Archive for 2011
Whether you’re gearing up to brave the elements or just the Black Friday shopping crowds, you’ll want the right footwear for the job.
SHAPE magazine’s resident trendSHAPEr Ali Sunshine visited our Herald Square (New York) store recently to check out the Earthkeepers Mount Holly boot. Hear for yourself from Ali and our women’s category director Vanessa about what makes the Mount Holly beautiful and rugged, as well as eco-conscious:
You can shop for the Mount Holly boot and other great Earthkeeper products on our website.
The results from our Girlfriend Getaway Sweepstakes are in! Congratulations to Charisse, who will be packing her bags and heading to the 2012 Sundance Film Festival with 3 friends, courtesy of Timberland.
Charisse’s winning photo — in which she and a girlfriend are showing off their best “mountain style,” was selected based on its creativity and originality, and for the strength of the message she included with her photo entry. See for yourself:
Aimee and I have traveled the world as volunteers and backpackers. We’re proud to support a company that is committed to protecting the environment and world while maintaining quality products. Timberland’s products cultivate a passion for the outdoors and give us the comfort to create our adventures in style. Please choose us to attend the Sundance Film Festival for our next adventure!
If you aren’t one of Charisse’s getaway girlfriends, don’t worry … we’ll be sharing the Sundance experience via updates, photos and videos here on the blog. Stay tuned.
If you’re one of the millions of people planning to travel this holiday season, here are a few packing tips to making your trip more fun and less frantic:
If you’re flying: Stash your bag in the overhead bin wheels-first, not side-first (easier to get in and out). Put address tags on both the inside and the outside of your luggage, as tags on the outside can get torn off during baggage handling.
If you’re driving: Bring a “recycle bag” for the car, and fill it as you go. There’s nothing worse than arriving at your destination and having to clean out the wrappers, bottles and napkins that have accumulated during the trip. Also be sure you have an actual, honest-to-goodness paper map in your glove compartment; navigation systems aren’t perfect!
And whether your holiday travel includes planes, trains or automobiles, be sure you’ve got the best bag for your belongings. Our Earthkeepers Back Bay Series is earth-conscious (made with 100% recycled nylon), water-resistant, functional, durable and travel-friendly:
Don’t underestimate the importance of spinner wheels … that’s a favorite feature of Back Bay suitcase owners! The small and medium upright spin suitcases keep you and your luggage rolling in the right direction, no matter what.
You can shop the Earthkeepers Back Bay collection (along with other great bags) on our website. Travel safe!
A few months back, we introduced you to the Timberland store in Westfield Stratford City in London – the first Timberland store to feature a new design intended to attract consumers to our products and our brand in a more inviting, engaging and emotional way.
It wasn’t a concept we dreamed up overnight or launched on a whim- but rather the result of a lot of thoughtful and deliberate effort on the part of our own Timberland team and our design partners. Now, we invite you to go behind the scenes with us to see how our new “retail experience” was created and brought to life:
If you looked up the phrase “Stay Warm” in the dictionary (one of those special dictionaries that includes phrases — and photos), we’re pretty sure you’d find a picture of this jacket. Legend has it your body temperature will increase a few degrees just from looking at it.
Meet Timberland’s Galehead Rugged Down Parka — the next best thing to a mid-winter trip to the tropics. The Galehead features 800-fill premium goose down, stitched into a two-layer waterproof nailhead canvas outer that’s crafted from 60% organic cotton and 40% recycled polyester. And because even tough guys have a soft side, the Galehead also comes with a fluffy, warm faux fur hood.
Fun fact: Down is nature’s best insulator — but it also tends to “leak” out of fabric over time. The solution is downproof apparel, designed to keep those feathers in place and keep you warm. You can learn more about downproof – and windproof, and other ways we work to make our products warm and comfortable – by checking out Timberland’s Technology Guide.
And if you don’t like blue, aren’t a fan of the faux fur? Not to worry – we’ve got a technical version of the Galehead that’s a bit spicier and sportier – and just as toasty.
Two weeks ago, we set up shop in the middle of New York City to showcase all things Earthkeepers – including educating consumers about our green initiatives, sharing our Fall 2011 Earthkeepers product collection, and even rewarding random acts of Earthkeeper kindness. Check it out:
You can see more of our Earthkeeper experience in New York City on Timberland’s YouTube channel. Next up, our Earthkeeper booth and street teams are headed to the West Coast – stay tuned for more photos and footage from San Francisco.
And as a reminder, tomorrow is your LAST CHANCE to vote and submit pics of your mountain chic style for our Girlfriend Getaway Sweepstakes. Be sure to share your photo with your friends, family and social communities to rack up the most votes — the top ten submissions receive a pair of Timberland boots and have a shot at winning the ultimate getaway to the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Enter here: http://on.fb.me/ShowYourStyle