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#GiveMerino Holiday Photo Contest

You have all types on your gift list this year. From the serial Over-Packer to the adventure-seeking Glamper. Enter our #GiveMerino Holiday Photo Contest for your chance to spread the merino love and win the perfect gift for you and those of every nature on your list. Here’s how to enter:

  • Follow us on Instagram at @IcebreakerNZ
  • Decide which of your family & friends would love to get the gift of Icebreaker, then share a pic of them in nature on Instagram.
  • In the caption tag your photo with #GiveMerino and @IcebreakerNZ

Five winners will be chosen randomly every day from 8-14 December. Each winner will be notified via Instagram and will receive two items from Icebreaker’s Gifts for Every Nature Collection, one for you and one for your friend. There’s no limit to entries, so increase your chances of winning and enter every day!

Tis the season to share joy, love and merino. Our Gift Guide has everything you need to cover everyone on your list this Holiday Season…just think about their nature >> Shop now.

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FAQ:

How many times can I enter? You can enter as many times as you like.

When are the winners announced? We announce the daily winners on our @IcebreakerNZ Instagram account.

How do I know if I am a winner? We will re-post your photo on the @IcebreakerNZ Instagram account. We will also reply to your original photo to notify you that you have won and include instructions for claiming your prize.

 

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

Icebreaker ‘#GiveMerino’ Contest (the “Contest”) entry period starts on December 8th, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. PST and ends on December 14th, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PST (the “Entry Period“).

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to all people who have reached the age of majority at the beginning of the Entry Period. Entrants must have a valid email address. Employees, directors, officers, agents and other representatives of Icebreaker Limited (the “Sponsor“), are not eligible to enter or win. The Giveaway is subject to all applicable local laws and regulations.

HOW TO ENTER: During the Contest Entry Period, entrant must capture an original Photo or Video of how they get out and explore nature and adventure (hiking, running, skiing, camping, etc.) (the “Entry”). Entrant must then hashtag their entry with #GiveMerino and @IcebreakerNZ, and then post on Instagram.

Entrants may enter the Contest more than once, but each entry must be a different Photo or Video.

Any Photo or Video that the Sponsor deems, in its sole discretion, to violate the terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules will be removed from the Contest.

Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means are void. The Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies are not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, delayed, incomplete or incompatible entries.

LICENSE/USE OF ENTRIES: By submitting a Photo or Video, each entrant agrees that Sponsor shall have a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid-up license to the Photo or Video submitted (including all rights embodied therein) and agrees to release and hold harmless the Sponsor and its advertising and promotion agencies, their respective agents, employees, directors, successors, and assigns against any and all claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trade-mark infringement or any other intellectual property related cause of action. For greater certainty, the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, edit or remove any Photo or Video, or to request an entrant to modify or edit the Photo or Video, if a complaint is received with respect to the Photo or Video, or for any other reason.

PHOTO/VIDEO REQUIREMENTS: Entry must be the original work of the entrant, may not have been previously published, and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. By submitting a Photo or Video, entrant warrants and represents that he/she and any persons appearing or who are identifiable in the Photo or Video consent to the submission and use of the Photo or Video in the Giveaway. By submitting a Photo or Video, entrant hereby grants permission for the Photo or Video to be posted on any format associated with the Sponsor.

Photos or Videos may not contain, as determined by the Sponsor, any content that: is sexually explicit; violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; is profane, vulgar, offensive; promotes alcohol, drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons; promotes any activities that may be or appear to be unsafe or dangerous or illegal; promotes any particular political agenda or message; defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging or defamatory remarks about other people or companies; contains any personal identification, contains copyrighted materials owned by others; and/or violates any law or regulation; contains commercial messages, comparisons or solicitations for products or services; and/or any other content that is or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, all as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion.

PRIZES AND SELECTION OF WINNERS: Winners will be selected by the Sponsor (at Sponsor’s sole discretion) in 5 daily draws, taking place 8 December 2014, being the first draw and 14 December 2014 being the fifth and final draw date. If the selected potential winner does not respond in accordance with the Official Rules within 10 days of the contest end date (14 December, 2014), his/her prize will be forfeited.

The minimum number of prizes given out will be 10, however giving out more prizes will be at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. No individual prize will exceed NZ$250 RRP of Icebreaker product. The minimum prize value given away will be NZ$1,250 RRP of Icebreaker product; however a maximum value of prizes given out may be NZ$2,000 RRP of Icebreaker product; given at the discretion of the Sponsor.

The prizes are not exchangeable for cash and are non-transferable.

The Icebreaker product will be from available Icebreaker promotional stock. The prize is not to be used in conjunction with any other promotion, offer or sale.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winners will be notified via @IcebreakerNZ Instagram account. We will reply to your original photo to notify you that you have won and include instructions for claiming your prize within 72 hours of winners being selected by Sponsor. Sponsor will not enter into any discussions regarding the winner selection.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to this Giveaway.

Without limitation, the Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies will not be liable for any technical malfunction or other problems relating to the network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment or software; for the failure of any entry to be received by the Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies for any reason including, but not limited to, technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website; or any combination of the above. Further, the Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies will not be liable for any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer or data contained therein, related to or resulting from participating or downloading any material in the Giveaway.

The Sponsor reserves the right to withdraw or amend this Giveaway in any way, in the event of an error, technical problem, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor that interferes with the proper conduct of the Giveaway as contemplated by these Rules.

In the event of a dispute, online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of Entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned an email address by an internet provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institute, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. If the identity of an online entrant is disputed, the authorized account holder associated with the email account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant. The Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or suspend this Giveaway if reasons beyond its control make the administration of the Giveaway as planned impossible or unworkable as determined by the Sponsor in its discretion. In the event of termination, Sponsor will award the prizes as deemed fair and equitable, by the Sponsor.

PRIVACY: Sponsor may use any of the entrant’s personal information submitted in connection with this Giveaway per the terms of the privacy policy located at “https://icebreaker.com/Privacy-Policy/service-privacy-policy,en,pg.html

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Giveaway Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of Entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Giveaway, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of New Zealand.

SPONSOR: Icebreaker Limited, Level 1, 19 – 23 Taranaki Street, Te Aro, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand

 

 

 

Pack less, Travel Further

“I’ve never heard of anyone going to El Salvador” was the common response when Ben and I informed friends and family of our upcoming vacation. That didn’t put much confidence in our travel choice, well, that along with the travel warning received by the US government when we bought our tickets. What we did know was a friend visited a surfing hostel there and said it was a vacation of a lifetime. We were looking for the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation and now that our time in the surf has come to an end, I can say that we accomplished just that.

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El Zonte, El Salvador

We flew into the small airport and were instructed to meet at the “Pizza Hut” upon arrival. Great, I’m thinking as neither of us speak much Spanish and we had no idea who was picking us up or where this pizza place was. After stepping off the plane, we where directed to customs (which is nothing like in the US). Our line was short, as we were the only non-natives, and we were in and out in less than 5 minutes. We walked out of the airport and sure enough, there were two tanned surfer-looking guys holding a sign with our names.

That evening at the hostel, we were greeted by a friendly woman named Isabel with ice cold cerveza’s in hand. She was known as the ‘hostel mom’ and showed us around before we hit the hay. As we awake the next morning, we’re able to see the beauty of where we are. The town itself “Playa el Zonte” is nothing more than a few hostels and couple of shacks and that’s exactly what we were looking for. That morning we have our first surf lesson. With our lack of Spanish and their lack of English, I feel it went pretty well. During the next few days we accomplished the perfect combination of surfing and hammock laying, as there is not much else to do in Zonte.

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On the third night we met another Gringo Willi from CO, he clued us in to a trip up to “Ruta de Las Flores” which is the volcanic coffee area of the country.  As it turns out this trip was simply a quick vacation for a local tour guide named Rivas, which we were lucky enough to get in on.   This region is quite a bit different in elevation and climate than the coast, and we weren’t sure that we were prepared for the weather.

Our first stop was a food festival which occurs every weekend in the town of Concepcion de Ataco. We ate traditional Salvadorian food and moved on. We stayed in a town called Juayua, which has the look of an old conquistador inspired village. Our guide, Rivas, chauffeured us along to his favourite spots, which of course, were owned by friends of his.  Our first stop in the morning was a coffee tour where we met a roaster named Cesar. We roasted our own batch of coffee and learned all about the different coffee types and were able to enjoy the perfectly brewed cup we prepared.

Our next stop was the natural hot springs, which was basically the essence of relaxation and rejuvenation. This was followed up with a zipline tour through the canopy before headed back to the beach. This mini trip within our vacation was amazing, and luckily the one change of clothes we brought on the trip were our Icebreaker base layers and T-shirts which worked amazingly well for both climates and all of the activities we could get ourselves into.

At Icebreaker we say “pack less, travel further” and that’s not just a tagline. Our Icebreaker gear allowed us to be agile and spontaneous since we had no restrictions based on what we did or didn’t pack.

-Ashley Stuart, Icebreaker Digital Marketing Coordinator

Merino Movement for Meaningful Change

“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

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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.Texbrasil icebreaker (1)

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.

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Icebreaker’s Head of Product Operations, Christy Evans (shown far left), showing attendees our newest product innovations.