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Maintain, repair and return

We stand for sustainability and longevity. That's why we make timeless fashion that will accompany you for many years. Because the longer the life cycle of an item of clothing, the more sustainable it is.

That's why we show you here how to best repair and care for your clothes. And how you can ensure that discarded clothing is returned to the fashion cycle in a sustainable way.

#1 Care
#1 Care

If clothes are cared for properly, their lifespan is extended. Here you can find out everything you need to know about caring for our natural fibers. We also show you how you can save energy. So you can enjoy your favorite items for a long time and protect your wallet and the environment.

#2 Repair
#2 Repair

If something does need to be repaired - no problem. We'll show you step by step how to darn holes, sew on buttons, repair broken seams and much more. This extends the life of your favorite items, conserves resources and reduces clothing waste.

Do you still need a suitable button for the repair? Then please contact our Customer Service and we will help you with a selection of our popular buttons.

#3 Repair service
#3 Repair service

Not into sewing, darning and repairing? No problem! We want you to enjoy your favorite hessnatur items for a long time. That's why we support you: from comprehensive advice to the possible assumption of repair costs by hessnatur. Take advantage of our service offers - we have various options for you so that your clothes will accompany you for as long as possible:

  • Contact our employees in the stores or our Customer Service.

  • Have your clothes repaired by one of our repair partners.

#4 Return
#4 Return

Do you have an unworn item of clothing in your wardrobe? You no longer enjoy it and would like it to be put to good use? Then send it to our partner Action Hope. Your worn clothing will be responsibly passed on to new hands. Or it returns to the sustainable material cycle as recycled fiber.

You can find donation containers near you here.

Alternatively, you can send your clothing donation as a parcel directly to Aktion Hoffnung:

Aktion Hoffnung I Augsburger Straße 40 I 86833 Ettringen

Our partner: Aktion Hoffnung

Would you like to support a clothing collection that meets strict ethical standards? Our partner Aktion Hoffnung stands for responsible handling of clothing donations and old clothes. The old favorite items are sorted and either reused or recycled, depending on how they are received. Aktion Hoffnung uses the proceeds to support One World and educational projects. The charitable collection organization from Bavaria designs and controls the entire process itself: from collecting the clothes to sorting them.

#5 Upcycling
#5 Upcycling

Do you love the material, but no longer like the cut? Or a frequently worn favorite piece is showing signs of wear? Then get creative and develop your own upcycling project.

Turn old into new

The better the quality of the materials, the more worthwhile it is. Because even if trends change - the unique feel of organic cotton, organic virgin wool & co. never goes out of fashion. For many, this is one of the most important reasons to give their discarded garments a new lease of life.

What usually surprises beginners when doing it themselves is that as soon as the first step is taken, one idea after another comes to mind. Whether it's turning your beloved jeans into a bag or turning a men's shirt into a lightweight top - picking up scissors and a sewing machine yourself is and remains one of the most sustainable ways to show your fashion enthusiasm.

#6 everyday tips
#6 everyday tips

The earth's resources are finite. Nevertheless, we consume more than nature can produce.

The fashion industry is part of the problem and needs to be fundamentally reformed. We think so: Clothing must be valued again. Materials should be sustainable, durable, recyclable and repairable. The way we treat the people who produce our fashion should be fair and respectful. These are all criteria that have been a top priority at hessnatur from the very beginning.

We are convinced that together we can achieve a lot. That is why we have collected a few everyday tips and show here what each individual can do.

Natural materials

When buying, make sure to choose carefully processed clothing made from good materials.

Give preference to natural fibers from organic cultivation wherever possible. Because avoiding harmful substances not only protects our skin, but also the soil and water.

Say no to plastic. Because synthetic fibers such as polyester are not biodegradable. They also release microplastics into the environment, which pollute the oceans and groundwater.

Seals, certificates & memberships

Independent and internationally recognized standards help to make a good choice. Examples of standards that stand for transparent criteria and controls:

  • Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)

  • OEKO-TEX Made in Green

  • Fair Wair Foundation

  • Our hessnatur guideline


The label provides information on what the fabric is made of, whether the fibers come from organic farming and in which country it was produced.

This indicates whether the garment is as gentle as possible on people, animals and the environment during production, use and disposal.

Second hand.

High-quality garments have a long life. Passing them on gives them a second life.

Flea markets, digital swap and sales platforms or swap parties with friends are ideal for this.