All my bags are one of a kind. For people who love to be different.
All bags are made by hand from reused material.
Old leather couches, old sails, old jeans and much more are used for making new bags.
I make treasures out of trash. Bags out of discarded material.
from couch to bag
Leather is a great material which gets more beautiful over time.
All the bags in the shop are made by me in my little studio in Houten, the Netherlands. Turning trash into treasure gives me great satisfaction. By making bags out of discarded material I combine my love for bag making and my love for the planet by reducing the trash pile a little.
I love my label because all the bags are one of a kind pieces, made with love and care. I know the receiver of my bags will enjoy the piece of trash I turned into a bag for a long time.
Handmade is the new luxury
Handmade in the Netherlands
Not a fan of mass produced bags?
Do you like bags that are made with care and craftmanship?
Please take a look at my shop, your new bag is waiting for you!
Handmade in Houten (the Netherlands)
Questions that are frequently asked.
If your question was not answered, please use the contact form or send me an email.
I might have material for upcycled to use
Do you have an old leather couch and don’t want the leather to go to waste, or do you have a leather jacket, sail, suit coats, jeans etc.?
We would love to hear from you. Please contact us to see what can be done.
How can I order?
Ordering a bag is a simple procedure:
1. Select which bag you want to buy and click the “Add to cart” button.
2. Select “Calculate shipping” enter your country to see the shipping costs.
3. Click the button “Proceed to checkout” to go to the next page
4. Enter your name and address so we can ship the bag to you. Also enter your email address for the confirmation email.
5. Chose your method of payment.
How can I pay?
You can pay through, iDeal, Mistercash/Bancontact/Paypal/Sofort/CreditCard or by banktransfer.
When did Upcycled started making bags?
Officially Upcycled was registered in 2008, but it all started a year before that.
Who designs and makes the bags for upcycled?
All bags are designed and produced by Margreet van Tricht in her homestudio in Houten (The Netherlands).
Upcycled is a Netherlands-based independent label built to express my creative ideas and vision through bags.
What materials does Upcycled use to make her bags?
The bags are, as far as possible, made from reused materials. Think old leather couches, old leather jackets, sails, old clothes, old tents and much more.
If possible the lining is also made from reused materials, but most of the time new fabric is used for that part of the bag. Also the zippers, buttons, rings and other haberdashery is mostly new.
What kind of machines are being used?
An industrial machine is used for the heavy duty work. This machine slides through layers of leather.
For the lighter jobs three regular machines are being used as well as a serger (overlock machine). And sometimes the embroidery machine has a job to do.
For attaching the rivets and grommets a heavy setter is being used.
Does Upcycled have a brick and mortar shop?
No, we only have a webshop. Once in a while we sell on markets in the Netherlands, read our blog for more info.
How will my bag be send?
Upcycled uses PostNL for shipping, most of the packages will have track&trace, except the ones that will fit through the mailbox.
Upcycled reuses packaging material as much as possible.
Can I return a bag?
No problem, no questions asked, but you have to contact us within 14 days after receipt of the bag if you want to return a bag. We will then discuss which way you can return the bag.
You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.
After we have received the bag (unused and in the same condition it was upon arrival) will will immediately repay you. Read more: Returns
Are all the bags ready for shipping?
Yes, all the bags you see on the site are ready for shipping. They ship the next working day after receipt of payment.
How long does it take for my bag is shipped?
After receipt of your payment your bag will be shipped as soon as possible, usually the next working day.
Do you make bespoke items?
No, you cannot request a bespoke item. I do not make custom bags.
Shipping costs per country
free shipping within the netherlands
Every bag on my site is ready for shipping.
After clearing of your payment the bag will be shipped as soon as possible. Most of the time the next working day.
Check the shipping costs below. If your country is not listed, please send me an email.
I am not responsible for charges by customs in your country.
Free shipping within the Netherlands
No shipping fees for orders which are to be delivered in the Netherlands.
BELGIUM | GERMANY € 6,50
For shipping to Belgium or Germany the shipping costs are € 6,50 per order.
AUSTIA | DENMARK | FRANCE € 9,50
For shipping to Austria, Denmark and France the shipping costs are € 9,50 per order.
IRELAND | UK | SWEDEN € 16,50
For shipping to Ireland, United Kingdom and Sweden the shipping costs are € 16,50 per order.
NORWAY | SWITZERLAND € 25,00
For shipping to Norway and Switzerland the shipping costs are € 25,00 per order.
CANADA | USA € 30,00
For shipping to Canada and the USA the shipping costs are € 30,00 per order.
Not completely happy?
No problem if you are not happy with your new bag. You will have to tell us within 14 days after receipt.
The rules for returning:
Notify me within 14 days after receipt. (email/contact form)
You will have to pay the returning costs if you want to return a bag.