The Timberland Company

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The Timberland Company
FoundedAbington, Massachusetts 1952
FounderNathan Swartz
Number of locations
85 (United States)
34 (United Kingdom)
18 (Bangladesh)
18 (Canada)
17 (Mexico)
12 (Germany)
11 (Brazil)
5 (Chile)
3 (Venezuela)
1 (Colombia)
ProductsFootwear and Apparel
RevenueUS$1.43 billion (2010) [1]
Number of employees
2,016 (U.S.)
3,402 (foreign)
ParentVF Corporation
Footnotes / references
[2] [3]
Timberland Fleece Lined Winter Boots

Timberland LLC is an American manufacturer and retailer of outdoors wear, with a focus on footwear, which is often known colloquially as "Timbs." It is owned by VF Corporation. Timberland footwear is marketed towards people intending outdoor use.[4] It has also become a mainstay in urban attire. The company also sells apparel, such as clothes, watches, glasses, sunglasses, and leather goods.

Timberland's corporate headquarters are located in Stratham, New Hampshire. Timberland also operates from offices in other parts of the world, such as Australia. Horween Leather Company supplies leather shells for footwear to the Timberland Company.[5][6]

In 1998, Jeffrey Swartz stepped up to become Chief Executive Officer of the company and brand that his grandfather, Nathan Swartz, uncle, and father had started.[7]

In February 2007, the company acquired Howies, the Welsh clothing company.[8]

In June 2011, Timberland signed a definitive takeover agreement with VF Corporation at $43 per share or approximately $2 billion.[9]

In 2012, Howies was sold to its management by VF.[10]


  1. ^ "Timberland 2010 Annual Report",, retrieved July 8, 2011
  2. ^ "100 Best Companies to Work For 2007". Retrieved September 5, 2007.
  3. ^ "The Timberland Company – Overview". Retrieved September 5, 2007.
  4. ^ KL Jung, M Merlin (2003), "Lifestyle Branding: As More Companies Embrace it, Consumer Opposition Grows", Journal of Integrated Communications: 40–45CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  5. ^ Horween Leather Company. Retrieved March 26, 2013.
  6. ^ "10 Things You Didn't Know About Timberland Boots". Complex. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  7. ^ Prince, Eetta (March 16, 2012). "Meet the Jewish billionaire who studies Torah every morning - Week's End". Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  8. ^ "Timberland buys 'green' company". BBC News. February 13, 2007. Retrieved May 25, 2010.
  9. ^ de la Merced, Michael J (June 13, 2011). "VF Corporation to Buy Timberland". The New York Times. Retrieved March 2, 2012.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 8, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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