Kiwi Sheepskins is proud to offer its range of Possum Merino blend clothing and accessories. The beautiful, soft feel of possum fur has been combined with the durability of merino wool and luxurious mulberry silk to create a product unique to New Zealand. .
New Zealand possum fur is characterised by its short and fine fibre which has a uniquely hollow structure. This unique hollow structure is what makes possum fur so special. In fact, the hollow fibre structure is only found in one other animal, the polar bear. As a result of its fibre, possum fur has unrivalled heat retention and insulation properties. It is uncannily lightweight and soft to the touch making the fur perfect to wear year-round. On its own merino wool is a beautiful yarn that produces stunning knitwear. However, when we combine with possum fibre and add in a little mulberry silk, it produces a luxurious blend that is both soft, lightweight and perfect for all seasons. .
Our possum merino blend is 35% warmer than other common wools and an amazing 55% warmer cashmere alone. Making it perfect for winter, but because of the breathability and lightweight nature it is ideal for many other occasions such as travelling.
All of our Possum Merino garments are designed and made in New Zealand