UPMADE® software turns excess materials into garments

UPMADE Software gives brands and manufacturers a wholistic and transparent view of their material flow so they can make the most of what they already have. It makes it easy and fast for brands to create upcycled products.

Here’s how it works: Using production, fabric and design information from the brand’s original order, UPMADE Software conducts waste analysis (to determine what kinds of leftover materials are available) and environmental analysis (to determine what resources can be saved as a result of upcycling). It is a unique kind of gap analysis.

Using specific production data, a new upcycled product is created, leading to a physical sample. Each sample is presented with the results of a Life Cycle Assessment: how much energy and water it saves and how much CO2 emission and waste it avoids. An order can then be placed, and the upcycled product put into 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.

It is also good for the environment. Upcycling 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.

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