Merino Sport 150

Press Release / 05.06.2019

­Spring 2019 sees the launch of Smartwool's new collection of apparel designed for those who wish to move unhindered. From trail training to pounding the pavement, the Merino Sport collection is made using an engineered hybrid fabric to provide capable comfort and versatility for high-energy activity. The collection is built for intense, high-output athletic pursuits: sweat, distance, heat and comfort. The fabric combines the moisture management, temperature regulation and odour resistance of Merino wool with the durability and quick dry time of polyester. The flatlock seam construction is designed to minimise chafing. 56% Merino Wool 44% Polyester.

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Zq Merino Fibre

Smartwool believe its products are best when they're made through fair, sustainable and mutually rewarding practices. It also helps that the main raw material — Merino wool — is natural and renewable. Smartwool has partnered with the New Zealand Merino Wool company which has developed ZQ, the world's first Merino wool accreditation program. This program ensures environmental, social and economic sustainability and safeguards animal welfare. Smartwool's Merino sheep enjoy free ranging, in some of the most spectacular natural settings found today. The environment the sheep enjoy contributes directly to the high quality of the fibre they use. Smartwool works with growers to ensure that the best practices are always used, and in turn, Smartwool endeavours to pay them a fair price.

Smartwool & The Environment

A few fun facts about the sustainability of Smartwool® products:
- 94% of farm greenhouse gas emissions are due to methane emissions from enteric fermentation or, put simply: sheep farts, burps, and digestive wastes.
- On the farm, the biggest use of water is to help thirsty sheep stay hydrated as they roam the hills of New Zealand.
- Carbon is captured in wool during the growing process and released at the end of life, setting it apart from synthetics.

About Smartwool

Based in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Smartwool is a 24-year-old apparel brand whose products are inspired by living and playing in the mountains. All Smartwool® products come with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and are created to get the most out of the inherent benefits of Merino wool. For information on the full range of Smartwool® products or to find a dealer near you, please log onto Smartwool, a division of VF Outdoor, LLC, is a brand of VF Corporation. For event and company updates, visit us on Facebook and Twitter

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