Posts Tagged ‘eco-conscious materials’
The ask: Create a footwear collection that has unique Timberland DNA and is appropriate for spring and fall casual wear when you’re kicking it beachside with friends or lounging in the park. The answer: The Hookset Handcrafted Collection.
Ok, next question: What do you do when you learn that this collection is distinctively hand made, minimalist-inspired, stylish, fun and great for the environment? You can’t help but make a sexy stop-motion video to show the Hookset Handcrafted in all its glory.
Four materials expertly combined: 100% organic cotton canvas, genuine leather, 100% natural latex and aluminum. That’s it, that’s all. The Hookset Handcrafted Collection features minimal amounts of these materials, combined with a lean environmental impact in an extremely stylish package.
We asked filmer / photographer Spencer Higgins to bring his talents from the fashion and automobile world to Timberland. And the result? Oozing with cool, the Hookset Handcrafted. Four materials, expertly combined with our lowest Green Index score measured to date.*
Take a peek and see what we’re made of. Then learn more: mens.timberland.com.
*Green Index score of 3.5 measured as of May 2012.
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.