To help us increase the longevity of our clothing, we have implemented a Mara Hoffman garment take-back system. If you have a Mara Hoffman garment at the end of its life that you’d like to send back to us for responsible repair or recycling, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can now resell your pre-owned Mara Hoffman pieces on Full Circle Marketplace. Whether you purchased the item directly through us or from a third party retailer, you can list the item on Full Circle and give your garment a chance at a new beginning. For more information, visit the Full Circle Marketplace FAQ.
Organize a clothing swap with your friends to trade clothing and help keep garments out of the landfill. We hold swaps at the office throughout the year for employees, too!
Garment donations and recycling are a big challenge for the apparel industry. Donation centers are inundated with used garments, so much so that only about 10 – 20% of the items make it into the hands of a new owner (Council for Textile Recycling, 2018). Donation centers typically hand off 80-90% of donated items to textile recyclers, who down-cycle them by turning them into insulation or rags. Alternatively, the donated items are diverted from the recycler to other countries who often don’t need them, so the items are sent directly to landfills overseas.