Icebreaker’s “Trace Me” Apparel

Icebreaker’s “Trace Me” Apparel

SPOT MORE COOL STUFF:
Travel Clothes | All Travel Posts

outdoor gear guide s Icebreakers Trace Me Apparel follow me on pinterest button Icebreakers Trace Me Apparel On the inside of an item of clothing made by Icebreaker—a wonderful manufacturer of activewear using a merino wool fiber layering system—you’ll find the usual tag with machine washing care instructions.

Below that you’ll find another tag that isn’t so usual, one that contains a unique nine digit code.

Using that code you can go to the internet and see exactly where the sheep live that provided the merino wool for that specific garment!

icebreaker merino trace me s Icebreakers Trace Me Apparel follow me on pinterest button Icebreakers Trace Me Apparel Icebreaker’s “Trace Me” clothing is possible because Icebreaker sources their wool directly from growers. (It was the first outdoor apparel company to do so). All of Icebreaker’s merino come from sheep at 140 “stations” (ie. ranches) scattered around New Zealand. Growers at these stations carefully label their bundles of wool before they get shipped off to Icebreaker’s factories in China.

As Icebreaker receives the wool and sorts it for thickness, they keep track of what stations the wool comes from. Clothing made from the same sorted batch of wool is assigned a nine digit code (called a “Baacode” in Icebreaker’s punny parlance). It is that code that’s sewn onto each item.

For example: on our Icebreaker garment—a super-comfy and soft black Quantum hood—we found a Baacode of 9BEBA647F. Go to the Icebreaker website and type that in and you’ll see that there are four stations in New Zealand where the wool in our hoody came from. For each station you can view photos and a video introduction and learn about the people who tend to the sheep.

It’s very cool. And quite the statement on the global, web-connected world in which we live.

Not incidentally: Icebreaker clothing is really superb (even if it weren’t for its wool traceability). Spot Cool Stuff is most enamored with Icebreaker’s lightweight travel clothes, particularly their t-shirts. Wool is typically thought of as heavy material, but Icebreaker’s lightest merino breaths as well as cotton without holding odor.

In addition to their lightweight travel apparel, the Icebreaker collection includes active base layers, insulating outer layers, technical sports clothing, underwear, socks and accessories. We like it all. How can you not when you can go online and see the sheep that provided the wool for what you are wearing?

space Icebreakers Trace Me Apparel
published: 11 Aug 2011
white Icebreakers Trace Me Apparel

LEARN MORE & BUY | JOIN US ON TWITTER / FACEBOOK |

lightgrey Icebreakers Trace Me Apparel


space Icebreakers Trace Me Apparel
lightgrey Icebreakers Trace Me Apparel
space Icebreakers Trace Me Apparel

icebreaker web traceability 1 Icebreakers Trace Me Apparel follow me on pinterest button Icebreakers Trace Me Apparel

icebreaker web traceability 5 Icebreakers Trace Me Apparel follow me on pinterest button Icebreakers Trace Me Apparel

icebreaker web traceability 10 Icebreakers Trace Me Apparel follow me on pinterest button Icebreakers Trace Me Apparel

icebreaker web traceability 2 Icebreakers Trace Me Apparel follow me on pinterest button Icebreakers Trace Me Apparel

icebreaker travel clothing review Icebreakers Trace Me Apparel follow me on pinterest button Icebreakers Trace Me Apparel

LEARN MORE & BUY | JOIN US ON TWITTER / FACEBOOK

space Icebreakers Trace Me Apparel
space Icebreakers Trace Me Apparel


Leave a Response

CommentLuv badge

SPOTCOOLSTUFF Travel reviews unusual hotels and restaurants, great attractions, cool travel gear, places with amazing views and all manner of travel destinations with a WOW! factor. Because we live on an incredible planet! Get our latest travel posts by email . . .
  • Best of Spot Cool Stuff
  • Croatia
  • Culinary Travel
  • Family Travel (Cool For Adults Too)
  • Gift Guides
  • Travel Tips
  • Travel Websites
  • Trips & Tours

    Awesome Curacao vacations — up to $530 off!
    Check out the freebies offered too, including airfare credits, breakfast and room upgrades!

Save $530 Time left:
Book Now!
Offer Closed!



PARTNER WITH US     |     BE OUR GUEST TRAVEL WRITER    |      SUGGEST COOL STUFF FOR US TO REVIEW     |     INFO FOR TOURIST BOARDS

Other SCS SectionsHot Travel CategoriesFave Travel Posts
Cool Tech & GadgetsBest hotel room viewsCaribbeanBest Sandals in Jamaica
Cool Architecture & DesignFamily travelEuropeBest Wheeled Carry-On Luggage
Cool WebsitesHoneymoon resortsFloridaWorld's Coolest Airlines
Cool EntertainmentUnusual museumsSoutheast AsiaThe Honeymoon Resorts of Bora Bora