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USC Marshall Alumna Launches Fashion Venture

USC Marshall Alumna Launches Fashion Venture

Julie Benniardi ‘91 highlights how the USC Marshall alumni network has impacted her work and her new business fashion venture.

11.27.23
USC Marshall Alumna Launches Fashion Venture
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Alumna Julie Benniardi graduated from USC Marshall with a degree in entrepreneurship. While at USC, she held executive positions in the Asian American Business Association and the Permias Indonesia Student Association. As a student, she also ran finance in a private import and export company, growing it from the ground up to a $30 million per year enterprise in just five years. In 2003, she started her own design firm, MGI, which specialized in 5-star resorts and ultra-luxury properties in Asia. After 15 years with MGI, Julie wanted to continue her passion for design while giving back to the community. ⁠

“In 2018, I co-founded ReWeave, a luxury fashion and home goods retailer with an ethos of sustainability — all of our clothes, accessories, and furniture are made with recycled fabrics from high-end interior design showrooms. ReWeave was founded on the belief that sustainable luxury is possible,” said Benniardi. ⁠

ReWeave makes one-of-a-kind apparel and home goods from fabric samples sourced from the leading interior design showrooms. They embrace L.A.'s culture by designing and producing all of their products locally and donating a percentage of sales to non-profit organizations that provide job training for Angelenos facing barriers to employment. ⁠ReWeave was recently featured in Women's Wear Daily by Booth Moore, a fashion-industry trade journal often referred to as the "Bible of fashion".

USC Marshall has given me an ever-growing network of like-minded individuals who have inspired me in my entrepreneurial journey. I continue to meet alumni all over the world, and it’s been amazing to be inspired by their diverse, global perspectives while I continue my entrepreneurial adventure.

Benniardi plans to continue with exciting collaborations, including partnerships with historic textile house Rubelli, George Esquivel Shoes, and Halim Flowers, an artist and author. She hopes to keep pushing boundaries and exploring innovative avenues while remaining true to ReWeave’s sustainable ethos.

“The Trojan Family has been transformative for my career,” Benniardi said. “From my days as a student, the alumni I reached out to for internships and my first job truly went out of their way to help me. Their stated reason? Because I was a part of the family.”

Julie continues to serve on multiple committees across the school and remains devoted to giving back to the community.

“Post graduation, USC Marshall has given me an ever-growing network of like-minded individuals who have inspired me in my entrepreneurial journey. I continue to meet alumni all over the word, and it’s been amazing to be inspired by their diverse, global perspectives while I continue my entrepreneurial adventure,” said Benniardi, who currently volunteers her time as a member of the Marshall Volunteer Leadership Council. She added that she loves to hear from both alumni and current students via social media.