At Haworth, we think beyond our business with a collective purpose to make the world better. We are committed to designing products with people in mind while making the best use of the Earth’s resources for a sustainable future. This means supporting a circular economy and making material choices that keep our resources in closed loops—by recycling, reusing, and rethinking our processes.

Hobson is a proprietary, dual-purpose textile in 26 colorways produced with 80% ocean bound plastic and post-consumer recycled polyester (plus 20% virgin polyester). In the recycled portion, yarns are made from 50% REPREVE® Our Ocean®, a premium collection of fiber and resin sourced from bottles at high risk of entering the ocean. Hobson diverts 33 plastic bottles from landfill per yard. In fact, Haworth has been recognized as a REPREVE Champion of Sustainability for its continued commitment to environmental excellence in diverting 16 million* plastic bottles from our lands and oceans. The use of REPREVE polyester breathes new life into recycled raw materials, without sacrificing performance, for a material that is truly timeless.

Inspiration for Hobson came from blending an old Scottish herringbone pattern typically seen in vintage menswear with new yarn technology, evoking classic suiting and sophisticated settings.


Best of NeoCon 2022 Sustainability Award – Textiles Upholstery: Scapes, Novelty, and Hobson

See all the colorways and a list of products available with Hobson upholstery.


*16 million bottles is equivalent to: 151 homes powered for one year, 414,000 kgs of CO2 emissions avoided, or 360,000 gallons of water saved.