The Timberland Company

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The Timberland Company
Founded1952; 68 years ago (1952)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
FounderNathan Swartz
United States
Number of locations
85 (United States)
34 (United Kingdom)
18 (Bangladesh and Canada)
17 (Mexico)
11 (Brazil)
5 (Chile)
3 (Venezuela)
1 (Colombia)
1 (Argentina)
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 (2019)

Timberland LLC is one manufacturer, and retailer, of outdoors wear, with the focus on footwear, which is based in the United States. It is owned by VF Corporation. Timberland footwear is marketed, towards people intending outdoor use.[4] 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]

Jeffrey Swartz stepped up to become Chief Executive Officer of the company in June 1998, and brand that his grandfather, Nathan Swartz, uncle, and father, had started.[7] The company acquired Howies in February 2007, the clothing company of Wales.[8] Timberland signed their definitive merger agreement with VF Corporation in June 2011, at $43 per share, or approximately $2 billion.[9]

Howies was sold to its management in January 2012, 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. ^ Lifestyle Branding: As More Companies Embrace it, Consumer Opposition Grows KL Jung, M Merlin - Journal of Integrated Marketing 2003 -
  5. ^ Horween Leather Company. March 26, 2013. 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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