Timberland’s New Line is Made from Trash Collected from the Streets of Haiti

Mar 17, 2017 10:00 AM ET

Originally posted on Fast Co.Exist

By Adele Peters

“A new backpack started life as 7.5 plastic bottles trashed on streets in Haiti. The backpack—part of a new line of boots, bags, and t-shirts made by Timberland—looks like it's made from canvas. But the material is 50% recycled plastic, sourced from a place that both has excess trash and a desperate need for jobs.”

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