Photos from Timberland’s Bionic Canvas collection

BIONIC YARN \b?-?ä-nik ?yärn\

n 1 a: A highly durable fiber composed of organic cotton wrapped around a core of recycled PET, a plastic commonly used for the production of soda bottles. b: Return Textiles Corporation—rapper Pharrell Williams is a key investor—produces spools of Bionic Yarn, which can be woven into a tough, water-repellant material that looks like traditional cotton canvas but dries quicker and is twice as abrasion-resistant. c: The fiber is being commercialized by clothing and footwear companies such as Moncler, TopShop, and Timberland.