Fortunately, not long after that, Ibex announced that they would return...in time. I'm happy to say that Ibex has come back, and it might just be better than it was before. At the moment there are just a few, basic pieces in their collection. Some of the pieces are made from 100% merino wool (including tees + the jacket above). Many pieces (including the tank, sweatshirt + sweatpants above) are mainly merino wool plus just a touch of added spandex or elastane. The people who work on Ibex products, throughout the supply chain, are employed by WRAP certified manufacturers.
As the weather cools, I thought I'd revisit Ibex as an alternative to oil-based plastic fleece + polyester fibers. Whether polyester or nylon is recycled or not, it will produce plastic microfibers. Merino wool is a long lasting, natural fiber that wicks moisture away from the skin + resists odors. It keeps us warm with relatively little bulk or weight. Wool is worth repairing + with care, will be ready for heavy wear year after year.
All lovely photos via Ibex.