Timberland transforms recycled plastic bottles into shoes, bags

March 3, 2017 by  
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For its latest collection, Timberland is turning to the bottle—the plastic bottle, that is. The outdoor-wear maker has teamed up with Thread , a Pittsburgh, Penn.-based manufacturer of sustainable fabrics, to transform plastic bottles from the streets and canals of Haiti into a dapper collection of footwear, bags, and T-shirts. The Timberland x Thread collaboration goes “beyond environmental sustainability,” according to Timberland. Not only does the partnership turn an ecological blight into a resource but it also creates social value in the form of cleaner neighborhoods and job opportunities for one of the planet’s poorest nations. “The Timberland x Thread collection is incredible proof that style and sustainability can go hand-in-hand,” Colleen Vien, director of sustainability for Timberland, said in a statement. “This collection delivers good with every fiber, not just by recycling plastic bottles that would otherwise end up littering the streets, but also by creating job opportunities and cleaner neighborhoods in Haiti. Related: Take a first look at Timberland’s new boots and bags made out of recycled plastic “Consumers can feel good about pulling on their Timberland x Thread boots or backpack, and know they are making a positive impact in someone else’s life,” she added The Timberland x Thread capsule comprises five styles of men’s shoes and boots, a duffel bag and a backpack, and one T-shirt. All incorporate Thread’s “Ground to Good” fabric, which the certified B Corp. spins in the United States using 50 percent post-consumer recycled polyethylene terephthalate , better known as PET. Thread says that every yard of fabric can be traced throughout the supply chain, from bottle collection to textile creation and delivery to the manufacturer. The “bottle to boot” process employs more than 1,300 bottle collectors, entrepreneurs, and manufacturing employees in Haiti alone. “At Thread, we believe that dignified jobs cure poverty—and our fabric creates those jobs,” said Ian Rosenberger, founder and CEO of Thread. “Our partnership with Timberland marks a seismic shift in the fashion industry, combining Timberland’s large supply chain and loyal customer base with Thread’s responsible, transparent approach to creating premium fabrics and vital jobs in the developing world. The Timberland x Thread collection is a major step towards improving the way our clothes are made.” + Timberland + Thread

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Fake-Out Fashion: Women Paint Scarlet Soles to Get the Louboutin Look

July 14, 2012 by  
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While it’s difficult to afford  Christian Louboutins  at prices hovering around a grand, it’s easy to buy a small container of red paint to fake the famous scarlet soles of the French shoemaker. This has become a fad in Britain, with paint sales of colors like “Flame” and “Show Stopper” rising 40 percent! Click ahead to let us know what you think – would you paint your shoes to pretend? READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Christian Louboutin , diy fashion , diy shoes , eco friendly shoes , eco-fashion , Ethical Fashion , green fashion , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable shoes , sustainable style

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Gucci Announces Line of Biodegradable Footwear, “Sustainable Soles”

June 3, 2012 by  
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“Sustainable Soles” are not your typical high end designer’s footwear. Gucci’s new line of ballet flats and sneakers are made from biodegradable plastic, designed by Gucci’s creative director,  Frida Giannini . While the flats are clad with Gucci’s trademark interlocking Gs, the logo is printed in green on  recycled polyester labels for the sneakers.  Click ahead to check out the awesome green footwear and what else Gucci has in store for the green consumer. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biodegradable plastic , eco friendly sandals , eco friendly shoes , eco-fashion , Ethical Fashion , Frida Giannini , green fashion , Gucci , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable sandals , sustainable shoes , Sustainable Soles , sustainable style

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Pair of Vegan Rubber Rain Boots by Kamik (Worth $65!)

March 2, 2012 by  
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Be ready for those April showers next month with these stylish, equestrian-inspired rainboots by  Kamik . They sell for $65 but they can be yours for free if you enter our giveaway on Ecouterre ! Aside from being durable and chic, these boots are made in Canada from vegan-friendly, PVC-free synthetic rubber and each pair is 100 percent recyclable through Kamik’s  take-back program . See all the other colors you can win here . ENTER NOW > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: canada , eco friendly shoes , eco-fashion , eco-fashion contests , eco-fashion giveaways , eco-friendly rain boots , Ethical Fashion , green fashion , Kamik , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable rain boots , sustainable shoes , sustainable style , vegan accessories , vegan fashion , vegan shoes

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Shrine Rack is a Shoe Storage System That Doubles as Artwork

January 11, 2012 by  
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Is the entrance to your home so littered with shoes that you can barely remember what color the floor is? That’s precisely the problem we were facing when we stumbled across the Shrine Rack , a simple stainless steel shoe rack that elevates your loafers, sneaker and heels off of your floor, organizes them, and even does double duty as a neat piece of wall art. We like that the handy rack uses very little material compared to other shoe storage units and it doesn’t hurt that each one is made in the U.S.A. Shrine recently sent one of their wall-mounted organizers to us to try out and we loved it so much that we ended up buying one more. If you’re looking for ways to tidy up your pad that don’t take up a lot of space, read on for our full product review. Read the rest of PRODUCT REVIEW: Shrine Rack is a Shoe Storage System That Doubles as Artwork Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: double duty decor , double duty furniture , eco friendly shoes , eco friendly sneakers , eco-art , eco-fashion , Ethical Fashion , green fashion , Made in the U.S.A. , shoerack , shoerack that double as art , shrine , Shrine Rack , shrine shoe rack , stainless steel , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable shoes , sustainable sneakers , sustainable style , wall mounted shoe rack , wall mounted shoerack , wall shoe rack

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6 Luscious Living Vertical Gardens That Bring A Breath Of Fresh Air Indoors

January 11, 2012 by  
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7 Sustainable (And Mostly Vegan!) Winter Boots to Conquer Snow, Slush

January 5, 2012 by  
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If frozen feet don’t exactly sound like your idea of a stylish time, why not invest in a pair of sustainably made winter boots ? Ecouterre’s rounded up 7 pairs of sustainable, mostly vegan choices that will keep your tootsies nice and toasty and your look on point. Check them all out here . READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bogs , eco friendly shoes , eco-fashion , eco-friendly boots , eco-friendly snow boots , eco-friendly winter boots , Ethical Fashion , green fashion , J-41 , Kamik , Neuaura , Patagonia , Sorel , sustainable boots , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable shoes , sustainable snow boots , sustainable style , sustainable winter boots , the north face , Vegan Boots , vegan fashion , vegan shoes , vegan snow boots , vegan winter boots

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Denver Union Station Will Be Transformed Into a LEED Gold Transit Hub and Hotel

January 5, 2012 by  
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Denver’s vaunted Union Station – once the transportation gateway to the west – recently received the nod to be renewed as a contemporary vision of urbanity and clean transportation. The Union Station Alliance ’s wining proposal is a LEED Gold restoration that will be anchored by a 130 room hotel, a retail center, public plaza, and a train hub connecting Amtrak with regional trains and buses. The location of the station, smack in the heart of Denver’s popular LoDo neighborhood, helps weave together all the elements needed for a thriving downtown renaissance. Read the rest of Denver Union Station Will Be Transformed Into a LEED Gold Transit Hub and Hotel Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Amtrak station , bus hub , Denver trasit hub , Denver Union station , FasTrack , Leed Gold train station , RTD , Union Station Alliance , urban renewal

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Russy Valenki Vintage Scarf Shoes Ain’t Your Babushka’s Sneakers

August 15, 2011 by  
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If you think certain Nike Dunks are rare, wait ’till you get a load of Russy Valenki’s vibrant kicks made out of vintage scarves. Inspired by Russian heirloom pavloposad shawls, each pair is crafted from an Italian scarf selected from secondhand markets in Italy. No two pairs are the same and only 600 of the sneakers will be made worldwide. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco friendly shoes , eco friendly sneakers , eco shoes , eco-fashion , Ethical Fashion , green fashion , recycled shoes , russy valenki , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable shoes , sustainable sneakers , sustainable style , upcycled shoes , vintage clothing , vintage fashion , vintage scarves

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Transforming “Ze o Ze” Shoes Let You Swap Components for a Whole New Look

August 1, 2011 by  
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If you’ve ever walked out the door thinking you nailed your outfit, only feel a few minutes later you’ve made a fashion faux-pas with your footwear, then the  “Ze o Ze” might be the solution to your fashion woes. Created by Israeli industrial designer  Daniela Bekerman , the Ze o Ze features a transforming modular construction that can go from ballet slipper, to a brogue-inspired lace-up, to a Mary Jane kitten-heel pump! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Daniela Bekerman , eco friendly shoes , eco-fashion , Ethical Fashion , green fashion , modular shoes , multifunctional fashion , multifunctional shoes , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable shoes , sustainable style , transformer fashion , transformer shoes

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