UPMADE® Certification begins with the manufacturer’s provision of waste and production analysis using the UPMADE® Software. UPMADE® visits the factory to implement process changes prior to production. In order to receive UPMADE® Certification, an independent auditor verifies that all criteria has been met. After certification, the producer is ready to start using the UPMADE® Software to manufacture UPMADE®-certified upcycled garments for a dedicated Brand. UPMADE® Certification is valid for three (3) years, during which time at least one random audit of the factory is conducted to ensure compliance.
UPMADE® Certification provides independent assurance of a manufacturer’s capacity to produce quality, upcycled products.
Upcycling reduces waste which leads to energy, water and other savings by avoiding new material production.
Certification ensures that the highest labour and chemical standards are met.
Beximco is one of the biggest apparel manufacturers in Bangladesh – producing over 200 million garments every year – and the first manufacturer to receive UPMADE® Certification for their woven and jersey production lines. Mountains of leftover textiles that usually get dumped into a landfill are now partly upcycled into additional fashion collections.
Manufacturers are at the heart of industrial upcycling. Click here to contact us about reducing your waste and costs.