Several brands and manufacturers have successfully implemented the UPMADE® system to create industrially upcycled clothing and textile goods. 


Sangar is an Estonian family business designing and producing dress shirts in-house since 1956. Sangar has decided to use their leftovers as much as possible. For this reason, Sangar obtained UPMADE® Certification in September 2016 and created the AUS/SANGAR special upcycled collection.


Bangladesh Export-Import Company or Beximco is one of the biggest apparel manufacturers in South-East Asia – producing over 200 million garments every year. Beximco was the first manufacturer to receive UPMADE® Certificate for their woven and jersey production lines in January 2015. Mountains of leftover textiles that usually get dumped into a landfill are now partly upcycled into additional fashion collections.

Mandala Apparels

Mandala Apparels is a social enterprise founded in 2002 that manufactures organic, fair trade apparel and accessories using sustainable fibers.

Kishor Exports

Kishor Exports is a family-owned manufacturer in India, who produces organic apparels & home textile products. Kishor Exports obtained UPMADE® Certificate in March 2017.

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. Selling in Europe as well as in the U.S., the Reet Aus brand is a pioneer in turning industrial leftovers into sustainable fashion.


Up-shirts are 100% upcycled t-shirts. Since each Up-shirt saves an average of 91% water and produces 85% less CO2 emissions, you can easily call them the tees with the tiniest environmental footprint available. All the shirts are designed by Reet Aus. Up-shirts have been produced for the Estonian Song and Dance Festival in 2014 (23,000 Up-shirts!), the Festival of Opinion Culture (in 2014, 2015, 2016), the Estonian Fund for Nature, Nordea Bank, F-Hoone restaurant, and numerous other corporations.