Lynette and Ian Jarvis, of Opossum World

 As our Pop Up store is now closed, Lynette can be contacted directly on 06 835 7697 or 021 132 0148.



Unfortunately, due to the closing of the store in Hastings Street, we no longer have the museum but we are still able to provide you with high quality fashionwear manufactured right here in New Zealand.


Our purely New Zealand Possum fur and fine Merino wool blend, combines lightness and warmth, with softness and luxuriousness. It is the ultimate in luxury when woven into contemporary and classic clothing, ideal for all occasions!

Possum and Merino is a luxurious and unique 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 light and very soft. Possum fur has many health attributes also – holding its warmth and therefore assisting in blood flow. It has even assisted many diabetics with keeping the warmth in to aid 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 garments are made and manufactured right here in New Zealand and sent worldwide directly from Opossum World in lovely, Art Deco Napier, New Zealand. (Prices are in NZ Dollars.)

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  You can email us at opossumworld@outlook.com or phone us on +64 6 835 7697 or +64 21 132 0148