Last year, we travelled to Thornton Heath for Timberland’s Nature Needs Heroes event. Right in the heart of the South London town, a derelict grey space was being regenerated with plants and community areas. This is the objective of Timberland’s ‘Nature Needs Heroes’ initiative and they aimed to grow and replicate spaces just like this in metropolitan cities across the globe.

With the help of music artist and activist, Loyle Carner, the new space in Thornton Heath was celebrated with an evening of music from young artists and performers. Both the space and young talent shone through the night and, left everyone wondering what prospects could come from this.

A year on, Timberland is still enriching cities and lives with greenery. Encouraging young city-dwellers to reset and refocus their energy in these spaces. Though Covid-19 forced the project to come to a small halt, the regeneration of the Thornton Heath space was successful. Loyle Carner gathered with a handful of volunteers where they planted over 250 different plants. Together they showed that the actions of a few can impact a space for years to come.

From the space to the footwear, Timberland constantly strive for an eco-friendly range of products. Their green approach towards designing products sees them innovating with sustainable sources and materials. All while paying close attention to durability and resistance to the elements, the footwear range will see you through a lifetime of use.

Shop Timberland footwear and clothing at Footasylum today, and watch our interview with Loyle Carner on the project here.