The process of creating UPMADE® certified garments is simple and fast thanks to UPMADE® Software. For a brand, it begins with a product-based analysis to determine how to best proceed depending on the existing materials and design. Then, producer(s) will be chosen to complete the full process of UPMADE® Certification — to ensure their capability to manufacture upcycled garments according to UPMADE® criteria. Once certified, the UPMADE® Software allows the brand to order UPMADE® certified upcycled garments from these producers, without altering their mutually set-in design and production process.
Upcycling reduces waste — which leads to energy, water and other savings by avoiding new material production.
When selling UPMADE®-certified upcycled garments, Brands send a transparent and credible message to their customers: We clean up after ourselves by creating garments from our leftover fabrics. We are part of the solution, not the problem.
Certification ensures that the highest labour and chemical standards are met.
Reet Aus The collections of fashion designer Reet Aus are made by implementing the UPMADE® method in the early stages of the mass production process. This has improved efficiency and reduced environmental impact — each produced item uses an average of 70% less water and 88% less energy compared to a regular product.
Furniture manufacturer Softrend started a collaboration with UPMADE® to create an upcycled sofa cushion collection and parallel upcycled products for their upholstered product lines. The covers and fillings of these products are made from materials that would normally go to waste.
Up-shirts are 100% upcycled t-shirts. All the shirts are designed by Reet Aus and made from leftover materials. No new fabric is produced to make these shirts. Each t-shirt saves an average of 91% water and produces 85% less CO2 emissions. Up-shirt clients include the Estonian Song and Dance Festival 2014 (23,000 Up-shirts), the Festival of Opinion Culture 2014, Nordea financial services, F-Hoone restaurant and others.