Timberland X Thread: Meet Sevenet

Mar 13, 2018 3:45 PM ET

Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland recently released three new Timberland X Thread men’s footwear styles for spring, made with Thread’s recycled Ground to Good™ fabric. Each product made with Thread™ fabric supports a vibrant network of dignified jobs in the developing world - jobs for Haitian entrepreneurs like Sevenet Pierre.

Sevenet started out as a plastics collector, but after learning more about how the process works in Haiti, he saw a greater opportunity. Today, Sevenet has several collection sites around Port-au-Prince with around 200 people working for him. “I feel very proud to hire people who need jobs,” he says.

When he started in the business, he entered a contest. The person who collected the most plastics won a motorcycle. Sevenet won. “The motorcycle is the heart of my business. I was able to open other collection sites. I use the motorcycle to get to all the sites.”

Because of plastics, he was able to build his house and pay for his children’s schooling, a goal he aspires to for all of his collectors. “I have some workers that are now able to purchase goats and other animals. I hope that all my workers will be able to build houses and send their kids to school.”

To learn more about the positive social and environmental impact generated by the Timberland X Thread collection, visit timberland.com