At a Massachusetts Innovation Nights entrepreneur showcase a few years ago, my husband Ted learned about Project Repat, an organized based in Fall River. Read their story: how two young men started a T-shirt repatriation project in Kenya, how it failed as a business back in the US, how their customers inspired them to create T-shirt blankets by paying fair wages to immigrant women in Fall River, Mass. Not only do they produce a quality product; they are helping to support local economies, to reduce the amount of fabric waste that would other end up in landfill, and to create keepsakes that are practical and beautiful. This blanket is the second one Ted made. I love that his favorite T-shirts are preserved, and that the Polartec fleece backing is also made from recycled materials. A win for the environment, and a win for the community. Check them out (a fantastic gift idea).