A story of sustainable shoes
Here at Timberland, we know a thing or two about men’s and women’s boots. Every pair we produce is built to last and designed to impress. Our brand ethos has always been defined by high quality, timeless style and lasting comfort - but these days there’s something more, too.
We know the environmental impact the fashion industry can be a heavy one. That’s why we’re working towards a greener future - for us, and of course for you.
What is sustainable fashion?
Simply put, a sustainable item of clothing is one that sets out to take a minimal toll on the environment. It’s one that contributes to a low-impact lifestyle. One that not only looks good but makes you feel good too. And ultimately, we can all make efforts to make our wardrobes more sustainable.
It was back in 1953 when our original waterproof boots were first invented. Since then we’ve designed footwear and clothing for millions of people around the world. Over the decades, Timberland has become a byword for durability - which is precisely why we’re moving with the times.
A truly strong brand is one that’s unafraid to unshackle from the status quo. This is exactly why we’re not just committed to creating better products and a greener world, but beholden to standing as a force for good in the fashion industry. And this is where sustainable footwear comes in.
These aren’t just empty words. Here at Timberland, we’re working to promote sustainable and ethical fashion in various key ways.
ReBOTL: giving plastic the boot
Plastic waste is the kind of global problem that can’t be ignored. We all know that. So when solutions come along, it’s best to go at them hard.
Since 2009, we’ve recycled the equivalent of 345 million plastic bottles and turned them into an eco-friendly fabric lining for our products. We use it to make ethical shoes, boots, jackets, clothes, bags and more.
If you’re imagining some kind of substandard facsimile of our original range, think again. Our ReBOTL shoes and boots are made with our signature quality craftsmanship.
Take the ReBOTL version of our classic Timberland 6 inch boots as an example. They’re sturdy, strong and waterproof. They’re tough enough for workwear and stylish enough for streetwear. But best of all, they’re boots that are making a difference.