Megan Rapinoe Reveals the Inspiration Behind Her Unisex Clothing Company

Published 09/28/2021, 12:00 PM EDT
Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala – Met Gala – In America: A Lexicon of Fashion – Arrivals – New York City, U.S. – September 13, 2021. Soccer player Megan Rapinoe in Sergio Hudson. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni


During a career spanning well over a decade, and counting, Megan Rapinoe established herself as one of the best players in women’s soccer. She tasted immense success on the pitch, winning two FIFA Women’s World Cups and an Olympic gold medal with the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT).

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Apart from the soccer field, Rapinoe also has interests outside of it. One of those interests is her clothing company, re-inc, of which she’s one of the co-founders. Recently, the American forward spoke about the reason why she started the brand.

Megan Rapinoe reveals the inspiration behind starting a unisex clothing company

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During an interview with Forbes Women, Rapinoe spoke about her new business venture. While mentioning the shared vision among the quartet, she revealed their aim is to redefine what unisex clothing means.

She said“There’s four of us: Meghan Klingenberg, Chris Press and Tobin Heath. And really just feeling a void, I think in the market of not just, you know sort of genderless clothes. But oftentimes that just means like they say its unisex.

“But they just slap male sizing on it and hopefully you fit into the male sizing scheme, which basically no women really fit into that and the sizes aren’t really right.

“So, we wanted to curate something and design something truly that could go both ways, and look good on men and look good on women worn a number of different ways. And I think beyond that, it’s about creating a community of people who really do want to challenge the status quo, and who maybe don’t know how or they don’t have that community.”

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The 36-year-old also mentioned the company looks to provide a space which allows people to get creative, and challenge the status quo through their efforts.

KASHIMA, JAPAN – AUGUST 5: Megan Rapinoe #15 of the United States during a game between Australia and USWNT at Kashima Soccer Stadium on August 5, 2021 in Kashima, Japan. (Photo by Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

“We feel like we’re obviously very privileged being able to play on the women’s national team,” said Rapinoe. “If we feel like maybe things aren’t really made for us, we don’t really know our place. We feel like there’s a lot more people that feel like that as well. So, just trying to create that space for people through progress and through art, through that creativity to challenge the status quo.”

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Founded in 2019, the company continues has partnerships with several organisations. In addition, they also have tie-ups with different entrepreneurs and collaborators who share the same mission.

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management graduate, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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