MerinoLOFT™, Cool-Lite and Woven Merino Provide Next Level Natural Fabric Innovation & Natural Fabric Blends
Icebreaker, the original merino wool outdoor apparel brand, pushes the boundaries of fabric innovation, design and functionality for its Spring/Summer 2016 collection with new technology, styles and color ways. This season celebrates macro and micro adventures – encounters both extreme and intimate – to cater to outdoor enthusiasts who value the experiences that make life rich. The Spring/Summer collection helps wearers live more of these moments by empowering activity and enhancing the experience of being in nature, wearing nature.
“Icebreaker merino is a premium product from a renewable resource, and this season we’re pushing the limits on this incredible fiber that just wouldn’t have been possible even a few years ago, particularly with the creation of our natural fiber blends,” says Mark Koppes, Icebreaker VP of Product. “The Spring/Summer 2016 collection will excite Icebreaker enthusiasts and encourage more people to discover the comfort and performance benefits of the world’s best merino for hike, travel, performance, sport and yoga.”
And Icebreaker Cool-Lite™ fabric – which combines the benefits of premium merino wool and sustainably produced wood – debuts in summer tops and performance sports apparel.
Icebreaker is also expanding its popular collection of woven merino layers for travel and the outdoors, launching stunning nature-inspired prints from Icebreaker guest artists.
Spring/Summer 2016 Collection Highlights:
- Icebreaker MerinoLOFT™ Ellipse LS Half Zip Hood and Ellipse Vest for both men and women, these pieces are perfect outer layer for hiking, climbing, running, cycling and city wear during the warmer months. The new items feature Icebreaker “loft zones” to provide warmth and comfort in crucial areas while the rest of the piece contains a 230 gm jersey waffle fabric.
- Icebreaker Cool-Lite™, the ultimate natural fiber featuring a fusion of merino wool and Tencel®, a fiber made from sustainably produced wood, has been extended in the line, with new offerings and updated color ways in all categories. New Icebreaker Cool-Lite™ garments for women include the Sphere Polo, Spheria SS V, Spheria SS Scoop, Kala Shirt, Kala Dress, Yanni Hooded Dress, Nomi Racerback Dress, Halina Pants, Lina Cape Radius, Tiki Bra, and the Nomi Racerback Tank. New Cool-Lite™ garments for men include, Sphere SS Crewe Stripe, Sphere SSV, Sphere SS V Stripe, Sphere Stripe Polo, Sphere SS Henley, Compass II SS Shirt, Compass II SS Shirt Plaid, and Compass II LS Shirt Plaid.
- An extended collection of merino shirts, pants, shorts, dresses and skirts for travel and the outdoors. Fabrics include merino canvas for outdoor durability and merino/cotton blends. Collection stand-outs include the adventure-ready women’s woven Shasta pant and short, new Kala dress, men’s Departure II shirt and the compass series blended with Cool-Lite to create the ultimate experience in warmer temperatures.
- The Icebreaker Art of Nature series launches new inspired prints for its cool, lightweight, silky soft-tees. Prints range in style from photographs to graphic art to geometric patterns, and come in a wide range of styles, colors and textures.
Icebreaker merino is ideal for wearing in warmer weather because it regulates temperature, breathes to prevent overheating, is soft and non-itch against the skin, and resists odor.
Icebreaker merino clothing for the outdoors, technical sports and lifestyle includes underwear, mid layer garments, outerwear, socks and accessories for men, women and children. Icebreaker is based in Auckland, New Zealand, and is sold in more than 4000 stores in 44 countries. Please visit icebreaker.com for more information about Icebreaker, and jeremymoon.me for more information on Icebreaker founder Jeremy Moon. Follow Icebreaker on Facebook, Twitter,Instagram, Pinterest.