Possum and Merino  MS4053 Eco Jacket - Woman's Eco Blend Jacket.  Rugged outdoor wear.
Possum and Merino  MS4053 Eco Jacket - Woman's Eco Blend Jacket.  Rugged outdoor wear.
Possum and Merino  MS4053 Eco Jacket - Woman's Eco Blend Jacket.  Rugged outdoor wear.

MS4053 Eco Jacket

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Possum and Merino

MS4053 Eco Jacket - Woman's Eco Blend Jacket.  Rugged outdoor wear.

Yarn - 25% Recycled Possum Fibre, 60& Natural Fibres (Silk, Wool, Angora) and 15% Nylon (ECO BLEND)

ECO BLEND - Is a yarn created using fibre fluff that is normally discarded during the yarn manufacturing process.  MKM have collected and respun these fibres to create an entirely new yarn with exceptional properties.  Its an innovation that has turned production waste into premium yarn that combines the best characteristics of its component fibres.



Chest (cm)

Chest (IN)

Waist (cm)

XS (8 - 10)

82 - 87

32 - 34

74 - 79

S (10 - 12)

87 - 92

34 - 36

79 - 84

M (12 - 14)

92 - 97

36 - 38

84 - 89

L (14 - 16)

97 - 102

38 - 40

89 - 94

XL (16 - 18)

102 - 107

40 - 42

94 - 99

2XL (18 - 20)

107 - 112

42 - 44

99 - 104


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 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. 


MKM is manufactured by Manawatu Knitting.  Our products are 100% New Zealand made and the fibres we use are drawn from around our beautiful country.  Because of this, Manawatu Knitting Mills is dedicated to the preservation of our country’s unique environment. 

We strive to be business that has minimal negative impact on the global and local environment, who meets the needs of the present world without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. 

We are a family owned business with connections dating back over 30 years.  We pride ourselves on our innovation, our support of local industry and fibre, and most importantly, our connection to the people who ensure the industry that we occupy continues to thrive – our customers. 

A constant drive for innovation and new ideas has seen Manawatu Knitting Mills survive the twists and turns of over 137 years, mirroring New Zealand’s coming of age from a colony to a nation.

While other manufactures have made the decision to move off shore, Manawatu Knitting Mills has always been determined to remain a New Zealand Business in every sense.

Adapting and changing with the market demands has been the driving force of the success of our business.