Posts Tagged ‘sustainable store design’

Timberland Goes Antiquing

Call it a commitment to sustainability — or maybe just Yankee frugality — but at Timberland, we try to repurpose old materials whenever we can, rather than buying or creating new ones. One of the best ways we can do this is to incorporate repurposed and reclaimed materials in the design of our retail stores.

While giving new life to old things is environmentally rewarding (less waste going into a landfill), it’s also a lot of fun!  See for yourself what it was like when we went trolling for treasures at the legendary Brimfield Antique Show:

Put your own repurposing skills to work by visiting an antiques show like Brimfield (which opens today) to see what precious pieces await you.  To learn more about the materials and methods we use to design our stores in more sustainable ways, visit the sustainable store design section of our website.

It’s All In the Details: Take the Sustainable Store Tour!

Did you know that in our store in Milan, Italy you’ll find a 1930s wooden wardrobe from Oxford University? Or that our store on Newbury Street in Boston was built in an old school house? There’s more than meets the eye when you walk into a Timberland store — and now you can get the inside scoop from the comfort of your couch, your desk, your Wi-Fi enabled train ride to work… you get the idea.

Announcing the launch of the new Sustainable Store Design section of our website! It’s packed with information about what goes into building a Timberland store – from materials, to building standards, to more fun facts from our new stores around the world. You can even explore a virtual Timberland store:


So go on – take the Sustainable Store tour and let us know what you think. Who knows? Maybe you’ll walk away with inspiration for some eco-conscious home improvement for that bathroom/kitchen/living room you’ve been dying to renovate!

One Minute Challenge: How Many Eco-conscious Elements Can We Find?

While in San Francisco, Ramsey and I took on a challenge of “eco” proportions, trying to capture and share in one minute as many sustainable features as possible in one of Timberland’s most eco-conscious stores to date. It took a cable car ride, a pep talk and couple pairs of Timberland Earthkeepers boat shoes to get us pumped up and ready to go. After running around the store, dodging customers* and reclaimed machine base table displays, victory was ours!

*Please note: no customers were harmed in the filming of this video.

Many of Timberland’s store locations around the world, including the San Francisco store, were designed to reflect a long-term commitment to sustainability. Stay tuned for more about Timberland and Sustainable Store Design later this summer!