Icebreaker was created 25 years ago to provide garments with less reliance on petrochemical fibres and a more sustainable future for us and the planet. They've established long-term contracts with key merino wool growers, based on trust and mutual concern for animal welfare and the environment. Icebreaker are the first company to introduce a ‘baacode’ on their garments to allow wearers to trace the lineage of their garments right back to the sheep station it comes from.
Over the years Icebreaker has introduced some breakthrough technologies like corespun that wraps superfine merino around a high denier nylon filament to radically increase longevity and Cool-Lite™ – a blend of merino and plant based TENCEL®. Made from eucalyptus (the most ecologically sustainable natural fibre available) TENCEL® helps dump heat and wick quickly, while delivering outstanding breathability.
Icebreaker combines merino and other natural fibres (87% their global fabric composition) and man-made materials only to enhance the functionality of merino and create new uses for it.
Icebreaker products are timeless, multifunctional and durable. They want their clothing to be relevant in your wardrobe for many seasons.
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