Category: Stories

Turkeys Unite With Geese Against Down Clothing; Sheep Provide the Answer

In a heretofore unheard of display of inter-species relations, turkeys have joined geese in an international protest against using down as an insulator in clothing. In perhaps an even more revelatory development, sheep – not typically lauded for their collective intelligence – have stepped in to provide a solution. Leveraging their place on the national stage with… Read more »

Ibex in the Land of Ibex

It is Swiss Quality, yes? The question comes more like an assertion, and I rush to answer. “Actually, American. Ibex.” Who knew my usually low-key sense of patriotism would well up and surprise me? And over a t-shirt, no less.  “It’s wool,” I point out as the questioner invades my space and fingers the fabric…. Read more »

Q&A with Max Krimmer, Filmmaker behind “Huntsmen,” the New Bouldering Film

Filmmaker and climber Max Krimmer spent nearly 18 months with a cadre of wildly talented climbers shooting one of the most anticipated bouldering films in recent memory. The film, titled Huntsmen, premieres this Saturday, September 20, 2014, in Boulder, Colo. It was shot all around Southern Colorado, within a few hours of Krimmer’s (then) home… Read more »

The Ibex Guide to New England Swimming Holes

Warren Falls: photo credit Michael Sipe We’re a New England company so we talk about a lot of things associated with the north east- things like firewood, maple syrup, variable weather and hiking with dogs. We rarely talk about swimming holes. Yet, because it is the height of summer, because we’ve really enjoyed our June and July to… Read more »

Stranded in the Backcountry With Fearless Ibex Intern, Alex Bozuwa

Ah… the glory of working at Ibex. What speaks of more glamour than sheep, Vermont winters and fancy new office clothes covered in dog hair? Clearly, these were highfalutin selling points to Alexandra Bozuwa, whom we’ve recently welcomed to the team as a summer intern. Alex is a Vermont native, trying the West Coast on… Read more »

What is Merino Wool?

What is merino wool, you ask? Only a weather-regulating, all-season, sustainable, do-it-all, soft as a kitten, sophisticated yet easy-going, non-wrinkling(ish), badass ninja of a fabric. That’s what. Where does it come from? Merino wool comes, not surprisingly, from the Merino breed of sheep. Hailing originally from Turkey and Spain, the breed is now globally widespread… Read more »

Win Swag on Friday for Official “Take Your Dog to Work Day”

How does higher productivity sound to you? What about a longer life? Lower blood pressure? Less stress? More time outside? Winning Ibex swag? All of this can be yours in one easy step. No joke. It’s better than any Ginsu knife set, more effective than a miracle diet pill, and easier than anything ever advertised… Read more »

Happy Ibex Father’s Day!

Dear Dad, Boy, you really get the short end of the stick on this Father’s Day stuff. Mother’s Day may be drowning in cheap perfume and cheaper flowers, but there are trips, jewels and good food to balance out the saccharine flavor of the day. If I were to heed the advertising, it would seem… Read more »

Why You Should Support Your Local CSA

Why should you consider contributing to community supported agriculture (CSA)?  Where to begin…  You may want to connect with a diverse local food source instead of relying on a conventional global system.  Maybe you want to gain a better appreciation for your food by learning where (and how) it is grown.  Or, perhaps you want… Read more »

A Letter To Mothers Everywhere

Dear Mom, Thank you for getting frustrated with us. We know we pushed you to the brink of sanity. We bickered and picked on each other and tattled and didn’t wash our dishes in the sink. We’d let our energy boil up and pester you until you’d scream for us to get our butts outside…. Read more »