New Zealand-born natural apparel company icebreaker and global outdoor and work inspired brand Timberland are joining forces to present icebreaker’s first collaboration designed for the present, with the future in mind.
Combining icebreaker’s iconic merino wool with Timberland’s rugged heritage and bold designs, the collaboration marries city energy with outdoor-inspired, adventure-ready design.
Made with the best of nature’s performance materials, the four-piece collection for both men and women is made with responsibly-sourced merino wool, linen and cotton with responsibly grown natural rubber and materials derived from sugarcane. The collection includes colourways like Wheat Boot, Vibrant Earth, Sand, Chalk, and Onyx/Black, which pay homage to the brands’ respective iconic tones across both the apparel and footwear.
Offered in both men’s and women’s styles, the apparel collection includes a tee, jacket, chino shorts, a polo for men, and a tank top for women. The Merino ZoneKnit tee features a breathable, lightweight blend of merino wool and Tencel in ventilating mesh areas. The Merino Cotton Jacket features a durable cotton canvas blend for high abrasion resistance. The Merino Terry Chino Shorts feature 100% merino wool baby terry, while the Merino Linen Top features a lightweight, versatile blend of 70% merino wool and 30% linen.
In footwear, the Trailquest Low Waterproof Sneakers are fully waterproof with
uppers constructed of both Premium Leather and ReBOTL fabrics – a material containing at least 50% recycled plastic. The GreenStride comfort sole is made from 75% renewable bio-based EVA, while the quarter panel features icebreaker’s signature merino wool.
“At icebreaker, nature is our biggest inspiration. It influences everything we do, from the fibres we grow to the functional pieces we design and create,” says Jelena Fursman, icebreaker global design manager.
“Collaborating with Timberland felt like a natural step, two brands united by a commitment to do better. This collection combines icebreaker’s natural fibres and soft geometry design lines with Timberland’s iconic heritage aesthetic, enabling us to create versatile, timeless and durable pieces for the outdoors and urban adventures.”
The Timberland x icebreaker collection will be available globally from May 31, 2023, and can be purchased on both icebreaker and Timberland’s main websites and at select retailers.