Since playing with Project Runway DIY fashion kits at six-years-old, Indiana University sophomore Daisy May continually portrayed her passion for fashion through high school, and the interest followed her to college as she pursues a Bachelor of Arts in fashion design.
Even when completing pieces and gaining experience in the classroom, May keeps herself and her sewing machine busy out-of-the-classroom with Rebloomed Clothes, her clothing brand which primarily consists of altered and upcycled Indiana University apparel, along with vintage pieces as well.
Rebloomed Clothes launched her senior year of high school with a motivated mindset, and wish to recreate original items such as T-shirts, and convert them into stylish pieces.
“My dad taught me how to sew, and I took people's college T-shirts for the college they were planning on attending after high school and upcycled them, rebloomed them,” May said. “I just turned them into something that looks cuter and more fashionable, and that was the original purpose of Rebloomed.”
While exclusively using recycled material, Rebloomed was essentially the catalyst that compelled her to the sustainability aspect of clothing design.
“From there I learned more about sustainability and fast-fashion,” May remembered. “It spurred my passion for sustainability and second-hand clothing and everything in that realm of the fashion world.”