About the unique blend of fibres used to make this luxury product
Why do we add possum fur to our products?
Research shows that it’s 55% warmer than Merino and 35% warmer than cashmere.
It will not irritate the skin and make the item super soft.
Possum fur has a unique hollow structure that traps air, providing exceptional insulation properties. It also has no scales, making it silky and soft to the touch.
The New Zealand brushtail possum is an introduced species brought to NZ from Australia in 1837. With no natural predators, they have become New Zealand’s most damaging animal pest, wreaking havoc on native forests and wildlife, including the iconic kiwi.
The use of possum fur in Koru knitwear helps to preserve New Zealand’s unique and beautiful environment.
The addition of fine merino lambswool gives additional warmth –
We use merino lambswool as it also will not irritate the skin
Lambswool and Merino wool are both known for their softness and quality. Both wool types offer a soft and luxurious feel, can help regulate our body heat,
Merino lambswool is better than just standard Merino wool
Merino lambswool wool is finer than normal Merino wool, also Merino wool garments are typically lighter in weight than standard wool.
Merino Lambswool may feel a bit warmer than standard Merino wool since it has a higher micron count.
Mulberry silk is produced by the bombyx mori, a domesticated silkworm whose diet consists exclusively of leaves from the mulberry tree. The mulberry silkworm spins a cocoon, which is unravelled into a single long mulberry silk fibre - several fibres are then spun into mulberry silk thread which is then woven into silk fabric used to make silk bedding, accessories, and clothing.
The mulberry leaf is a nutrient-rich, sustainable food source for the bombyx Mori moth. Silkworms who feed exclusively on mulberry leaves produce cocoons of fine, strong, and uniform colour fibres. Mulberry silk is widely recognized as being the highest quality silk on the planet - it’s known as the longest, strongest, and purest in form
Mulberry silk adds strength, additional warmth, and silky softness to our luxury garments.