Despite all the technical innovations in the production of new materials for clothing, one natural fiber is still particularly convincing: wool. Especially that of the merino sheep. The New Zealand brand Icebreaker is almost synonymous with merino clothing.

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As early as 1995, Icebreaker recognized that the fine wool of the merino sheep has extremely dynamic properties and is perfect for functional underwear. Merino is heat-storing, breathable, odor-neutralizing and sustainable.

If you think of scratchy, bristly sweaters from bygone times when you think of wool, you are welcome to put this prejudice aside. Modern woolen clothing is based on the same fibers as back then, but the processing techniques are worlds apart.

The 250 Vertex LS M Half Zip JBG long-sleeved shirt immediately catches the eye with its design by the American artist Justin Brice Guariglia.
The 250 Vertex LS M Half Zip JBG long-sleeved shirt immediately catches the eye with its design by the American artist Justin Brice Guariglia.

Thermometer in the basement

The practical thing about clothing from Icebreaker is their range of possible uses. From light shirts, which even have a cooling effect in summer, to the best insulating long-sleeved sweaters for the worst winter temperatures, there is the right part for every application. During the cold spell that swept across Europe at the beginning of the year, for example, the 250 Vertex LS combi well.

The Icebreaker Collection by Justin Brice Guariglia. (Image Justin Brice Guariglia)
The Icebreaker collection by photographer and artist Justin Brice Guariglia. (Image Justin Brice Guariglia)

Body art

The design of the baselayer, which is available for women and men, was created by the American artist Justin Brice Guariglia. Guariglia is mainly concerned with climate change and has for the Vertex LS collection the receding glaciers of Greenland were captured in photographs.

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