The merino jersey Alba is a loose fit banded bottom top that pairs great with a skirt, shorts, and pants. It is a smart casual shirt that can be worn for work, for play, or date night. It was named after my grandma Alba from Napoli, Italy. This shirt comes in short sleeve only. If you are between sizes, due to the oversize fit, we recommend sizing down.
This top can be made in lightweight MxT or Merino-Spandex jersey.
The HumBird [ Merino x Tencel Collection ] is made with jersey fabric. It has a fabric weight of 200gsm (grams per meter) and is an ideal material to use for year-round comfort. Both Merino and Tencel™ are known for their breathability, moisture management, anti-bacterial properties and being gentle on the skin. These materials are combined together to make an outstanding fabric that is comfy and environmentally responsible.
More on Merino: Our merino is made using the Schoeller EXP method. EXP stands for “EX-Pollution", which describes its avoidance of pollutants during the anti-felting treatment process.
Merino jersey that is considered "easy care" (can be laundered without fulling) is traditionally processed with the use of chlorine and often coated in a polymer (plastic) finish.
In contrast, the EXP method uses salts to keep the wool ecological.