Shifting his attention to altruistic causes, Wyclef Jean's recent collaboration with Timberland has less to do with his music than it does with the extensive charity work he's taken on in recent years. The Timberland Yéle Haiti Earthkeepers, a collection of 16 boots designed for men, women and kids, uses recycled and organic materials with the goal of raising awareness about environmental causes in Wyclef's native Haiti.
Named for the artist's Yéle Haiti organization—a charitable grassroots movement working to implement programs in education, sports, the arts and the environment—the eco-conscious footwear specifically aims to call attention to reforestation in the country.
The boots, constructed of 100% recycled PET and 100% organic striped cotton linings, organic cotton uppers and Green Rubber lug outsoles, also stay the distance with extremely durable Taslan laces and rustproof hardware.
A set of t-shirts, designed by Haitian artist Badio Joseph depicting the organization's symbolic tree completes the collection.
The shoes and tees sell online and from Timberland stores with prices ranging from $35-155, with a portion of proceeds benefiting Yéle Haiti.
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