Combining artistry, style, and sustainability, R E G E N E R A T E D transforms vintage, dead-stock, and pre-worn clothing into new garments. Launched in 2020 by designer-artist Rebecca Chamberlain, the New York State-based label reimagines wardrobe staples such as denim and classic shirting, offering unique, functional garments for all genders in a range of sizes. Many Regenerated pieces are unisex and all are ageless in spirit. Carefully constructed using the highest quality repurposed fabrics, each Regenerated garment is both durable and refined, connected to the past and relevant to the current moment, and truly one-of-a-kind.
For Regenerated, the production process is important as the design process—in fact, the two are intertwined. The global garment industry creates approximately 120 billion items of clothing annually, much of it destined for landfills within the first year of purchase. This is simply not sustainable. Conscious of fashion’s impact on the environment, Regenerated is one of a growing number of labels dedicated to changing the way clothing is produced and consumed by embracing upcycling. Chamberlain expertly selects high-quality recycled goods from thrift stores, vintage shops, and military uniform dealers throughout New York State and the Northeast to create small series of related styles, locally and by hand, and often in consultation with her customers.
Regenerated is a woman-owned business committed to building opportunities for other women. Through a partnership with Custom Collaborative, a New York City–based workforce development program that provides training and support to women from low-income and immigrant communities to begin careers in the fashion industry, Regenerated has employed and mentored three Custom Collaborative–trained seamstresses, all of whom earn a living wage in a safe and supportive environment.
Trained as an artist, Regenerated founder Rebecca Chamberlain has a deep knowledge of the history of modern art, architecture, and design and an appreciation for well-crafted objects. As a fashion professional, she has decades of experience designing successful collections for major brands. The Regenerated label merges Chamberlain’s reverence for artistry and intuitive understanding of what people want to wear right now—distinctive designs that are sustainably made.
Do you have items of clothing that need a new home? Are you interested in contributing to the Regenerated web? We love receiving donations to make new pieces in the future. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
We are currently receiving:
- Men’s dress shirts (100% Cotton, Linen or Silk)
- Denim Bottoms and Jackets. (100% Cotton)
- Quilts & Comforters
- Wool Suits (100% Wool)
R E G E N E R A T E D STOCKISTS
THE R E G E N E R A T E D PHILOSOPHY:
Consider what you’re wearing. We do.
Refrain from buying new.
Make it new to you.
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