The role of Icebreaker is not to create the latest 'technical' fibre. Nature has already done that – and without an oil rig in sight. The Icebreaker fibre factory works 24 hours a day, on the back of an animal that lives in the mountains. Nature has adapted this fibre over thousands of years to ensure the perfect fit between form and function.
If the merino's coat didn't breathe in summer, it would die of heat exhaustion. If its coat didn't insulate in winter, the merino would freeze to death. It works for the animal, and it works for people. But only if the fibre is correctly interpreted into yarn and fabric, and cut in a way that allows the garment to perform. That's where Icebreaker comes in.
Each Icebreaker fabric has a specific fibre recipe, yarn specification and fabric construction. Each range has a different cut, depending on its purpose. Icebreaker fuses unmatched technical performance with contemporary elegance. The garments have made countless journeys across continents and between cultures, and work just as well in New York as in the Himalayas. Nature is an astonishing designer. Everything it creates is simple, efficient and beautiful. At Icebreaker, they believe nature is a powerful force that is within us and around us.