What’s the best piece of styling advice you’ve received?
Be yourself when you are creating an outfit, and don’t ever leave the house being uncomfortable in anything you’re wearing.
Timberland is known for its durability and performance. How important is it to have fashionable items that are also functional?
It’s extremely important! You don’t look at Timberland and think. “It screams performance.” You wear it because you like the way it looks and yet there is so much hidden technology across the collections like Anti-FatigueTM footbeds or HyVent® waterproof technology in apparel, so you don’t even have to think about it.
Timberland strives to be a green company. You mentioned you admired our commitment to the environment. What stands out to you?
As a company I have always admired Timberland, and I respect the way they operate; it aligns with my own beliefs. Here are some facts that really stand out to me:
Through the use of recycled PET, 185 million plastic bottles have found new life in footwear from 2009 to 2014.
In 2014, 79 percent of all Timberland footwear product incorporated recycled, organic or renewable materials.
Also, 99 percent of Timberland’s footwear leather volume was sourced from a silver- or gold-rated tannery, earning high marks on key environmental metrics.
Recently, Timberland launched Timberland Tires – the first line of tires purposely created to be recycled into footwear outsoles at the end of their journey on the road.
It’s fantastic to work with a company that I feel good about – they put as much effort into design and function as they do into implementing green practices.