Christopher Ræburn's Timberland role evolves as he becomes brand collaborator
Designer Christopher Ræburn has moved on from his global creative director role at Timberland and will now be ‘collaborator at large’ for the American label.
He’ll continue to work closely with the brand whose creative director he became back in 2018. The menswear specialist won’t be replaced at Timberland.
Ræburn is heavily focused on sustainability and has driven a deeper dive into this area in his time at the company, something Timberland acknowledged in its release announcing his move.
In his new role, he’ll join other brand collaborators and will also continue to be active in its Earthkeepers platform that focuses on eco-aware clothing and footwear.
On his LinkedIn page, Ræburn said: “As the world continues to evolve, so do I. Four years ago, I was given the opportunity to join forces with Timberland – a brand I’ve long admired for its strong values, progressive spirit and authenticity in both products and business practices. As Global Creative Director I’ve been so proud of the work we’ve achieved across the brand, and it’s been humbling to work alongside such a talented team to push the boundaries of eco-innovation and product design.
“And now, the adventure continues: I’m thrilled to carry on my work with Timberland in a new role, Collaborator at Large. My key area of focus is where my passion lies, in continuing to champion Earthkeepers by RÆBURN as the pathfinder for the brand; we’ll have a new collection coming soon that’s steeped in progressive design and eco-innovation. We’ve also got amazing new collaborations on the horizon, and some exciting work leading up to Timberland’s 50th anniversary next year.”
Raeburn has had other projects under his belt in recent periods. Back in 2020, he linked up with Stone Island founder Massimo Osti to reinvigorate the Left Hand and ST95 brands that had been acquired by UK-based Left Hand Studios Limited.
The ST95 label was finally relaunched in December 2021 with Ræburn at the helm. It was the brand’s first new collection in over two decades.
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