“We’re trying to be at the very forefront in this evolution of the supply chain and as a consequence create the cleanest and most technically advanced product in the world.” – Icebreaker Founder, Jeremy Moon
Since our very beginning, Icebreaker has been about nature and sustainability. We fully believe in transparency and our goal is to make products with deep integrity. Our US Headquarters Team in Portland, Oregon recently had the pleasure of sharing this commitment to sustainability with a like-minded group of executives and entrepreneurs from the textile industry who were in town for the First Stop Portland Textile Program hosted by Portland State University and Sustainable Hub.
Portland’s First Lady Nancy Hales, wife of Mayor Charlie Hales, is an Icebreaker enthusiast and wanted to share her love of merino wool with program attendees. She hosted the group at Icebreaker’s Portland TouchLab store for a meet-and-greet on November 8th. The night was filled with discussion on the different ways we’ve continue to evolve and improve our products throughout our 20 year history.
Christy Evans, Head of Icebreaker Product Operations, was on hand to share Icebreaker’s dedication to design a sustainable, low-impact, ethical supply chain. She provided the group with a look at our Fall/Winter 2014 collection. This season is a true testament of Icebreaker’s innovation, sustainability and respect for nature, which includes our new MerinoLOFT insulated jackets and hoodies that are made with recycled merino. The idea of the visit was to better understand what are the challenges and also the opportunities that Icebreaker is building internationally using its sustainable DNA. Marcelo Torres, co-founder of Sustainable Hub said, “The Icebreaker visit and discussions were one of the best experiences the group had throughout their week in Portland.”
The night was a huge success – the audience left with a comprehensive understanding of how Icebreaker has continued to make sustainable choices within the textile industry. You can also learn more about Icebreaker’s ethics and supply chain here.