Values + Style: Po-Zu for Timberland

Eco-conscious footwear just took a step forward.

For 2011, Timberland in Europe has collaborated with ecological footwear brand Po-Zu to create a collection of shoes that are light on your feet and light on the environment.  Featuring natural materials (such as hemp, coconut fibers and natural latex) and vegetable-tanned leathers, the collection is also designed for disassembly — simply return the shoes to a Timberland store at the end of their useful life, and we’ll recycle and reuse as many parts and components as we can.  (Bonus – the coconut fiber shoebox they come in is compostable and can be used as seed trays!)

The partnership between Timberland and Po-Zu grew out of a shared vision of promoting the best practices in environmental design.  Po-Zu founder and designer Sven Segal conceived and launched the brand with the goal of setting new standards in ecological and ethical footwear manufacturing.

To collaborate felt instinctively comfortable as I was familiar with Timberland’s ethical stance and  eco-consciousness.  We have launched a product that is both sustainable and manufactured to very high standards. I am delighted with the results.

- Sven Segal, Po-Zu founder and designer

The Po-Zu collection of footwear is currently available in select markets only (sorry, U.S. shoe shoppers). You can shop the collection online here.  To learn more about the good work Po-Zu is doing to make the world of footwear more ecological and ethical one pair at a time, please visit their website.

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