Timberland: How does Brooklyn influence your craft?
S: It influences it a lot. Brooklynites are conscientious of the environment, and they’re also interested in learning – which is great for our business.
M: The other thing is that cities lend themselves to urban renewal. All these buildings are being renovated or coming down, and all this material is just going into the trash. That lends itself to what we do.
S: Being in Brooklyn also helps us design. We live here, so we start by asking ourselves, "What do I want? What do I need? I have a small apartment, it’s New York City, I need storage" – so we came up with the storage trunk.
M: I really like the idea that we’re using Brooklyn materials, and we’re doing it all locally. We love Brooklyn. We love being here. We don’t want to leave. We hope people know that what we’re doing is to help the community, help the people around us, help keep wood out the landfill, and to keep the story of Brooklyn, and its history, alive.