Sustainable clothing has become increasingly popular in recent years, as more people become aware of the impact that the fashion industry has on the environment. At Timberland, we have long been committed to sustainability, and we’ve made significant strides in producing clothing that is both stylish and eco-friendly. Let’s take a closer look at how to best go about making sustainable choices when you shop with us at Timberland.
Look for Recycled Materials
One of the easiest ways to shop sustainably at Timberland is to look for clothing made from recycled materials. Many of the Timberland products are made from recycled polyester, which is made from recycled plastic bottles. By choosing products made from recycled materials, you are reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfills and oceans.
Choose Organic Cotton
Cotton is a hugely popular material for clothing, but conventional cotton production is often harmful to the environment due to the use of pesticides and water-intensive farming practices. At Timberland, you can choose clothing made from organic cotton, which is grown without harmful pesticides and using sustainable farming methods that are better for the environment. Organic cotton is also often softer and more comfortable to wear than conventional cotton.
Opt for TENCEL™ Lyocell Instead Of Cotton
TENCEL™ Lyocell is a sustainable alternative to traditional cotton. It is made from wood pulp, which is sourced from sustainably managed forests. The production process uses less water and chemicals than traditional cotton production, making it a more eco-friendly option. Timberland offers clothing made from TENCEL™ Lyocell, so you can feel good about choosing clothing that is both stylish and sustainable.
Check for the Proper Certifications
Certifications like the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and the Bluesign® system ensure that the clothing you are buying has been produced using sustainable and ethical practices. Look for clothing with these certifications when shopping at Timberland to ensure that you are making an eco-friendly choice.
Consider the Lifecycle
When shopping for sustainable clothing at Timberland, it's important to consider the lifecycle of the product. Look for clothing made from durable materials that will last for years, reducing the need to buy new clothing frequently. Additionally, consider donating or recycling clothing that you no longer wear, rather than throwing it away.
Shopping for sustainable clothing at Timberland is easy when you know what to look for. By choosing clothing made from recycled materials, organic cotton, TENCEL™ Lyocell, and/or certified sustainable materials, you can feel good about the choices you are making for your closet and the environment. Additionally, it’s important to consider the lifecycle of the clothing you are buying. Making a commitment to reducing waste by recycling or donating clothing that you no longer wear is an easy way to make sure that you extend the life of your clothing. With these tips in mind, you can build a wardrobe that is both sustainable and stylish.