Help us work with Kenyan artisans to turn the millions of t-shirts dumped on Africa each year into amazing new products.
Thanks to everyone for all the support! Did you miss out on our great new products? Head over to www.ProjectRepat.org and find our circle scarf and reversible tote bag in our store at a special $30 pre-sale price with FREE shipping, available until February 1, 2012! Products will be shipped by January 25th.
- Did you know that 5% of all waste on earth is textiles?
Support the Project Repat Kickstarter campaign and help us tell the world that it really doesn't need a new t-shirt (but might just need an amazing bag, skirt or scarf handcrafted in Nairobi from all the t-shirts we dump on Kenya each year).
Dear Kickstarter fans,
We're back! We can't believe that just 6 months ago we made our splash onto the Kickstarter scene and raised over $7,100 to go to Kenya and make an amazing documentary about the secondhand t-shirts dumped on Africa every year. We delivered on all our promises, including launching Project Repat, bringing home and selling 500 amazing repatriated shirts and donating all our profits to charity. Oh yeah, and we made that amazing documentary that we promised with filmmaker Scott Crowningshield (watch it below).
While we were in Kenya, we were amazed to learn about all the creative modifications that the Kenyans were making to the secondhand American t-shirts dumped there each year. We found local artisans and seamstresses modifying shirts to meet the latest fashion trends of Kenya: re-sizing, re-purposing, and re-fashioning. This was true Kenyan ingenuity!
Inspired by this new concept, we teamed up with Jacquelyn Yau, a fashion designer from Boston, to design some incredible, unique, and eco-friendly new prototypes made entirely out of t-shirts. We're raising money during this Kickstarter campaign to travel back to Kenya so that we can collaborate with local artisans and small businesses in Nairobi to turn Jacquelyn's prototypes into reality!
The best part about our products? Not only are they eco-friendly and 100% one of a kind, but they're helping artisans earn fair wages in Kenya. Darn cool, no?
Holiday Delivery Alert: Our products make a great gift. If you so desire, we will send a really nice "holiday gift card" (check out a sample below) before the holidays to whomever you are purchasing for with the promise of delivering their product by January 15, 2012.THERE'S REALLY NOTHING STOPPING YOU FROM GIVING THE GIFT OF REPAT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!
Please support our Kickstarter campaign!
Sean, Ross & the Bearded Repatriot
UPDATE: See Ross and Jacqui show off the No More New products. Also, any backer level can be purchased as a gift card for the holidays. We will send out a wonderful holiday card by December 18th letting your friend or family member know that you have purchased a gift for them and that it's on the way back from Kenya!
The "No More New" Tote Bag
The "No More New" scarf
The "No More New" modified t-shirt
The "No More New" skirt
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.