As we are getting closer and closer to our next product launch, we want to give you some insight to the fabric that we will use for this sweater. As you might have seen in our previous posts, our aim with this one is to make a super versatile sweater, something in-between a first layer and a second layer. A sweater that can work in as many situations and temperatures a possible.
If you need just a little bit more warmth than what a Merino t-shirt can give? Use it as a first layer.
If you need just a little bit less warmth than what a Merino t-shirt plus a fleece can give? Use it as a second layer on top of the t-shirt. One could almost call this garment the perfect 1,5 layer, and you can not image how versatile it is.
To be able to achieve this, we had to find the perfect balance between fabric type and fabric weight. As we have been in love with the Merino wool and Tencel combination since before, we thought that this could be a good path to follow again. So what is this combination and how is it made?
Tencel is a cellulose fiber that comes from the raw material wood. It is such a fine fiber that it is soft like silk to your skin. Not only is Tencel extremely smooth, it has also really good absorbent and evaporate properties. It means that it helps the merino wool to regulate your temperature and keeping you, not too warm, not too cold. The Tencel we use come from Lenzing, Lenzing has been protecting the production of Tencel for a long time and you can read more about their work here.
Merino wool has some of the most astonishing qualities. It is a great insulator and has at the same time, great evaporate properties. It means that when you are in a cold climate, merino wool keeps you warm and when you are in a warm climate, merino wool cools you down.
It is also naturally anti-bacterial, which means that you can wear your t-shirt longer without starting to smell bad. Merino wool is also an organic and sustainable fiber from sheep in South Africa, guaranteed mulesing free.
Ok, so the combination is the same as on the Lupin tee but what makes this work in a more versatile way? We would say the extra magic lies in the weight. This time we use a fabric weight that is about 50g/m2 more than in Lupin, total of approx 215g/m2. Simply not to light or too heavy.
The launch is getting closer and closer.