Boots Designed for Disassembly

Timberland was one of the first mainstream fashion companies to build recycling and cradle-to-cradle thinking into their collections. The Design for Disassembly (DFD) boots produced by Timberland were a precursor to their current and more holistic approach to socially and environmentally sound production standards. 


We hold ourselves accountable for what goes into our products as well as how they’re made, and we’re constantly seeking innovative solutions to reduce their environmental impact.

Collen VienSustainability Director for Timberland

The DFD boots themselves are highly recyclable and the company encourages buyers to return the boots once worn through, to improve recycling rates. DFD shoes use fewer materials and more recycled content than earlier generations of Timberland’s Earthkeepers boots, helping to keep materials out of landfills.

Why you should care

Timberland has progressed from making shoes more recyclable to establishing environmentally responsible product standards across their range of products. Incorporating recycled materials, using organic cotton and eliminating the use of PVC plastics are all part of their current approach to make the fashion industry more sustainable.

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