Earth Day service events planned in 27 cities around the globe for April and May
While associates at Timberland’s global headquarters in New Hampshire eagerly await the arrival of spring, employees in the brand’s Zhongshan, China production office got a head start on Earth Day by installing a colorful perennial bed at the Dongguan Botanical Garden in Guangdong, China. Tina Tong, a product developer in Timberland’s Zhongshan office, assembled a group of 67 volunteers to plant 3,000 perennials and shrubs, creating an inviting entrance for visitors to the park.
Committing to a more sustainable future with Atlanta Mcilwraith
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The company behind the eponymous Yellow Boot has a serious commitment to sustainability and social purpose. In this episode, Atlanta McIlwraith talks about engaging a global workforce to give back to local communities, and how those efforts are guiding the company to create a more sustainable future.
Timberland recently celebrated 128 global headquarters employees who served all of their available volunteer hours in 2018. Through the brand’s Path of Service™ program, employees are given up to 40 paid hours each year to serve in the community. Those who serve all of their available hours earn membership in the highly-coveted “40s Club.”
The award aims to connect over 12,000 players in the industry to support and drive sustainability strategies.
The designer has made his mark in the industry for creating environmentally responsible designs by using deadstock fabrics and reworking them into garments under the brand’s Remade, Reduce and Recycle ethos.
Remade items are produced from fabrics such as military parachutes; Reduced pieces are created from manufacturing waste, and Recycled products from reused plastics.
At Timberland we are all Earthkeepers, and we live each day with our purpose in mind, to step outside, work together and make it better. We believe it’s necessary to appreciate those who have been going above and beyond to make our products better, our cities greener or our communities stronger. Joyce Chan is someone that lives as an Earthkeeper in her personal and professional life every day. Joyce is our Regional Merchandising Manager in Hong Kong.
Last week three representatives from Timberland joined smallholder farmers in Haiti to pick cotton as part of Haiti’s’ first commercial cotton harvest in 30 years. Since 2016, Timberland has partnered with the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA) on an initiative to reintroduce cotton farming - once the country’s fourth-largest export crop - to Haiti. The recent harvest was a key milestone in the project, which aims to create a new sustainable supply chain of organically grown cotton while simultaneously providing social and environmental benefits to Haitian farm communities.
Timberland is a global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of premium footwear, apparel and accessories for the urban outdoor lifestyle. It is part of VF Corporation. Best known for its original yellow boot introduced in 1973, Timberland today outfits consumers from toe-to-head (pun intended), with versatile collections that reflect the brand’s rich heritage of utility, craftsmanship and style.
It’s a pretty exciting day for us at The North Face as today we moved into our new headquarters in Alameda California. We are joined by our VF Outdoor coalition partners JanSport and lucy at this new location. The new 14-acre campus embodies the brands’ outdoor ethos and commitment to their associates, community and the environment. The goal from the beginning was to create a work environment that mirrored the commitment to the outdoors that The North Face believes in.