Upcycling production makes the most of textile leftovers by redesigning the products and the production process. It leads to a significant reduction of leftover materials and therefore reduces production inefficiencies. UPMADE® Certification is a guideline and a verification system helping manufacturers to effectively integrate upcycling production and circular economic principles into their businesses. 

The UPMADE® Certification process is the outcome of a solid partnership between comprehensive field research and thorough scientific analysis to meet the most far-reaching aspirations in upcycling. It strives for a smaller environmental footprint and maximised resource efficiency in the textile industry through a broader use of upcycling in industrial production.

For manufacturers

UPMADE® Certification gives a manufacturer independent assurance of its capacity to produce upcycled products in correspondence with quality, chemical toxicity and labour standards.

Certified manufacturers can attract brands interested in industrial upcycling. Manufacturers that have acquired certification for their production facilities are granted the UPMADE® Certification.

For brands and retailers

UPMADE® Certification gives brands and retail companies a choice between
manufacturers who are proven to be able to deliver custom-made upcycled products. It also enables brands to be transparent with their customers, in a market that is seeking greater and greater transparency.

Upcycling is good for the environment. It also contributes to waste reduction which leads to energy, water and other savings by avoiding virgin raw material production.

Certification ensures that the supplier meets the demands of their corresponding markets in terms of quality upcycling design as well as labour and chemical standards with their products. Conformance to high standards are communicated by the UPMADE® product identification label.