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Possum and Merino  1806 Cable Half Zip Sweater - This classic cable sweater will become your go to piece.  With an intricate cable design pattern and deer leather ‘MM’ branding patch sewn on the hem.  It is beautifully shaped for ultimate comfort.
Possum and Merino  1806 Cable Half Zip Sweater - This classic cable sweater will become your go to piece.  With an intricate cable design pattern and deer leather ‘MM’ branding patch sewn on the hem.  It is beautifully shaped for ultimate comfort.
Possum and Merino  1806 Cable Half Zip Sweater - This classic cable sweater will become your go to piece.  With an intricate cable design pattern and deer leather ‘MM’ branding patch sewn on the hem.  It is beautifully shaped for ultimate comfort.
Possum and Merino  1806 Cable Half Zip Sweater - This classic cable sweater will become your go to piece.  With an intricate cable design pattern and deer leather ‘MM’ branding patch sewn on the hem.  It is beautifully shaped for ultimate comfort.
Possum and Merino  1806 Cable Half Zip Sweater - This classic cable sweater will become your go to piece.  With an intricate cable design pattern and deer leather ‘MM’ branding patch sewn on the hem.  It is beautifully shaped for ultimate comfort.
Possum and Merino  1806 Cable Half Zip Sweater - This classic cable sweater will become your go to piece.  With an intricate cable design pattern and deer leather ‘MM’ branding patch sewn on the hem.  It is beautifully shaped for ultimate comfort.
Possum and Merino  1806 Cable Half Zip Sweater - This classic cable sweater will become your go to piece.  With an intricate cable design pattern and deer leather ‘MM’ branding patch sewn on the hem.  It is beautifully shaped for ultimate comfort.
Possum and Merino  1806 Cable Half Zip Sweater - This classic cable sweater will become your go to piece.  With an intricate cable design pattern and deer leather ‘MM’ branding patch sewn on the hem.  It is beautifully shaped for ultimate comfort.
Possum and Merino  1806 Cable Half Zip Sweater - This classic cable sweater will become your go to piece.  With an intricate cable design pattern and deer leather ‘MM’ branding patch sewn on the hem.  It is beautifully shaped for ultimate comfort.

1806 Cable Half Zip Sweater

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Possum and Merino

1806 Cable Half Zip Sweater - This classic cable sweater will become your go to piece.  With an intricate cable design pattern and deer leather ‘MM’ branding patch sewn on the hem.  It is beautifully shaped for ultimate comfort.

MENS SIZE GUIDE

The chart below indicates what size garment you should order, depending on your body size.  It does not represent the actual garment measurements.  The fit of our garments will vary depending on the design, some are a slim fit shaped to the body, while some are a looser, straight fit that skims the body.  There measurements are a general guide only. 

For your Chest measurement, measure around the widest part of your Chest, with arms by your side.  For your waist measurement, measure around the smallest part of your waist, with feet together.  

Size

Chest cm  (in)

Waist cm  (in)

S

92  (36)

77  (30)

M

97  (38)

82  (32)

L

102  (40)

87  (34)

XL

107  (42)

92  (36)

2XL

112  (44)

97  (38)

Garment Care

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.