In a bid to develop their sustainability goals, Outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland has partnered with responsible fabric manufacturer Thread, to make products from post consumer plastic bottles. Using PET bottles collected from the canals of Haiti and Honduras, an eco-friendly bag and footwear collection will be released for spring/summer 2017, as part of the collaboration.
The items will be made using a special Thread Ground to Good™ fabric, which demonstrates the social good, and benefits of using recycled materials. Helping nearly 3,600 people in the developing world, the thread provides economic opportunities for those looking for a better way of life.
This new design process uses 50% less water than a similar garment, drastically reducing environmental damage. Timberland previously set a mission to protect haiti’s natural habitat by pledging a goal to plant 5,000,000 trees within 5 years. This has greatly helped support local farmers and increase productivity.