The partnership, which was first signed in 2003, has been extended for additional five years, through 2023.
In keeping with Timberland’s attention to sustainability, most of the sunglasses and eyeglasses produced by Marcolin for the outdoor lifestyle brand contain at least 35 percent of bio-based plastic.
These eco-friendly eyewear designs are included in Timberland’s Earthkeepers collection, including shoe styles and accessories featuring recycled, organic or renewable contents.
Marcolin Group’s portfolio of licensed brands includes Tom Ford, Moncler, Ermenegildo Zegna, Roberto Cavalli, Tod’s, Atelier Swarovski, Emilio Pucci, Balenciaga, Swarovski, Dsquared2, Guess, Diesel and Just Cavalli, among others.
Last year, Marcolin teamed with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton to create the joint venture Thélios, which produces the eyewear collections for Celine, previously licensed to Marcolin’s rival manufacturer Safilo.
In addition, in the second half of this year, Thélios will kick off the manufacturing of Loewe eyewear and then of Fred’s styles by the end of the year.