Timberland Has a New Merino Wool Fashion Collaboration With Icebreaker – Sourcing Journal

New Zealand-based outerwear brand Icebreaker is teaming up with Timberland on a collaboration that blends high performance with low environmental impact.

The capsule highlights their heritage in the outdoor space while harnessing a design aesthetic suited to everyday wear. Five pieces of men’s and women’s apparel including a T-shirt, jacket, chino shorts, men’s polo and women’s tank top “bridge the gap between urban and natural environments.”

Innovative performance materials feature in the collection. The ZoneKnit tee made with a merino woolTencel blend includes ventilated mesh panels. The merino cotton jacket features an abrasion-resistant wool-cotton canvas blend, and the terry chino shorts are made with a 100-percent merino wool baby terry.

Merino-cotton jacket ($300), merino-cotton chino terry shorts ($170).

Timberland x Icebreaker

The collection’s 70 percent merino wool and 30 percent linen top offers lightweight durability. Colorways include a naturally neutral palette of wheat, earth, sand, chalk and onyx.

Known for its New Zealand-farmed regenerative wool sweaters, jackets and innerwear, Icebreaker was acquired by Timberland parent VF Corp in 2017. It sources more than 80 percent of its wool from the region, citing a number of performance benefits for outdoor apparel, from thermoregulation to odor control and UV protection.

Icebreaker was among the founding members of the New Zealand Merino Company’s ZQRX regenerative wool platform, alongside Allbirds and Smartwool, in 2021. ZQRX serves as a network for hundreds of wool farmers seeking to connect with brands looking for ethically and environmentally produced wool.

Trailquest waterproof hiking shoes ($160).

Men’s and women’s Trailquest waterproof hiking shoes ($160).

Timberland x Icebreaker

“At Icebreaker, nature is our biggest inspiration,” global design manager Jelena Fursman said. “It influences everything we do, from the fibers we grow to the functional pieces we design and create.”

“Collaborating with Timberland felt like a natural step—two brands united by a commitment to do better,” Fursman added. “This collection combines Icebreaker’s natural fibers and soft geometry design lines with Timberland’s iconic heritage aesthetic, enabling us to create versatile, timeless, durable pieces for the outdoors and urban adventures.”

The capsule’s footwear offering includes the Trailquest low waterproof sneaker, made with premium leather and a ReBOTL recycled plastic upper containing at least 50 percent recycled content. The GreenStride sole was developed with 75 percent bio-based, renewable EVA, replacing a large portion of the standard fossil-fuel derived foam used in conventional sneaker soles. A quarter panel on the shoe’s upper features Icebreaker’s merino wool.

Available globally this week, the collection retails for $110-$300 and can be purchased on each brand’s e-commerce site and at select retail locations.


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