Possum Merino Knitwear Made in New Zealand
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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Discover Our Luxurious Possum Merino Blend
These unique products from New Zealand are must-haves if you share the values of this beautiful and proud country. These natural fibre garments make a high-quality addition to any wardrobe, from elegant yet comfortable woolen cardigans, and wool jumpers to wool jackets and striking dresses; you will be surprised how the beanies, berets and hats are warm but breathable.
Possum Merino is the New Cashmere
The Possum Merino blend is considered the new Cashmere, highly regarded as the most delicate fibre globally.
As a contender, possum fibre is silky to the touch, providing an instantly appealing feel, unlike any other thread. 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. Combined with New Zealand merino wool, possum fur creates a 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. This fantastic fibre's warmth and comfort are unrivalled, insulating 35% more than cashmere. This is due to the hollow centre 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 to wear and its insulating properties, Possum Merino knitwear is perfect for autumns and winters in New Zealand (the South Island in particular). We guarantee these will become your go-to winter garment.
Possum fur is collected from the NZ Government’s eradication programme to create these clothes. 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 endorse Great Kiwi Yarns, you support 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 at 107 Queen Street, Auckland.