We're in the business of storytelling.

Emily Neville learned how to sew at the age of ten, when she started taking sewing lessons at Loving Stitches, a quilting shop in Fayetteville, NC. 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.

In college, Emily would update her clothing and realized the sustainable fashion market was missing a personal touch. While products made from textile waste or recycled plastic had found a market, 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. In November of 2017, during her sophomore year, Emily started Reborn Clothing Co. Today, Reborn has grown to offer sustainable solutions to organizations of all sizes. Operating from a cut-and-sew facility in Raleigh, NC, a team of skilled seamstresses works Reborn’s upcycling magic on hundreds of branded apparel items, thousands of yards of deadstock from renowned brands, and, still, your items sent in and transformed into a unique product for you to cherish.

Whether you are an individual with memorable pieces collecting dust, a university with surplus event shirts and athletic uniforms, or a brand looking to create value from textile waste, or something we haven’t even thought of yet, we’ll find a place for you in the Reborn family.

Your clothing has a story. We help you tell it.


Emily Neville

Founder & CEO

Emily Neville started Reborn Clothing Co. as a sophomore at North Carolina State University to give consumers an upcycling option for their closets. Neville has grown Reborn into a powerful upcycling option for both consumers and businesses. She leads the company with a strong belief that businesses should be a force for good in the world.

Emma Wang

Director of Product Development

Emma Wang is the designer behind Reborn creations. From prototyping to production, she is constantly improving our upcycling process. Wang graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Fashion and Textile Design in 2018.