Possum and Merino
0527 MM Rib Beanie - Simple, stylish and exceptionally warm, this unisex ribbed beanie is the perfect accompaniment for an early morning winter stroll or a trip up to the slopes.
One size only
Made in New Zealand from a blend of 40% possum fur, 50% merino & 10% mulberry silk.
MerinominkTM are garments are a blend of find merino and luxurious possum fur. They are 100% natural fibres and should be handwashed to help maintain their superb loft and warmth. While MerinominkTM garments require less washing because they resist odour (making it easier on you and the environment) we do recommend washing your MerinominkTM garments on a regular basis to help them keep at their best.
MerinominkTM garments are manufactured to a very high colour fastness to reduce the risk of colour bleeding or fading however it is recommended that brightly coloured garments are never washed with pale shades or whites.
Proper care will give you a garment that will look good for many years to come. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if there is any concern.
Step 1 - Turn your garment inside out – this will help protect the garments outer surface, and help maintain its new look longer.
Step 2 - Gently hand wash in cold water (30oC /85oF).
Step 3 - Rinse thoroughly to remove all detergent.
Step 4 - Squeeze to not wring. Wringing or excessive agitation of the garment will damage the fibres.
Step 5 - A low to medium spin cycle in a washing machine is recommended to remove as much moisture as possible.
Step 6 - Dry flat immediately. Never leave wet garments stacked on one another for any length of time.
DO NOT TUMBLE DRY - Tumble drying will cause the garment to shrink and cause unrepairable damage.
POSSUM FUR AND MERINO WOOL BENEFITS
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 1800’s, 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.
Merinomink – Our Story
When exploding possum numbers threatened our pristine New Zealand environment, we saw an opportunity to protect our flora and fauna and deliver beautiful garments in the process.
Nearly three decades on from knitting the first ever possum garment, our garment engineers and product development teams continue to push the boundaries of what is possible.
We are proud to make every Merinomink™ garment in our workrooms in Christchurch, New Zealand, the home and heart of our brand. We work closely with our suppliers to ensure everything we procure adheres to our exacting quality standards and our sustainability ethos. We wholeheartedly believe that luxury should not come at the expense of people or the planet, so we go above and beyond to treat those we work with and our environment, with the utmost care and respect
Having firmly established a reputation for innovative design, luxurious quality and authentic provenance, Merinomink™ is sought after across the globe for its sustainable, timeless style.