Timberland employees took a paid day off Thursday to build natural play spaces and improve outdoor areas in Portsmouth and Dover.
Timberland employees were busy Thursday beautifying local playgrounds and schools, as part of their annual Earth Day volunteer day. The outdoor lifestyle company closed its global headquarters in Stratham for the day, as 300 of its employees took a paid day off to volunteer in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. On the Seacoast, they built various outdoor play spaces at Dondero School and Betty's Dream in Portsmouth, and at Seacoast Charter School in Dover.
The VF Foundation (the charitable arm of VF Corporation) and the Timberland® and Wrangler® brands today announced $150,000 in grants to researchers at seven US universities — including Arizona State University and Michigan State University — that are conducting the first comprehensive research into regenerative ranching practices.
NEW YORK – Timberland and the Smallholder Farmers Alliance, the collaboration behind a project to reintroduce cotton to Haiti after a 30-year hiatus, are set to hold an event in New York to discuss the project.
February saw the groundbreaking project’s first commercial cotton harvest, marking a landmark moment in the initiative which has had positive agricultural, economic and social ramifications throughout the island nation’s communities.
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.