Timberland leads the charge in sustainability with ReBOTL, a material made from recycled plastic bottles that’s used in outerwear, footwear and accessories.
At the heart of Timberland’s efforts and the key product for spring/summer 2020 is ReBOTL. A material that uses at least 40 per cent recycled plastic that is transformed into RPET (Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate) yarn, ReBOTL is used in footwear uppers and linings, and outerwear and bag shells and linings. To date, Timberland has recycled more than 445 metric tons of plastic waste with ReBOTL.
This season, ReBOTL is used on a selection of men’s outerwear styles, including coach and worker jackets, bombers and windbreakers, as well as two pant styles and one short, some of which use up to 40 recycled plastic bottles in just one garment. In addition, 62% of all bags in the collection use ReBOTL material.