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The Timberland Journey

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Peter-Anthony Quaglietta

on 22 June 2015

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The Timberland Journey
Timberland LLC is an American company that produces outdoor winter shoes. During the past few years, Timberland boots have grown in popularity and are the top- selling winter boots in the world. Their biggest hit are the beige/original colour water proof boots that many people compare to as construction boots. Everywhere you look men and women are wearing them for protection and style. This presentation will be about the boots itself, where and how they are made, and how they ruin and benefit the environment.
Where and How Timberlands are Made
Timberland boots were founded by Nathan Swartz who started to created Timberlands in 1918. They are made in the Timberland factories that are located in Tennessee, Dominican Republic, and China. Timberland boots are made with plastic water bottles and soda cans! Can you believe that?! They use Cowhide Leather on their boots because they allow the boots to durable during the winter and comfortable at the same time. In the factories, they stitch the leather on a model of the boot, then press the logo and the different designs after wards.
A Map Of Where Timberlands Are Made
Timberlands are popular world-wide. They offer people a wide range of choices in footwear. The benefits of their production process out weighs their drawbacks. Over the years, they have become one of the best companies in the world, and have the best water proof boots that you can buy. All though they are high priced, you won't regret it because they are such good quality. Go out to the store and enjoy yourselves some new Timberlands.
How Much Timberlands Cost
Timberlands boots can cost between $75- $190 depending on the quality and size of the boots. For a pair of timberlands boots that cost $140, it costs $35 to make them and sell them to the retailer for $70 so they only pay $105 and get profit when someone buys the shoes. The company only pays 25% of the original cost to make the boots and sells it to the company for 50%. They receive 25% profit and taking advantage of us.
The Benefits Timberlands Have On
The Society
Timberland boots have many benefits on the society. They use plastic water bottles to make their boots and shoes. To date, 128 million used plastic bottles have made their way into Timberland shoes and boots. In Timberland products for everything from linings, laces, uppers and insulation, to faux shearling and even the backing of faux fur are made from recycled materials. This means animals and non recycled materials are being saved for other purposes. This truly benefits the society.
Environmental Impact

Timberlands sadly also affect the environment negatively. They kill animals to use their leather, fur, and wool in their shoes and boots. The production of these materials can cause climate change, pollution, and land devastation. Also, in some cases if the same animal is being killed it could cause that species to become extinct. This would be a major upset to the environment. As you can see, Timberlands can ruin the environment and the things living in it.
Interesting Facts
Timberlands used to be called Abington Shoe Company.
A million pairs of Timberlands were sold by 1985.
Sales tripled when rappers started endorsing Timberlands.
Timberlands were more popular than Jordans in the early 90s.
The first pair of water proof Timbs were sold in 1973.
Water proof Timberlands were tested in a toilet to prove they were actually water proof.
Timberlands had the first boot commercial on TV.
Shaquille O'Neal had customized Timberlands in size 23.
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