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Wool used to be synonymous with itchy skin, thick unruly yarns, and dry clean only tags. Fortunately, the wool of today is nothing like that of the past. That said, not all wool is created equal – that’s why Krimson Klover chooses the finest Merino wool yarns and blends to craft our extremely comfortable, extremely durable, extremely sustainable knits and baselayers. If you don’t know yet, let’s give a little 411 on Krimson Klover Merino Wool.
Where does Merino Wool come from?
New Zealand, Australia, and South America are all known for their Merino sheep, which dot the countryside like little white cotton balls against rich green hills. Merino sheep are famous for their wool, and since it comes from a natural source, it’s naturally renewable and sustainable, and biodegradable. Only Merino sheep can boast wearing Merino wool!
What’s so great about Merino?
So much! First off, Merino is thermo regulating and breathable, which keeps you cool when you’re hot and hot when you’re cold - that’s why it makes great base layers. It’s also antimicrobial, so you don’t need to wash it as much as you might other baselayers or tops. This makes it good for the environment and good for our water bill! If you’re looking for a perfect travel material, look no further than Merino wool – it’s wrinkle resistant, dirt/water repellent and stain resistant, which means you’ll show up at arrivals as fresh as you did at departures.
Is all Merino Wool created equally?
No – just because you happen to use Merino wool doesn’t mean that all Merino is of the same quality. Here at Krimson Klover, we use ultra-fine merino wool, which mean it’s softer on your skin and has a nicer hand feel. Also, and even more importantly, our Merino is sourced from farmers who treat their sheep responsible and ethically. There are no cruel practices or sheering techniques, and you can rest assured that no animals were caused undue harm or pain while sourcing their precious resource!
Can I wear Merino all year round?
Yes! Merino is a year round fabric that is equally at home in the summer as it is in the winter. This is due to Merino’s excellent moisture transfer and temperature regulating abilities. Grab a short sleeve or sleeveless Merino top in the summer to stay just as cool as you do warm with a long sleeve top in the winter time.
What do Merino sheep look like?
They look like this! Aren’t they adorable?
How long does Merino last?
If property stored and taken care of, Merino fabrics can last long enough to be passed down through the generations - so choose your sweater wisely, because your grand kid might inherit it one day!
It's that time of year again! Our Fall/Winter 2019 collection has dropped in stores and online even though the temperature hasn't yet. It isn't quite sweater weather, but these new arrivals are too beautiful to keep to ourselves. Your favorite Krimson Klover styles are back again in new bold colors and patterns. The Krimson Klover team has also created some new styles you are sure to fall in love with! Here's a brief introduction to our Fall New Arrivals:
Transition from cold summer breezes into crisp autumn days with a collection of sweaters, dresses, and skirts. Looks are enriched with distinctive patterns, soft waffle-knits and alluring color stories. This group features a few of our favorite lightweight pieces.
Envelop yourself in our luxurious collection of cozy knits inspired by relaxing next to a crackling fire. Stay comfortable and warm in stylish pieces, celebrating our finest yarns and jacquards.
The inspiration for this collection stemmed from the team’s travels and adventures. Mid and base layers with seamless technology for comfort, contour, and performance without sacrificing style. Perfect on and off the slopes, this innovative group offers the ideal balance of stretch and soft compression to be flattering in all the right places.
Krimson Klover has expanded the successful vintage inspired base layer collection. Each unique piece features original artwork from a Colorado artist, with a modern twist on retro ski fashion. The vibrant designs featured on this year's collection of base layers were inspired by Nordic folklore, Peru and our very own Rocky Mountains!
Fun vintage inspired designs on hats, gaiters, and bags add a touch of whimsy to every outfit.
Our Mountain Elegance collection combines buttery-soft viscose stretch yarn with distinctive patterns and knit techniques, to give you style and natural performance without wool. This group's favorite styles feature classic styles for the slopes or apres.
Born in the mountains of Colorado, ski culture runs deep in our veins. Our colorful and innovative sweater designs in luxurious merino blends are as perfect on the slopes as they are for your apres-ski merriments.
This collection is a contemporary take on traditional, beloved knits. We combined classic silhouettes and timeless desings with bold colors and extra-fine merino yarns.
Our #WomanCrushWednesday this week is Katerina Nash.
She is a pro mountain biker after our own hearts with her two-wheeled adventures and accomplishments. She continues to amaze after 5 Olympic appearances and too many winning races to count on our fingers as a Clif Pro Team member.
She told the Clif Pro Team why she loves biking: “It’s a great way to live life. People dream about riding bikes and can’t wait for the weekend. I get to ride my bike every day. I like that my sport happens outside and it takes me places. I never spent time in a gym. I’m always outside. I also like that racing is always different because courses and conditions are always diverse. It keeps me interested and with its evolving nature I have to keep learning and working at it.”
We agree, it is a great way to live life boldly and we dream about the mountain trails we might conquer next weekend. That is why she is the inspiration behind Krimson Klover’s long sleeve tee of the summer. Our designer created original artwork for the tee featuring Katerina and her two Vizsla pups, Lola and Rubi, racing down the mountains on a summer bike ride. You can’t help feeling inspired to be adventurous with this illustration on your back. The Katerina Tee’s Viscose and Spandex blend lends itself to active spring, summer, and autumn adventures. Bonus if those adventures are on a bike!
Krimson Klover headed a few miles southeast from Boulder to Denver at the end of January to the Snow Show. It was a busy, yet fun couple of days for our team showing off the next fall collection to our retailers and other businesses in the outdoor and ski industries. The Snow Show was the first trade show of 2019 that Krimson Klover attended. Outdoor Retailer is one of the leading business-to-business outdoor sports show where industry brands, retailers, reps, suppliers and leaders gather.
(Above) Snow Show was held at Colorado Convention Center in the heart of downtown Denver.
At Outdoor Retailer Snow Show, Krimson Klover did everything from writing new orders to meeting new accounts and making new connections. OR is where the new happens. And with its conferences, training sessions, leadership seminars and educational opportunities, the show is a great event for Krimson Klover each year!
(Above) Krimson Klover picked out some of next fall's favorites to dress the mannequins.
A lot of planning went into this 3 day show, from which sweaters to put on the display mannequins for a great first impression, down to when the Krimson Klover Team took their lunch break! It was an “all hands on deck” event. Even one of our office dogs was put to work, greeting our guests and grabbing passerby’s attention.
(Above) Fall 19 collection features new original artworks as well as this past season's favorites on base layers, vests, and accessories.
One of the highlights of any show is hearing the retailers’ first reactions to the new collection. We share in their excitement for bold patterns, textures and colors that are uniquely Krimson Klover. Distinctive patterns, vintage inspired original artwork, and seamless knits make this new collection stand out and our new performance fabrics ensure that the pieces stand up to your active lifestyle.
At the end of the show, we were all a bit tired from all the action, especially our little greeter, Koa.
Look for Krimson Klover Fall 19 to hit the stores and the website in August. In the meantime, let's think Spring - coming very soon!