Mamas & Papas introduces clothing take-back scheme with Oxfam
Childrenswear and nursery retailer Mamas & Papas announce a partnership with Oxfam to launch a clothing take-back scheme, as part of its package of environmental, social and governance pledges.
Mamas & Papas has announced it’s to partner with global charity Oxfam to launch a clothing take-back scheme.
The nursery retailer is introducing the take-back scheme via collection points in its standalone stores as it looks to help stem the tide on the number of garments filling up landfills each year.
Oxfam has promised that no item goes to landfill – if it can’t be resold, the materials are used to make other products or broken down and disposed of responsibly, it says.
Mamas & Papas chief operating officer Nathan Williams said: “Through our Oxfam partnership, we want to make it easy for our customers to donate items they no longer need, increasing circularity, reducing landfill and raising vital funds to tackle global and injustice.”
Williams described the move as the retailer’s first step on a “circularity journey”.
The company has also inked a financial sponsorship he conservation charity Woodland Trust, to help protect native woodland in the Northern Forest and fund a new woodland grove in the trust’s Smithills Estate in Bolton.
The business has additionally signed up to be a member of the Ethical Trading Initiative’s (ETI) code of labour practice. Focused on overseas workers in the supply chain, the pledge covers issues such as wages, working hours, health and safety and the right to join trade unions.
“The challenges over the last couple of years have confirmed our resilience as a business and our receptiveness to change,”Williams added. “This is all about looking forward – working with the right partners to ensure our ESG strategy delivers a meaningful and measurable impact on our communities and stakeholders.”