13 Jun '11, 11pm

What Does Timberland's $2B Sale Mean for Apparel's Sustainability?

What Does Timberland's $2B Sale Mean for Apparel's Sustainability?

VF Corporation's $2 billion purchase of Timberland has the potential to put the resources of a major conglomerate behind Timberland's sustainability work, while spreading the outdoor gear company's deep-green expertise to VF's stable of businesses. Timberland will be joining VF's other clothing and outdoor brands, including The North Face, Wrangler, Nautica and JanSport. But more than bringing another logo to the roster, Timberland brings a long commitment to and action on sustainability. The company has shown significant year-over-year emissions reductions (36 percent in 2010, 38 percent in 2011), which it has achieved in part by improving energy efficient at retail stores and purchasing renewable energy. Timberland is also working on responsible supply chain issues, with its an initiative to source leather exclusively from tanneries rated highly by the Leather Working Gr...

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