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The Timberland Co. and artist Wyclef Jean are teaming up to sell eco-friendly footwear and support reforestation of the singer’s native Haiti. Wyclef, who achieved fame with The Fugees before going solo, recently announced his collaboration with the New Hampshire-based footwear and apparel company on a 16-boot collection set to be distributed this November. In addition, The Timberland Co. will also sell T-shirts designed by Haitian children and a new line of organic shirts and hats will be sold at Jean’s concerts, with a cut of the profits going to Jean’s Yele Haiti foundation.
In a recent interview with The Associated Press, Wyclef said he hopes the partnership will inspire children and put a new face on his homeland. The partnership is part of Timberland’s Earthkeepers program, which promotes environmental and social activism. What do you think? For more info check out: Earthkeepers