Reverting to the construction of vintage sweatshirts, Champion sourced artisans in Japan to produce this Made in Japan Collection. The reverse weave pieces are constructed from high quality fine Merino wool from Tasmania in Australia. Its ultra softness comes from a blend of mature sheep and young sheep, while offering durability and elasticity. Using a special Japanese weaving machine, the fine wool is weaved through a slow process that can only produce six to seven meters of fabric per day. To keep the sweatshirt in shape after many washes, a cotton lining is placed on the interior. Lastly, flat seamed ribs on the collar and cuffs offer additional comfort for the wearer.