Keep your hands perfectly cosy in our luxurious Koru Possum Merino Fingerless Gloves KO50.
Koru KO50 Fingerless Gloves are made from a luxurious blend of possum fur and superfine New Zealand Merino wool. So soft and warm you’ll never want to take them off. Matching Plain Scarf and Beanie are also available.
The gloves are in women’s sizes and an average woman wears a medium. Men should select one size up.
Premium quality 50% Merino Lambswool, 40% Possum fur, 10% Silk blend. Made in New Zealand.
About Possum Merino
Once you’ve tried it you will be converted as nothing else will feel as warm and soft. Possum Merino is a wonderful blend of possum fur and superfine micron New Zealand Merino wool. It is luxuriously soft, incredibly lightweight, exceptionally warm and comfortable to wear. It will not wrinkle or pill and it is anti static.
The possum fur fibre is incredibly insulating due to it's hollow nature and provides exceptional thermal warmth without weight. Research has shown that it is 55% warmer than Merino and 35% warmer than cashmere.
Superfine micron New Zealand Merino wool is renowned for its softness, all-seasons breathability and easy care durability. It will not irritate your skin like coarser wool can and it combines beautifully with possum fur to create garments of exceptional warmth and quality that are incredibly good value.
Please follow those on care label attached to the garment. Warm machine wash on wool cycle with a detergent suitable for wool. Do not bleach.
Facts about the New Zealand Brushtail Possum
The New Zealand Brushtail Possum is a medium sized marsupial that was introduced into New Zealand from Australia during the mid 1800's. It is from a completely different family to that of the North American Opossum, and it's fur quality is similar to mink. With no natural predators, numbers exploded to approximately 70 million in the 1980s. Possums currently eat about 20,000 tons of native vegetation each night. In addition to this they compete directly with native birds for food and they also eat birds eggs, chicks and insects. Their insatiable appetite threatens the survival of many of our native plants, insects and birds, including our national bird the kiwi.
The Department of Conservation spends many millions of dollars each year on trapping and controversial poisoning campaigns in attempts to control the pest. In addition, the possum fur industry helps to keep the possum numbers down. Current research shows that due to twenty five years of control, possum numbers have dropped to approximately 40 million. However, with New Zealand's favourable climatic conditions possums are able to breed twice a year and numbers could rapidly increase once again.
Mi Woollies believes in a market solution to the possum problem. Efforts to reduce the millions of possums in New Zealand’s forests have been boosted by companies that market possum fur. So, by choosing to wear our luxurious Possum Wool knitwear, or one of our unique Possum fur products, you are helping to preserve the fragile and beautiful New Zealand environment.
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These were a gift for someone who suffers from arthritis. They were absolutely thrilled with them.
Beautifully soft, warm & ideal.
Love wearing Koru knitwear
I love this blend of yarn - there's nothing like it. (This is my second pair of possum/merino fingerless gloves, first Koru pair.) The colour is gorgeous and they fit excellently. Thanks for your help and quick dispatch.
My hands are about 7"/ 18 cm circumference across the palm. The Small size fits well. Soft and warm, I love these mitts. I wear them when I take the dog out, so that I can get the treats out of my pocket!
Keep my hands warm but am still able to work while wearing them.
I am extremely picky and I must say these gloves are the BEST. They are very soft and comfortable and warm too. I bought several other pairs and was not happy with the quality of the product itself. The sizing is spot on too. Thank you for a wonderful pair of gloves. I will be a repeat customer and pass the word to family and friends about your site and your products.
Excellent mittens and very warm. I can still use my fingers but they stay warm.
Love these fingerless gloves. So warm and toasty. Great for driving, and wearing indoors, and outdoors when its cold.
My daughter suffers from chillblains these gloves have been a wonder
THESE GLOVES ARE THICK, WARM AND WELL MADE. DEFINITELY A KEEPER. THE ULTIMATE OF LUXURY.
So soft and incredibly warm.