Up-fuse

Overall Rating: Gold
Home Country: Egypt
“Upcycling waste into beautiful bags”
Up-fuse makes beautiful one of a kind bags and accessories upcycled from waste materials. This women owned brand works with local NGOs in Egypt to source waste materials from old tires, plastic bags, and plastic bottles, and upcycle those materials into durable stylish products people love. Up-fuse sources pretty much everything locally in Egypt, and in the process is not only a sustainable brand, but one that gives back to and enriches its community.

Up-fuse

Overall Rating: Gold
Home Country: Egypt
“Upcycling waste into beautiful bags”
Eco-Stylist Gold
Up-fuse makes beautiful one of a kind bags and accessories upcycled from waste materials. This women owned brand works with local NGOs in Egypt to source waste materials from old tires, plastic bags, and plastic bottles, and upcycle those materials into durable stylish products people love. Up-fuse sources pretty much everything locally in Egypt, and in the process is not only a sustainable brand, but one that gives back to and enriches its community.

Transparency

Three Leaves Earned
Rated: Excellent

  • Up-fuse received perfect marks in Transparency.
  • They share on their website where their products are made in Egypt, the number of jobs created, the NGOs they collaborate with to make their products, and the waste materials they source to upcycle into their products.
  • Up-fuse also shares additional information including their wages.

Fair Labor

Three Leaves Earned
Rated: Excellent

  • Up-fuse pays a living wage: double the minimum wage in Egypt.
  • Up-fuse also provides benefits including paid leave, vacation, transportation, and health insurance.
  • In their Code of Conduct, Up-fuse describes the ways they regularly solicit feedback from their workers in order to continuously improve conditions.

Sustainably Made

Two Leaves Earned
Rated: Good

  • All Up-fuse products are made with upcycled materials, turning trash into beautiful products.
  • Up-fuse products are built for life and they offer free repairs.
  • Up-fuse shares their carbon footprint and water usage on their website.
  • Up-fuse uses more sustainable packaging via recyclable paper bags.

  • To increase their score, Up-fuse could take action to reduce their carbon footprint, such as with renewable energy sources.

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Last Updated: 10/18/22.
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