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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INTERVIEW: Black Eyed Peas’ Will.i.am Tells Us Why Green Fashion is the Future

October 1, 2015 by  
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Green fashion already has a strong group of loyal followers, but how do we get the word out to a larger audience? We recently caught up with multi-platinum recording artist Will.i.am to see how he is using his influence and fashion expertise (did you know that he attended the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles before becoming a Black Eyed Pea?) to spread knowledge about the importance of sustainable fashion to the masses . READ MORE >

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Green fashion already has a strong group of loyal followers, but how do we get the word out to a larger audience? We recently caught up with multi-platinum recording artist Will.i.am to see how he is using his influence and fashion expertise (did you know that he attended the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles before becoming a Black Eyed Pea?) to spread knowledge about the importance of sustainable fashion to the masses . READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Coca Cola , eco friendly ties , eco-fashion , eco-friendly jackets , eco-friendly menswear , eco-friendly neckties , eco-friendly suits , ekocycle , Ethical Fashion , green fashion , H Brothers , Hallenstein Brothers , men’s eco fashion , men’s eco-clothing , recycled PET , recycled plastic bottles , recycled polyester , repreve , RPET , Scott Best , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable jackets , sustainable menswear , sustainable neckties , sustainable style , sustainable suits , sustainable ties , upcycled PET , upcycled plastic bottles , upcycled polyester , Will.i.am        

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October 17, 2013 by  
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Green fashion already has a strong group of loyal followers, but how do we get the word out to a larger audience? We recently caught up with multi-platinum recording artist Will.i.am to see how he is using his influence and fashion expertise (did you know that he attended the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles before becoming a Black Eyed Pea?) to spread knowledge about the importance of sustainable fashion to the masses . READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Coca Cola , eco friendly ties , eco-fashion , eco-friendly jackets , eco-friendly menswear , eco-friendly neckties , eco-friendly suits , ekocycle , Ethical Fashion , green fashion , H Brothers , Hallenstein Brothers , men’s eco fashion , men’s eco-clothing , recycled PET , recycled plastic bottles , recycled polyester , repreve , RPET , Scott Best , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable jackets , sustainable menswear , sustainable neckties , sustainable style , sustainable suits , sustainable ties , upcycled PET , upcycled plastic bottles , upcycled polyester , Will.i.am        

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Perkins+Will’s LEED Platinum CRTB Sports a Prismatic Curtain Wall that Refracts Natural Light in Florida

October 17, 2013 by  
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Coming Soon to a Walmart Near You?

October 17, 2013 by  
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More than four dozen forward-thinking suppliers of eco-friendly products gave a sneak preview earlier this month of items that may be appearing soon at Walmart and Sam’s Club — everything from lunch bags made from recycled polyester fabric to soil…

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Win an Eco-Friendly Swimsuit From Eco Swim (Worth $124!)

May 18, 2012 by  
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We’re counting down the minutes until we can yell out “Summer!” and dive straight into a pool of bright blue water. Just in time to beat the heat, we’re giving away an Eco Swim by Aqua Green swimsuit of your choice to help you make the most of your sunny days. So whether you’re all about hanging poolside in a barely-there bikini, or prefer a more conservative look when taking a dip in coastal waters, Eco Swim has options aplenty for the bathing beauty. ENTER TO WIN HERE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco bikinis , Eco Swim , Eco Swim by Aqua Green , eco swimsuits , eco-fashion , eco-friendly bathing suits , eco-friendly bikinis , eco-friendly swimsuits , Ethical Fashion , green fashion , recycled bathing suits , recycled bikinis , recycled fashion , recycled nylon , recycled polyester , recycled swimsuits , sustainable bathing suits , sustainable bikinis , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable style , sustainable swimsuits , upcycled bathing suits , upcycled bikinis , upcycled fashion , upcycled swimsuits

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Murray Legge’s Gorgeous Pool House Is Topped Off With a Green Roof Oasis

May 18, 2012 by  
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Enter to Win Chic Cycling Gear From Nau (Worth $530!)

June 16, 2011 by  
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Any good bike enthusiast knows that shoulder bags and suit jackets aren’t conducive to a smooth ride around town. So why not get decked out in some stylish duds meant especially for cycling

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Loom Pendant Lamps Woven From Recycled Polyester Bedding

March 25, 2011 by  
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These smoothly sculpted Loom pendant lamps are made from a new woven organic polyester material developed by Benjamin Hubert for Swedish manufacturer Zero. The polyester was originally sourced from the bedding industry, and the finished textile is surprisingly versatile — it is strong enough to be stretched around complex forms, but transparent enough to diffuse the light through its dense network of fibers. The lovely lamps offer a new spin on traditional Chinese lanterns, making them a perfect way to add a soft source of light to any space

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