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Possum and Merino  Fingerless Gloves
Possum and Merino  Fingerless Gloves
Possum and Merino  Fingerless Gloves
Possum and Merino  Fingerless Gloves
Possum and Merino  Fingerless Gloves

KO50 Fingerless Gloves

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Possum and Merino

KO50 Fingerless Gloves - These gloves are great for mobile phone users.

Made proudly in New Zealand from a premium blend of 40% possum fur, 50% merino lambswool & 10% mulberry silk. 


As they are natural fibres, Possum and Merino garments do not need as much washing and only handwashing is recommended.  Following the steps below will help to maintain good looks into the future.  

Accessories can be drycleaned. 

Handwash gently.  To avoid fibre damage do not rub or wring. 

  • Turn your garment inside out.
  • Gently hand wash in lukewarm water. Do not rub.  Dye may run in the first wash.
  • Rinse thoroughly to remove all detergent. Do not wring.
  • Squeeze out water. Do not wring.  Wringing can damage the fibres.
  • A low to medium spin cycle in a washing machine is recommended to remove as much moisture as possible.
  • Lay flat to dry. Ease to shape while wet.
  • Dry in shade. DO NOT TUMBLE DRY - Tumble drying may cause garment shrinkage.  


Possum fur is beautiful and soft to the touch.  It is the ultimate in luxury when used to create fashion wear garments. 

Possum and Merino is a luxurious and uniquely New Zealand yarn made from the blending of two of our natural finest fibres – Possum fur and superfine Merino wool.  Each Possum fibre is hollow and thus gives excellent insulation whilst ensuring that the garments are lightweight and very soft. Possum fur has many health attributes also – holding its warmth and therefore assisting in blood flow.  It can be helpful to people who suffer from conditions that prevent them from keeping warm, such as diabetes and Raynaud’s disease, as it holds its warmth thereby assisting with blood flow.  As well as being incredibly soft and warm the yarn is strong and durable.  With its superior anti-piling qualities, it wears better than cashmere or mohair 

Originally introduced from Australia in the mid 1800s, the Possums in New Zealand eat many tonnes of our forests and natural habitation each night.  Therefore, our conservation groups encourage the commercial use of Possum fur fibre to help eradicate this pest and as such play an important role in the protection of New Zealand’s native fauna and flora.  By buying our products you too are helping save New Zealand’s natural habitat. 


All Koru knitwear is manufactured from a premium blend of natural fibres for the ultimate warmth and silky softness … feel the difference. 

Koru Knitwear is proudly manufactured by Knitting Establishment Ltd.  Their manufacturing premises are located in Warkworth, New Zealand, where they have been producing quality knitwear for over 30 years.  Knitting Establishment Ltd is a family owned and managed business which is dedicated to providing retail businesses with high quality knitwear that fits well, looks great and is a pleasure to wear.