Working with the likes of the Australian Geographic Society, and Dr Bob Ballard, who located the Titanic, Lloyd combines cutting-edge exploration science with intense physical challenges. He has spent a total of one month living underwater, propelled himself through the Greek islands in a human-powered submarine, unicycled to the summit of Mount Kosciuszko and holds the Guinness World Record for the most electricity generated by pedalling underwater.
He is also an avid Hike & Fly athlete, with aspirations to paraglide from the summit of Mt Townsend (Australia’s second-highest peak) and Mt Kericini (the highest active volcano in South-East Asia). Lloyd uses his passion for exploration and adventure to engage students at The Nature School in Port Macquarie; a not-for-profit organisation he Co-Founded in 2015. Lloyd is passionate about getting students out of the classroom and has taken his students on a flight over Antarctica, to a student conference in Taiwan, SCUBA diving on the Great Barrier Reef and an underwater robotics competition in New Zealand.
In 2021, he was named as one of Australia’s Commonwealth Bank Teaching Fellows for the work he is doing to transform education. In 2022, Lloyd was proud to be the inaugural Academic Ambassador for Plastic Oceans Australasia.
While Merino is an amazing natural fibre, not all Merino fabrics are created equal. At ioMerino, we make our own fabrics, using only the best quality fibres, and to very specific specifications that make the most of the natural benefits of Merino. All of them are 'Merino rich’. No cheap blends passed off as Merino. No cheaper scratchy fibres or synthetic substitutes to save money. No unethical production. And each fabric is made for a specific purpose. So if you see something with a small amount of elastase or nylon added, you can be sure it absolutely needs to be there to enhance the natural stretch and durability.
It took every bit of our 140 years of experience in the wool industry to perfect our fabrics, but we think you’ll agree the end result was more than worth the effort.
Ethically Made. Ethically Sourced. Perfectly Natural.
Lightweight 170gsm 96% Australian Merino Wool with 4% elastane for extra stretch and comfort. A MicroMerino® Fabric.
Lightweight 160gsm 83% Australian Merino Wool blended with 12% nylon blended for extra durability and 5% Elastane for stretch and comfort.
Midweight 265gsm 96% Australian Merino Wool with 4% elastane for extra stretch and comfort. A MicroMerino® Fabric.
Made from 45% ultra fine MERINO (Ultra Lightweight 150gsm), 45% natural TENCEL (made from sustainably grown wood fiber), and 10% nylon for extra durability.
Ultra Lightweight 150gsm 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino® Fabric.
Midweight 280gsm 76% Australian Merino Wool, 15% Elastane and 9% Nylon for extra stretch and compression properties.
Ultra lightweight ribbed 155gsm 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino® Fabric.
Outer Weight 280gsm Fleece 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino® Fabric.
Midweight 260gsm 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino® Fabric.
Midweight 260gsm waffle texture 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino® Fabric.
Midweight 255gsm French Terry 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino® Fabric.