Eco-Friendly T-Shirts Turn Aid Into Sustainable Charity

Eco-Friendly T-Shirts Turn Aid Into Sustainable Charity
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Project Repat is working with artisans from Kenya to turn used clothing into profits for NGOs and sustainable business for locals.

Liz Walsh
  • 14 december 2011

In the United States, 95% of shirts that are donated to places like Goodwill and the Salvation Army are not actually sold for resale, but sold for incredibly cheap prices and then shipped to developing countries where they are put back on the markets. Inspired by the latest fashion trends in Nairobi, the founders of Project Repat saw this system as an opportunity support local artisans and NGOs.

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