Sustainability Spotlight: How ucycle Is Changing What It Means To Upcycle
The mission of this corporate wear solutions company? To keep products and materials in use for as long as possible—producing, designing, and reinventing clothes made to last
As the country's pioneer and leading corporate wear solutions company, creating end-to-end designs for corporate clothing, ucycle is changing the game and what it means to create clothing that's made to last. In addition to specializing in designing and manufacturing sustainable corporate wear, workwear, and uniforms, the company provides a take-back system that follows a specialized return, repurpose, and recycle (R3) structure—a completely circular framework of fashion that allows the brand to create and sustain value by keeping each and every piece of clothing in use.
Through these services, ucycle enables fashion, business, innovation, and true circularity. And by prolonging the lives and transforming the value of clothes, ucycle prevents waste, keeps corporate wear from landfills, and presents a way to enhance the corporate social responsibility of businesses.
Apart from business-to-business services, ucycle offers a platform for direct consumers to participate in a circular economy of fashion through the R3NU collection. The made-to-order collection—released quarterly in limited quantities—is exclusively manufactured using 100% recycled fabrics.
ucycle's premier R3NU: R3Denim capsule collection uses repurposed off-cut denim, a textile that rules classic wardrobe staples. Inspired by the timelessness and durability of twill woven denim, this series features functional utility pieces made to suit day-to-day life at work, home, or elsewhere.
Each collection item is available in its original base design or for customization. Through the customization, the brand takes it a step further by encouraging individuals to take on a more active role through incorporating personal old, unused, and worn-out clothes into it—creating a truly unique, one-of-a-kind piece, made just for you. "This way, your R3NU garment is not only sustainable, but also feels more personal to you," the brand shares in its first issue zine.
Hinged on both its made-to-order collections and sustainable corporate wear services, ucycle is on a mission to change how clothes are made again—one ingenious, classic design at a time.
The R3NU: R3Denim capsule is available for purchase in extremely limited quantities starting today, November 11, through their website. For updates and news on upcoming collections, check out ucycle on Instagram.