At Amolia, we aim to upcycle as much as possible as this is the most environmentally friendly way to handle waste. What cannot be upcycled is recycled and even used in some of our products.


What's the difference?

Upcycling means reusing waste material in it’s current state without it being degraded during the recycling process. In our case, we cut fabric directly from waste textiles and sew them together into new home textile products.

Recycling is the mechanical or chemical processing of waste to extract the materials to make new products. Although this is often greener than producing new materials from scratch, it still requires industrial processes that use a certain amount of energy, water and chemicals.


    We collect washed waste textiles from Copenhagen's regional laundry house.

  • 02 SORTING

    We manually sort through each item to see if we can upcycle it.

  • 03 CUTTING

    We then cut out by hand all the reuseable fabric.

  • 04 DYEING

    All cut white textiles are sent to be dyed organically in the EU.

  • 05 SEWING

    Once dyed, the fabric is ready to be sewn together into our designs.


    The left over waste from our own production is recycled into new yarn.


What is our environmental impact?

Tekstilrevolutionen, an independent danish think tank, has completed an environmental impact report for us comparing conventional home textile products to upcycled equivalents.

The report shows that upcycling has a considerably lower impact on global warming potential compared to conventional textiles (5,82 kg CO2e and 22,3 kg CO2e, respectively). The environmental burden on Land Use is 14 times less and water consumption environmental impact has also improved from 5,59 m3 to 0,135 m3, when reusing textile waste.

Read the full report here
  • Made from textile waste

    We manually sort through the textile waste ourselves piece by piece.

  • Sourced in Denmark

    All the waste textile we use is collected from Copenhagen's regional laundry house.

  • Made by hand in the EU

    None of our raw materials or products are manufactured outside of the EU.

  • Nothing goes to waste

    The left over waste from our own production is recycled into new yarn.

  • Organic Dying

    We need to dye some of our textiles to make beautiful products for the home. We do this using GOTS certified organic dyes and the whole process takes place in the EU.

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  • Ringsted Dun

    All our inner cushions come from Ringsted Dun, a danish company known for producing high quality duvets and pillows, with the highest possible animal welfare standards.

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  • Kvadrat Really

    Solid recycled textile board is a durable material made from waste textiles. Our supplier, Kvadrat Really, produce the boards in Denmark using a mix of waste cotton and wool.

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Made in Denmark

Furniture made of pressed recycled textiles.

The solid recycled textile boards used to make our furniture pieces are produced in Denmark using a mix of waste cotton and wool from commercial laundry houses, which would otherwise have been incinerated. 

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