Step out in our luxurious Koru New Zealand made Possum Merino KO756 Moss Stitch Shrug.
K0756 - Koru Moss Stitch Shrug - One size fits all. This lightweight yet warm shrug can be worn two different ways, making it a very versatile piece and great for layering. We have combined the qualities and natural warmth of fine Merino Wool with the softness of Possum fur and added a little silk. Now you can enjoy the luxury of wearing this exclusive garment.
50% Merino Lambswool, 40% Possum fur, 10% Silk.
- One size fits all.
- Premium quality New Zealand Possum Fur / Merino Wool blend.
- New Zealand made.
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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 hand wash with a gentle detergent. Warm rinse well. Lay flat to dry in the shade. Do not bleach. Do not tumble dry. Drycleanable.
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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This is the second shrug I buy. I had a black one and now ordered a mocha. It is just as described, soft and warm. The best part is that I can fold it and have it in my bag for when I need it, and it still looks amazing when I put it on.
I bought this product based on a similar one I had recently seen in a shop while on holidays. The colour range and moss stitching of this shrug particularly appealed to me and so I took the chance and ordered it online. It arrived in a matter of days and the shrug exceeded my expectations. I absolutely love it and would happily order another one in a different colour - now to decide on the colour!
I'm very happy with this purchase and will wear it often.
I love the design, the warmth and cosines. Great service also.
I saw this shrug in a small shop on the west coast of the south island of New Zealand. Why didn't I buy it??? It looks like a blanket, but somehow your arms zip right in and it becomes a lovely, warm, and stylish shawl. It is not itchy. The color is vibrant and rich. I imagined still wrapping myself in the warmth in my later years. Luckily I found my obsession online at Miwoolies and had it shipped to my home in the US. This is a beautiful and functional piece I will treasure.
Friends and family have purchased another two of these based on how much they like this shrug. Fantastic warmth for weight and so much nicer than dragging a winter coat about.
Excellent for travel.
A very light and warm garment. Works well over mid layers (a bit difficult to wear under a jacket though). I could only imagine how warm and cosy a possum merino jumper would be!