Merino Sport Shirt
Transparent’s product range grows with our knitted merino wool shirt. A garment thought to add an elegant point without giving up on the cycling style.
The big challenge of this garment was combining elegance and simplicity with the necessary comfort to be used while riding the bike in the city. Therefore, we discarded the use of the typical shirting fabric and looked for alternatives that gave more meaning to this shirt.
Our traditional cotton/elastane fabric was neither good enough for this shirt. We wanted to maintain its comfort and feel but giving it a “premium” touch. This is why we started investigating about combining it with merino wool.
Wool is the quintessential natural fiber, offering a maximum breathability and a very special look. However, the fact that it is expensive, does not wash well and feels harsh makes companies to mix it with polyester. In our case, we wanted to avoid polyester because it is a plastic that overrides the virtues of the wool. After several tests with our thread, knit goods and dye suppliers, we have created a unique fabric which combines wool, cotton and elastane.
We invite you to get to know it!
NOTE: The photo session was mistakenly made with a sample of this sweatshirt without the embroidery PROUD TO BE A CYCLIST on the chest, but all the sweatshirts do have it, as you can see in the mannequin picture.