Our Possum Merino knitwear collection embraces a 100% natural approach, putting sustainability and comfort first. Here at Great Kiwi Yarns, we are proud to introduce you to the best collections of fine knitwear and wool clothing from New Zealand designers who respect the traditional spirit of grassroots.
Our collection of Possum Merino knitwear features creations from designers all over New Zealand. Possum Merino is a luxurious blend of possum fur and merino wool unique to New Zealand. Known for both its luxuriously soft texture and durability, this natural fibre clothing is some of the best in the world.
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These unique products from New Zealand are must-haves if you share the values of this beautiful and proud country. From elegant yet comfortable cardigans and sweaters to designer jackets and striking dresses, these natural fibre garments make a high-quality addition to any wardrobe.
Possum Merino is the New Cashmere
The Possum Merino blend is considered as the new Cashmere, which is highly regarded as the finest fibre in the world.
As a contender, possum fibre is silky to the touch, providing an instantly appealing feel unlike any other fibre in the world. It is low-pill and anti-static, meaning the garment can be worn for many years and still look as new as the day it was purchased. In combination with New Zealand merino wool, possum fur creates an entirely unique texture that provides incredible comfort and a luxurious feel.
Possum Merino Fibre is Warmer and Lighter
The Possum Merino fibre is even warmer and lighter than the Cashmere. The warmth and the comfort brought by this amazing fibre are unrivalled, insulating 35% more than cashmere. This is due to the hollow centre found in the brushtail possum’s hair, acting as a double-glazed layer to retain warmth against the body.
Despite this, Possum Merino is highly breathable, the moisture vapour of the body being expelled by a complex comparable to a cuticle. An additional attribute of the hollow fibres is the fibre’s lightness, hovering somewhere around 20% lighter than traditional cashmere.
Possum Merino Knitwear is Unique to New Zealand
Thanks to a staunch resistance of wear and its insulating properties, Possum Merino knitwear is perfect for autumns and winters spent in New Zealand (the South Island in particular). We guarantee these will become your go-to winter garment.
To create these clothes, possum fur is collected from the NZ Government’s eradication programme. This utilises a sustainable avenue of harvesting while supporting the protection of native birds. The Department of Conservation recognises that our natural heritage should be preserved, and fur recovery is the best solution for the job. Furthermore, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) supports our use of recovered possum fur. Our entire supply chain is New Zealand-based, so when you support Great Kiwi Yarns, you are supporting a network of local designers, farmers, and business owners.
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Invest in a sustainable garment in preparation to face the cold seasons that will live out the days with you. Shop Possum Merino knitwear at Great Kiwi Yarns today or explore our other collections of cashmere clothing, fine merino knitwear, and more in our outlet shop located in Queen Street, Auckland.