Step out in our luxurious Koru New Zealand made Possum Merino KO760 Textured Zip Jacket.
K0760 - Koru Textured Zip Jacket. This jacket is very similar to Style KO478 but has more length in the body, textured side panels and collar. The zip pockets are incorporated into the seams and the front of the garment is fully lined with NZ merino jersey knit. This garment also features shaping in the front & side seams for a flattering fit. 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
- Full Zip Jacket with side zip pockets.
- Tailored fit with additional body length.
- 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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Excellent quality, lovely and warm and a great versatile colour. Extremely pleased with my purchase. Possum-merino is not cheap but well worth the investment as it keeps its appearance for a long time.
This jacket maintains its shape well and is light to wear. Worn with one or two merino layers is a must for keeping warm and comfortable on those cold days.
Fast delivery. Thank you.
Since I discovered Merino wool, I prefer this material to wear. I was very pleased to discover these zip Jackets. When winter starts I treat myself with another colour and sometimes I choose for a different length. They keep me warm and because of the different colours I can vary. The jackets stay nice, in form.I am looking forward to another colour next winter. I thank Mi Woolies for the quick delivary and responding my emails.