Local Production

HANDMADE IN THE NETHERLANDS 

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ALL THE UNRAVELAU GARMENTS ARE HANDMADE 
IN OUR ATELIER IN THE NETHERLANDS


The atelier is situated in The Upcycle Center in Almere, an innovative building where disposed items are given a new life. Everybody can drop by and hand in their worn-out clothes. By doing so, you are contributing to exclusive garments that are not harmful to our planet. Unravelau will categorise the clothes by quality and make sure that each item will be completely reused for a new one of a kind product. 


ABOUT THE BUILDING 
The Upcycle Center is built and furnished with recycled and self-collected materials. It can be completely dismantled and built up elsewhere, if necessary. Much concrete and steel comes from the old vehicle hall and the old environmental street of Almere. The tiles, sanitary ware and large doors all come from the old sports hall and the swimming pool in Almere Haven. The building provides its own energy through solar panels on the roof, there is no gas connection and rainwater is collected and used to flush the toilet. The Upcycle Center contributes to the circular economy in which raw materials are reused as optimally as possible. The Upcycle Center also makes a positive contribution to the task of turning Almere into a waste-free and energy-neutral city.

Schoolchildren are involved via education programmes at the education centre on the Upcycle Centre site. Students have been invited to combine research and teaching programmes with the development of the circular economy in and around the Upcycle Centre. The start-ups that are situated in the Upcycle Centre will create new job opportunities. Via regular work at the Upcycle Centre (City Cleaning department), people receiving benefits and people estranged from the labor market can find employment.
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