Giving Old Fibers New Life
From fleeces to our Smartloft insulation, we use recycled fibers whenever we can. In addition to recycled wool, we’ve started to feature recycled nylon and poly in our Merino Sport apparel to put even more emphasis on our sustainability efforts—because when we add other materials to our Merino, we want to be as responsible as possible.
How We Do It
We’ve worked with our partners to create facilities and processes that allow us to use recycled wool—even opening up the process so other brands can use recycled fabric and materials as well. Reclaimed wool fibers and high-quality Merino 250 scraps are collected, deconstructed, and turned into new recycled fabric for our fleeces and reclaimed insulation. These recycled-fiber garments perform just as well (even better in some cases) and still provide the comfort you’ve come to expect from our products.
But Why Use Recycled Wool?
Good question. One of the biggest environmental impacts of wool comes from the methane released by the sheep growing it. By taking wool that already exists and re-using it, we help reduce CO2 emissions. This is part of our ongoing efforts to create more sustainable wool products and practices in all aspects of what we do. You can learn more about how we’re using recycled wool here.