to "upcycle" their clothing and t-shirt memories right here in the good ol' U.S.A. The newest version of Project Repat: providing fair wage employment opportunities for individuals in the United States to turn excess textiles into fashionable new products. 

We've recently launched the Blanket Box. When you order a custom blanket on our website ( to turn your t-shirts into a blanket, we'll send you a box with a pre-paid envelope into which you can stuff your shirts. Drop that baby at the post office and 5-7 weeks later, back comes a blanket made out of all your shirts. There's life for all those t-shirts besides having them end up in Kenya! Oh, and it makes a great gift. 

Check out our new website and PLEASE keep in touch. We really owe everything we've been able to accomplish to you, our first ever supporters!!

Take care - 


Fellow REPATriots - We Need Your Help!

Hello backers of Repat Kickstarter Campaign 1.0. This is likely the last time you will hear from us...we've delivered on all our promises from the last campaign, including making this awesome documentary and getting you awesome Repat shirts. But guess what? We've launched Repat Kickstarter Campaign 2.0, and we really need your help to fund it! You'll get one of our amazing new products, and these make an INCREDIBLE holiday gift. Please check out our new campaign and help us get back to Kenya, support artisans and small businesses, raise lots of money for non-profits, and tell the t-shirt story of the world. Please support us here:

And just to show you how awesome we are, here's some of the press we've gotten in the past two days:

Good Magazine

T-shirt magainze

Phil in the Blank

Don't White Sugar Coat It


Alright, terrific Project Repat Kickstarter backers....the "I Didn't Dance My Ass Off at Josh's Bar Mitzvah" documentary, filmed and produced by Scott Crowningshield, has been released...and here it is!

If you would like a hard copy, please message us and we will send it to you! Also, please send us your comments and feedback, or post on our facebook page. 

Also, get ready for Kickstarter Campaign #2, set to launch on November 15th. You have no idea just how exciting our new ideas are. 

Thanks again for making this a reality. 

Take care - 

Ross and Sean

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