RebirthGarments

Gender Non-Conforming Lingerie for All Bodies

Chicago, Illinois

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

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Note from shop owner Edited the date because Sky has also just got the diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome April 2021, and is dealing with a lot of other mysterious health problems. But basically they are in bed or asleep when they are not at the doctors.

Calla is working on current orders, a lot of them are very delayed now but anything delayed will have extra goodies! We are temporarily putting the shop on vacation until June 24 because we got such a huge influx of orders, and Sky has to make a whole collection for their show in Hong Kong in a very short amount of time!
check it out here-
https://www.mill6chat.org/event/chat-and-eaton-hk-present-access-breach-interweaving-poetic-futures-intersectional-dreams/

Be mindful that USPS is severely delayed in Chicago due to covid but also because the government is trying to sabotage the USPS in order to suppress our vote and also to try to privatize it. Go to bit.ly/uspsbog to get the contact info for the USPS board of governors to beg them to not privatize.
Some packages that I have already sent out have been in limbo for a while, so please be patient. lots of times it has taken 3 weeks to get from one part of chicago to another!


If you really need a chest binder or gaff now, order from our friends at https://origamicustoms.com/

If you need boxer briefs order from our friends at https://aquaunderwearslc.com/

Part of being a radical individual means working to understand the impact of our actions while we build a world where care replaces harm. Remember again that I am a human being, neurodivergent, and my company is much smaller than it appears. I appreciate your patience and support.
Please donate to your local bail fund!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 11, 2021

Edited the date because Sky has also just got the diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome April 2021, and is dealing with a lot of other mysterious health problems. But basically they are in bed or asleep when they are not at the doctors.

Calla is working on current orders, a lot of them are very delayed now but anything delayed will have extra goodies! We are temporarily putting the shop on vacation until June 24 because we got such a huge influx of orders, and Sky has to make a whole collection for their show in Hong Kong in a very short amount of time!
check it out here-
https://www.mill6chat.org/event/chat-and-eaton-hk-present-access-breach-interweaving-poetic-futures-intersectional-dreams/

Be mindful that USPS is severely delayed in Chicago due to covid but also because the government is trying to sabotage the USPS in order to suppress our vote and also to try to privatize it. Go to bit.ly/uspsbog to get the contact info for the USPS board of governors to beg them to not privatize.
Some packages that I have already sent out have been in limbo for a while, so please be patient. lots of times it has taken 3 weeks to get from one part of chicago to another!


If you really need a chest binder or gaff now, order from our friends at https://origamicustoms.com/

If you need boxer briefs order from our friends at https://aquaunderwearslc.com/

Part of being a radical individual means working to understand the impact of our actions while we build a world where care replaces harm. Remember again that I am a human being, neurodivergent, and my company is much smaller than it appears. I appreciate your patience and support.
Please donate to your local bail fund!

Sky Cubacub

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Sky Cubacub

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About RebirthGarments

Sales 3,944
On Etsy since 2014

Radical Visibility: A QueerCrip Dress Reform Movement Manifesto

Rebirth Garments are designed and made by hand by me, Sky Cubacub. I am a QPOC (Gender Queer Person of Color) from Chicago, IL with life long anxiety and panic disorders. I first dreamed of this collection when I was in high school and couldn’t find a place where I could buy a binder as a person who was under 18, and who didn't have access to a credit card to buy one online. I’m especially interested in Rebirth Garments being accessible to queercrip youth and I’m working on creating a program for making free/reduced priced garments for people in need.

In my practice, the intensive handwork makes the process the most important part and gives me inspiration. Chainmaille has been the catalyst to every other medium that I excel in; all of the mediums I enjoy are obsessive and have repetitive patterns. It is the slow, thoughtful process that holds value and heals my mind. Through chainmaille, I have found my patience. For me, everyday is a performance where I bring my body as a kinetic sculpture into the consciousness of the people I interact with in passing and on a daily basis. I embody the spirit of Radical Visibility, and Rebirth Garments is my soft armor. I consider it armor because it has the power to give you the confidence and strength to feel comfortable in your first skin. I have been building myself this armor or protection, not against harm exactly, but as a way to give me courage. Chainmaille and Rebirth Garments are a prosthetic for the communication of my inner world. My body, my identity and my prosthesis are one cohesive being.

MISSION
Rebirth Garment’s mission is to create gender non-conforming wearables and accessories for people on the full spectrum of gender, size and ability. The line creates a community where all people can confidently express their individuality and identity. Our identity is that of QueerCrip, a politicized umbrella term that encompasses queer, gender nonconforming identities, visible and invisible disabilities/ disorders—physical, mental, developmental, emotional ect. In particular, our trans* and disabled communities have very particular clothing needs that are not adequately served by mainstream clothing designers. Instead of being centered on cisgender, heterosexual, white, thin people, Rebirth Garments is centered on QueerCrip people.

Rebirth Garments challenges mainstream beauty standards that are sizest, ableist, and conform to the gender binary. Instead, we maintain the notion of Radical Visibility, a movement based on claiming our bodies and, through the use of bright colors, exuberant fabrics, and innovative designs, highlighting the parts of us that society typically shuns. Through Radical Visibility, we refuse to assimilate and can create a QueerCrip dress reform movement.

Read the whole mainfesto: http://rebirthgarments.com/radical-visibility-zine/
Visit our website for more information: www.rebirthgarments.com

Shop members

  • Sky Cubacub

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I am a nonbinary Filipinx queer from Chicago with life long anxiety and panic disorders. I use They/Them pronouns. I pattern everything to your exact measurements, cut, sew, package, deliver, answer emails and manage social media!

  • Calla Bordie

    Garment Fabricator

    Calla started as an intern with me in 2018 and because my first full time employee in spring 2019! Calla works on fabricating the spandex garments and now masks!

  • Kaliegh Moynihan

    Mask Fabricator

    Kaliegh has her own clothing line called AN AUTHENTIC SKIDMARK. She describes herself as: COMMUNIST ABOLISHONIST INTERNATIONALIST ANTI RACIST ANTICAPITALIST FEMINIST QUEER CLOTHING ACTIVIST PRO WORKING CLASS PRO SEX WORKER IG- @authenticskidmark

  • Ginny

    Mask Elf

    My roommate turned self described Mask Elf during the pandemic! Ginny (they/them) irons, cuts, fuses and now is sewing on attachments for masks! their little picture features a collar from our friend's etsy shop etsy.com/shop/emmaalamo

Shop policies

Last updated on August 19, 2020
Hi! Feel free to message me after reading through the listing description with any questions that aren't answered in the listing! Do not message me asking for an update on your order. if everyone does this, then I have no time to actually make your orders.
I can make any adaptations you need!
MOST ITEMS TAKE A FULL MONTH TO MAKE. this is because every item is completely custom made to your measurements and I usually have about 400 open orders at a time! please be patient. this is slow fashion, not fast fashion!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
We cannot offer refunds. Since all garments are custom made, please double check your measurements AND address! IF YOU GIVE ME THE WRONG ADDRESS or MEASUREMENTS, you are responsible for any and all losses.

*Please remember that there is a person behind this business. I am not a robot or amazon.com, and though I care about each order and want to accommodate all people, any aggression will not be tolerated. One of the unique things about my shop is that we are owned and operated by neurodivergent people. We ask that you embrace disability culture through clear and patient communication.
Payment
Orders will not be created until your payment goes through.
For rush orders, the rush time begins after your payment goes through.

We cannot begin your order until we have received your measurements and fit preferences. Please make sure you complete these at the time of your order. The 3-4 weeks processing time begins AFTER we receive measurements and fit preferences.
if you do not provide me with ALL of your measurements within 80 days of your order, I will cancel it automatically and give you a full refund.

If you don't have access to digital money, please contact us and we can arrange for cash payments. please contact me about this! http://rebirthgarments.com/contact-us/
Shipping
PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK YOUR ADDRESS!
Shipping is primarily sent through USPS, and we will ship anywhere in the world because of the difficulty of obtaining of these types of garments worldwide.

Due to Covid and the revolutionary protests, USPS (the post office) is experiencing delays! to get a normal letter shipped from one end of Chicago to the other is taking 3 weeks sometimes!
Since July 20th it seems extra slow since the government is actively sabotaging USPS in order to suppress our votes. Please understand that the postal service is not under my control, be kind to postal workers, buy stamps to support USPS and contact the USPS board of governors to say this is not ok! Here is a document with the addresses you can mail to and phone numbers you can call for the USPS board of governors-
https://drive.google.com/file/d/19shSgy6j_6l_tiOiM44wOhYqHumhLYWC/view?usp=sharing

Free Shipping options:
If you live in the Chicagoland area and would like to pick up your piece from the Rebirth Garments Gallery, you can use the coupon code PICKUP for free shipping.

If you live in the City of Chicago and are unable to pick up your piece because of accessibility reasons, please contact us so we can arrange a delivery. http://rebirthgarments.com/contact-us/

your order will be mailed in a plain plastic mailer, in the past I used Manila envelopes, but I have switched since covid for sanitation reasons. The package will be coming from my personal name, not from Rebirth Garments. and if shipping out of the USA, I will say that the order is a shirt or shorts rather than a binder and tucking undies for example.
Additional policies and FAQs
Sky Cubacub
rebirth.garments [!at] gmail.com
Privacy
Your order will be mailed in a plain plastic mailer, in the past I used Manila envelopes, but I have switched since covid for sanitation reasons. The package will be coming from my personal name, not from Rebirth Garments. and if shipping out of the USA, I will say that the order is a shirt or shorts rather than a binder and tucking undies for example.