Despite our best effort and high-quality design, an Underprotection piece will eventually reach a state where you no longer want it or use it anymore. Hopefully, worn out from being your favourite item! Our mission is that Underprotection products never become waste and we believe that all garments, no matter condition, are valuable. Therefore, we have started our Take-back Program – a program that welcomes your worn out Underprotection pieces and give them a second chance by either upcycling or recycling them.
Truth be told, this is our first trial of taking back used products and finding the solutions on how to give them a new life. Along this journey, we will learn and build partnerships to establish the best solution as recycling technology evolves. We already use recycled fibres in our material choices, but our long-time goal is to be able to recycle our used materials into new wearable Underprotection products. It is not as easy as it sounds and for some of our materials there is not yet scaled solutions to ensure high value recycling.