Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Timberland & Thread join hands to turn plastic into fibre
Timberland & Thread join hands to turn plastic into fibre
08
Mar '17
Courtesy: Timberland
Courtesy: Timberland
Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland has partnered with Thread to launch the Timberland X Thread collection. Thread, a Certified B corporation transforms plastic bottles from the streets of Haiti into 'the most responsible fabric on the planet'. The collection creates impact in the form of cleaner neighbourhoods and meaningful new job opportunities.

The environmentally sustainable collection includes five styles of men's footwear, two bags and one t-shirt, all made using Thread Ground to Good fabric. The products build upon Timberland’s longstanding commitment to be Earthkeepers – to innovate and operate their business in an accountable and responsible manner.

With a shared passion for supporting communities in Haiti, Timberland and Thread were natural partners from the start. Both companies are determined to look beyond the environmental value of recycled plastic bottles to focus on responsibility, transparency and creating social value, said Timberland in a press release.

"The Timberland X Thread collection is incredible proof that style and sustainability can go hand-in-hand. This collection delivers good with every fibre, not just by recycling plastic bottles that would otherwise end up littering the streets, but also by creating job opportunities and cleaner neighborhoods in Haiti. Consumers can feel good about pulling on their Timberland X Thread boots or backpack and know they are making a positive impact in someone else's life," said Colleen Vien, director of sustainability for Timberland.

The shoes and boots are crafted with durable uppers in Thread fabric made with 50 per cent post-consumer recycled PET, a 50 per cent recycled PET mesh lining for comfort and breathability and a durable outsole made of 15 per cent recycled rubber. The duffel bag and backpack are made with Thread fabric and waterproof leather trims, while the t-shirt is made with 50 per cent Thread fabric and 50 per cent reclaimed cotton from fabric scraps.

The process of going from 'bottle to boot' begins in Haiti, where more than 1,300 locals collect the plastic bottles that are developed into Thread fabric. Each yard of fabric is traced and tracked at every step of its journey, from bottle collection and fabric creation to the delivery of the fabric bolt to the manufacturer.

"At Thread, we believe that dignified jobs cure poverty and our fabric creates those jobs. Our partnership with Timberland marks a seismic shift in the fashion industry, combining Timberland’s large supply chain and loyal customer base with Thread’s responsible, transparent approach to creating premium fabrics and vital jobs in the developing world. The Timberland X Thread collection is a major step towards improving the way our clothes are made," said Ian Rosenberger, founder and CEO of Thread. (KD)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Jan 2021

Workplace injuries, death declined in Bangladesh in 2020

Bangladesh witnessed 433 instances of workplace injury and 729 deaths ...

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Jan 2021

Philippine garments, hard goods exports likely to grow 15%

Exports of garments and hard goods in the Philippines are likely to...

Pic: Aptos

Information Technology | On 18th Jan 2021

Aptos acquires software company LS Retail

Aptos, a leader in retail technology solutions, has announced that it ...

Interviews View All

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

In 10 years' time, everything will have the responsible factor integrated

Pratik Bachkaniwala, Palod Himson Machines

Pratik Bachkaniwala
Palod Himson Machines

Fabric processing machines are picking up

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Wearables have very limited reach

Iacopo Pardini,

Iacopo Pardini

Founded in 1953, Italian engineering company Arioli Spa started...

Akash Sehgal,

Akash Sehgal

Part of retail and hospitality conglomerate Landmark Group in Dubai,...

Aaron Spivak,

Aaron Spivak

Canada-based Hush Blankets was founded by Lior Ohayon and Aaron Spivak to...

Ray Baughman, University of Texas -Dallas

Ray Baughman
University of Texas -Dallas

<div>A team of scientists and researchers have discovered twistrons,...

Michael Jaenecke, Messe Frankfurt

Michael Jaenecke
Messe Frankfurt

From May 14 to 17, international exhibitors will present the entire...

Davide Vigano, Sensoria

Davide Vigano
Sensoria

Sensoria is a leading developer of smart garments and IoMe (Internet of...

Akta Adani, India Boulevard

Akta Adani
India Boulevard

India Boulevard is a San Francisco-based curated fashion marketplace that...

Silvia Venturini Fendi, Fendi s.r.l

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Chandani Sahi, By Chandani

Chandani Sahi
By Chandani

By Chandani is a womenswear prêt couture brand with fusion silhouettes by...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


January 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search