Reborn Clothing Co. started with a simple idea: Give consumers an upcycling option for their closet. After a few months, we realized this idea didn’t apply to just consumers, but organizations of all sizes.

We first increased our impact by licensing with NC State University. After transforming hundreds of surplus branded apparel and promotional items into higher-value products, we’ve expanded to work with other schools and companies.

Together, Reborn and our partners are keeping textile waste out of the landfill by designing and manufacturing accessories, totes, apparel, linens, and even dog beds.

If you need a sustainable and unique partnership for your organization’s surplus textiles, Reborn is the right partner for you. Contact us today to get started.

Check out Reborn Upcycles University Surplus Apparel to learn even more about our work.

Our Partners

Brand Fuel

Brand Fuel, founded in 1998, is a nationally recognized promotional products agency. Brand Fuel teamed up with Reborn Clothing Co. with a mutual goal to reduce the promotional product industry’s environmental footprint. Together, we repurpose surplus and outdated t-shirts to bring them back to life.

If you’re looking to clean out your corporate “closet of shame” while purchasing truly unique products for your employees or an upcoming event, we invite you to reach out to Brand Fuel for a brainstorming session on how you can incorporate our product line. 


Decibel Management, an event management firm, recognized the tremendous amount of potential waste in their industry and for their clients. Events are organized, held, and broken down. Event banners are, usually, discarded when an event is over. With the problem recognized by Decibel and Reborn’s talent for reimagining outdated or surplus material, we became obvious partners. If you are hosting an upcoming event and want to learn more about zero waste, we invite you to contact Decibel for robust event coverage and upcycling options. 

East Carolina University

Expanding our partnerships down east to the coast, we began working with East Carolina University. Modeled on our work with NC State, we began helping the Pirates with their surplus goods. Together we alleviated a storage headache, reduced waste, and created valuable products—for use by the university and sales.

Mascot Factory

The Mascot Factory has been manufacturing and personalizing plush animals since 1999. In 2019, Reborn partnered with the Mascot Factory to launch a line of plush animals wearing Reborn tees from surplus stock. Find Reborn Fred Bears online and in-retail at our growing network of university partners.  

NC State

Home of the Wolfpack, NC State is where Reborn founder Emily Neville realized that there was space to have a more substantial impact on limiting the amount of textile waste entering landfills. Surplus branded material is used to create departmental giveaways, premium incentives, and for sale online and in retail brick and mortar stores.


Sunbrella is a world-class pioneer in the fabric manufacturing business based here in North Carolina. For more than 50 years, Sunbrella has produced residential and commercial outdoor shade solutions, indoor upholstery, and boat canvases. The Reborn team is crafting Sunbrella’s remnant materials into one-of-a-kind totes.

Organizational Sustainability

We help companies reduce their environmental footprint. While we are open to companies of all shapes and sizes, we’re focused on textile brands. Every fashion brand contributes to the industry’s rank as second highest polluter on the planet. Nearly every step of a textile product creates waste. In design, one or two yards of sample fabric are ordered before committing to a full run of thousands of yards. Waste is also generated during manufacturing and, of course, at the end of the product’s life, through customer returns, deadstock inventory, or worn garments. 

We’ve entered into exciting partnerships where we find innovative methods to reuse textile waste. With every partner, we discover what product best fits the brand’s recurring deadstock. The end result?  Exceptional products that solve a problem. Our products are functional, beautiful, and ready to begin their second life.

Interested in a sampler or a large order?

Reborn transforms organizations’ surplus event t-shirts and dated promotional items into a unique line of upcycled products for internal use or resale. If you are interested in producing a sampler or placing a large order, use our contact form to get in touch.