Welcome to Neomai Vintage
Definition of Neomai: “To return home” (Pronounced: “nee-oh-my”:)
My family opened a textiles recycling business in 2005 when I was only one year old. The business slowly grew to include sales to various countries around the world, as well as retail clothing stores. Some of my earliest memories are of being in the sorting warehouse and retail stores, rummaging through the various piles or racks of clothing, looking for some special gem. You can say I grew up with a connection to clothing. Somewhere along the way, I discovered my true clothing passion – vintage! I created Neomai Vintage at age 15 to share this passion with others.
My goals for Neomai Vintage:
- Learn how to create and grow my own business for my future success, while enjoying and sharing something I truly love and am passionate about
- Learn the skills of marketing and salesmanship – two skills that are important for any business venture
- Support environmental stewardship through recycling. The textile industry is wasteful with over 16 million tons ending up in landfills annually. Recycling is a way to reduce pressure on landfills, reduce energy use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The vintage business is growing in popularity and can help improve our planet. You can feel good that every time you buy vintage, you are also supporting the recycling process.
I want this company to be for anyone and everyone. I don’t assign categories for men’s or women’s clothing because I’ve always felt that when shopping at a resale shop, such as Goodwill, you can shop in every section. I love to look at clothes that are plain, over-sized or even torn to see how can I challenge myself to make them into fashionable outfits.
I hope that you have, or can find, an appreciation for these beautiful vintage pieces. Many people look at an old beat-up tag on a beautiful polyester dress or Wilson jacket and see it as trash. I have always seen it as value. Many of these items are no longer being made and hold so much history in them! That also makes them very unique, which is another reason why vintage really speaks to me. I’ve never liked seeing someone wear the same thing that I have on. When you wear vintage, chances are no one else will have the same thing!
On this site, you can find things for your everyday wear and things for when your’re feeling like you want to really take your outfit to the next level. Challenge yourself to be bold, creative and unique.
I hope you will enjoy looking for those special items that express the real you as much as I love finding these beautiful and unique items for you!
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