Boots and bags made from recycled plastic provide Haitian jobs

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Pittsburgh-based Thread transforms trash into responsible fabrics, providing jobs in some of the poorest communities around the world. Timberland recently completed its five year pledge to plant five million trees in Haiti. So the recent collaboration between the two brands is bringing to market an iconic product with true social impact. The Timberland bags and boots will be available in stores from Spring 2017. Each piece in the collection will be 50 percent recycled plastic bottles. The bottles are collected from the streets of Haiti and Honduras by teams employed by Thread. Thread tracks every stage of its fabric production,…

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