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MATERIALS & TECHNOLOGY

Ridge Merino strives to use all-natural, renewable and/or biodegradable fabric and materials whenever possible. We are constantly on the lookout for new, innovative fabrics and experimenting with creative applications. We work closely with our athletes, brand ambassadors and customers to develop technical performance pieces as well as everyday essentials that perform as well in daily life as they do in the wildest outdoor conditions. Here's a look at some of our current materials and technology. 
  

MERINO WOOL   

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100% biodegradable, renewable, all-natural super-fine wool comes from the Merino breed of sheep. All of our wool is sustainably sourced from select certified-humane sheep farmers in Australia and New Zealand. You'll find Merino in nearly every product we make, most prominently in our 100% Merino CollectionRead more.
  
  

TENCEL

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A fiber created from wood pulp in an eco-friendly, closed-loop process. The smooth fibers of TENCEL are softer than silk and cooler than linen, offering a great complement to Merino wool’s natural temperature regulation and technical performance. TENCEL is used in our Natural CollectionRead more.
   
   

(m)Force™ TECHNOLOGY

  
A Ridge exclusive performance technology: super-soft Merino fibers are spun around a continuous nylon filament for improved strength and durability. You'll find this amazing technology in our Aspect Midweight Base Layers, Men's and Women's tees, tanks, underwear and some accessories, as well. Read more.
    

Polartec® Power Wool™

Merino Wool Polartec Power Wool

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This patented bi-component knit fabric combines the best of both natural and synthetic fibers. This construction pairs a soft and odor-reducing Merino wool in an open grid pattern with a lightweight polyester exterior that is durable and quick-drying. The grid construction strengthens performance efficiency by increasing warmth and breathability, while reducing fabric mass. You can find this revolutionary knit fabric in our Women's Crowley Compression Tights and our Convict Canyon Series - Hoodies, Headbands and Joggers.