Our American made sustainable clothing is primarily crafted from Rambouillet Merino Wool, Certified Organic Merino Wool and Pima Cotton.
Rambouillet Merino Wool
The coat of a Rambouillet sheep, an American cousin to the Merino breed, grows long naturally, providing what is referred to as long-staple fibers for weaving or knitting into cloth. Exceptionally warm, Rambouillet Merino Wool has many benefits to take you from office to outdoors effortlessly.
Long Lasting Fabric
A clean, smooth and tightly-knit long staple worsted yarn free of the itchy fiber ends, typically found in woolen yarns, is stronger and lasts longer.
Rambouillet Merino Wool buffers elements like moisture for second-skin comfort.
Because Rambouillet Merino Wool is a natural fiber, sweat is transported away from your skin to keep you dry.
Bacteria and odors don’t build up, so you can wash it less frequently.
Natural & Eco-Friendly
Fueled by water, air, sunshine and grass, sheep produce a fleece, which makes wool a natural and renewable resource.
Certified Organic Merino Wool
Our organic Merino wool is certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). From farm to fabric to fashion, each component and each step of our process meets environmental, social and animal welfare standards as laid out by GOTS and corresponding organic agricultural standards.
Though the U.S. has organic standards that encompass sheep farming, the standards don’t address how the wool is processed once it leaves the farm, and that’s where GOTS comes in. For example, to make wool machine washable, the fabric is typically “superwashed,” a chlorinated process that Ramblers Way has never used. To avoid chemicals, Ramblers Way’s partners wash our wool clothing using a natural enzyme. Additionally, all wastewater processes — a sizeable problem in the clothing industry — are approved by GOTS. This means that not only is our wool is processed in a way that’s safe for people, flower and fauna, but it’s verified as such by a third party audit.
Long Lasting Worsted Wool
Both our Rambouillet Merino Wool and our Certified Organic Merino Wool are crafted of worsted yarn. This yarn is made of less than 19 micron long-staple fibers that have been combed twice to remove any short fibers and spun parallel to each other (vs. a woolen yarn, which is randomly entangled). This careful spinning process produces a clean, smooth and tightly knit yarn that’s free of the usual fiber ends that cause you to itch.
Our fabric is further defined by proprietary spinning techniques that remove any excess fiber to reduce potential pilling. This produces a long lasting fabric that means our clothes stay in your wardrobe for a long time.
Commonly called ‘the cashmere of cotton,’ Pima Cotton is known for its softness and durability. Pima Cotton has a wide range of benefits for wherever your adventure takes you.
Next to Skin Comfort
Long staple Pima cotton was developed by the Pima Indians of the American Southwest and is a superlative cotton yarn and fabric known for its fineness and durability.
Cashmere of Cotton
Similar to Egyptian Cotton, Pima Cotton is the highest quality cotton available domestically and produces high-quality, versatile clothes that go from office to outdoors.
Cotton breathes better than oil-based synthetic fabrics like polyester, so it’s the perfect thing to wear from office to outdoors.
While synthetic fabrics are manufactured with chemicals, cotton is a natural fabric that does not irritate the skin and is often recommended for people with sensitive skin.
Natural & Eco-Friendly
Pima Cotton is an all-natural fiber that is entirely renewable and sustainable.