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Shaped Zip Jacket with pockets
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KO478 Shaped Zip Jacket

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Possum and Merino

KO478 Shaped Zip Jacket - One of our most popular designs, this jacket has zip pockets incorporated into the front seams.  The front of this garment is fully lined with merino jersey knit. 

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


The measurements shown in the size chart below are only a general guide.  They are not the actual garment measurements.  The measurements are to be use indicate which garment size will be best for you should order, depending on the size of your body.  Some garments are designed to fit slimly, a shapely fit, and some to fit loosely, a straighter loose fit.

Take the actual measurements, when standing up and with your arms to your side and your feet together, as follows:

  • Bust – around the widest part
  • Waist around the smallest part
  • Hips around the widest part



Bust cm

Waist cm

Hips cm

XS / 8

82 - 85

65 - 69

92 - 95

S / 10

86 - 89

70 - 73

96 - 98

M / 12

90 - 93

74 - 77

99 - 101

L / 14

94 - 97

78 - 81

102 - 104

XL / 16

98 - 101

82 - 85

105 - 108

XXL / 18

102 - 105

86 - 90

109 - 112

 Garment Care Instructions 

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 your garments good looks into the future.  

Garments 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 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 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.  Our manufacturing premises are located in Warkworth, New Zealand, where we have been producing quality knitwear for over 30 years.  Knitting Establishment Ltd is a family owned and managed business which is dedicated to providing our customers with high quality knitwear that fits well, looks great and is a pleasure to wear. 

Our Mission is to provide a high quality, New Zealand made product using sustainable and environmentally responsible methods.