Reborn Clothing Co. Founder & CEO, Emily Neville, launched the company in November 2017.
We're in the business of storytelling…
Emily learned how to sew by taking classes at Loving Stitches, a quilting shop in Fayetteville, NC, from the age of ten. Nine years later, when she was 19 and going into her second year at NC State, she had the idea to transform clothing that had been abandoned in the back of closets everywhere into usable products for its owners.
She used to make her own updates to her clothing, and realized in college that what was missing from the sustainable fashion market was a personal touch. While there was a market for products made from textile waste or plastic materials, there wasn't a convenient way for folks to get the clothing out of the back of their closets and back to being used.
She decided to change that. A few months later, Reborn Clothing Co. was born. With a team of students from NC State College of Textiles, Emily launched a crowdfunding campaign through iFund Women Raleigh-Durham and set a date for the launch. The team worked through prototypes, customer interviews, and all the ins and outs of starting a business – and within a few weeks, they were testing Emily's idea in the market.
Today, Reborn Clothing Co. has several options for transforming your garments. We also sell our products ready-made from recycled clothing that we've gathered from companies and individuals across the Triangle. Companies will donate clothing to us that was made unusable during the production process or is no longer on-brand. We provide an alternative to textile waste in nearly every realm.
Your clothing has a story, and it's far from over.