Even when two names in a collaboration seem unlikely, there’s usually some common ground to be found. That’s certainly the case with Tommy x Timberland, the project between American designer Tommy Hilfiger and beloved outdoor brand Timberland, which first dropped in October this year.
Both brands cited their cultural and style influence in the ’90s – the former’s proliferation of prep and the latter’s crossing over from outdoor gear to streetwear.
In a press release, the designer Tommy Hilfiger describes this second part of the collaboration with Timberland as a forward-looking continuation. “For this drop, we’ve taken the best of the past and used the innovations we have today to create and champion a shared vision of the future to pass on to future generations. Culture created our icons, and now we’re making them better together.”
This month, the 48-piece Tommy x Timberland collaboration is releasing a second drop. While the first focused on their combined style and cultural heritages, this second outing hones in on sustainability through eco innovations. It’s very au courant and also a great meeting of minds.
Timberland’s Hiker boots ground the footwear offerings of this collaboration.
In this drop, the two brands are presenting five sustainability innovations that they intend to further develop. They are: the elimination of waste using recycled and surplus fabrics (what they call “liability” fabrics); using natural dyes made from food industry waste; high-durability fabrics that will stand the test of time; responsible natural rubbers that are not a product of deforestation; and regenerative leather made with methods that reduce their impact on nature.
For this drop, Timberland and Tommy Hilfiger are showcasing five sustainability innovations that they intend to further develop.