Polar-approved gear

May 1st, 2020

Merino wool provides protection against brutal winter conditions, enabling polar explorers to stay warm and dry with the mobility they need to keep going. Photos: Dan Pernard Photography. Imagine what it takes to survive skiing 1,426 miles across the Arctic in the winter while battling -58° F temperatures and hurricane force winds. Alex Hibbert, George […]

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Growing interest in using natural “smart” fibers

January 1st, 2019

Since the industrial revolution, textiles have transitioned from natural fibers of cotton, wool, silk and linen to textiles created from petroleum products and reconstituted wood pulp. Today’s synthetic fibers are stronger, cheaper to manufacture, and have proven easily adaptable to a wide range of technical, performance and smart textiles, to the benefit of modern life. […]

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Lenzing and The Woolmark Company announce their cooperation

April 28th, 2016

The Lenzing Group, Lenzing, Austria, and The Woolmark Company, Sydney, Australia, signed a cooperation agreement and presented the partnership between the lyocell fiber TINCEL® and Merino wool. The fiber duo introduces a new dimension to high-end textiles and active wear. TENCEL is of botanic origin and offers moisture management properties while Merino wool is a […]

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