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Possum Merino Gilet – Poppy

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Product Description

The perfect layering piece that will take you through many seasons of the year. Team with a warm sweater on chilly days,  and then when the weather warms, pop it on over a lighter weight top. The Gilet is a versatile design, the merino possumsilk is soft, warm, light weight, it’s a great travel piece and a truly comfortable wardrobe staple.

SALE:  Poppy – size XLarge   (Colour discontinued, this is our last one in poppy –  For other colours see link below)


  • Fit: Regular
  • Soft insulating warmth
  • Integrated pockets
  • Model wears: MEDIUM
  • 40% Possum, 53% Merino, 7% Silk
  • Made in New Zealand

Possum Merino is a unique New Zealand yarn made from blending natures finest, Possum fur and Merino lamb’s wool.

Possum fibre has a hollow core that traps air and thus gives excellent insulation with an extremely high warmth to weight ratio. When blended with fine Merino, it creates a luxuriously soft, lightweight garment with low pilling properties and superior fibre strength. Research has shown it to be 55% warmer than Merino alone and 35% warmer than cashmere.

The use of Possum fibre in New Zealand benefits our environment by contributing to the effort to protect our native forest and birds.

The brushtail Possum was introduced to New Zealand in 1837, it is a natural predator and an ecological threat. Each night possums eat over 21,000 tons of native vegetation. In addition to this they compete for food with native birds, also eating the birds eggs, chicks and insects. The commercial use of possum fur fibre is encouraged by conservation groups and plays an important role in the protection of New Zealand’s native fuana, flora and wildlife.

Your purchase not only means that you have acquired a unique garment that will give you years of pleasure, but also that you have contributed to the preservation of New Zealand’s natural habitats, an environmentally sound choice.

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