Step out in our luxurious Lothlorian New Zealand made Possum Merino 9980 Lace Poncho.
9980 - Lothlorian Lace Poncho. This stylish poncho has a lace pattern incorporating a fern motif. We have combined the qualities and natural warmth of fine Merino Wool with the softness of Possum fur and added a little nylon. Now you can enjoy the luxury of wearing this exclusive garment.
50% Merino Lambswool, 40% Possum fur, 10% Nylon.
- One size fits all.
- Lace pattern incorporating a fern motif.
- New Zealand made.
Lothlorian Women's Size Conversion Guide:
Please Note - Measurements for the Body and Sleeve are taken from the nape of the neck
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 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 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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Absolutely LOVE these ponchos , bought my first one in Queenstown eight years ago and I’m still wearing it. I now own a navy, red, plum, raspberry and cobalt and I have also purchased a few for family gifts. They’re great for a little extra warmth around home throughout the winter. They’re lightweight easily washed and fabulous for travelling. Always on the lookout for new colours & patterns.
What a stunning piece of clothing.
Covid time and on the Tranzalpine train many people asked about my poncho, made in New Zealand and beautiful and warm and functional and divine.
I bought this as a gift for my daughter who is delighted with it. She says it’s stylish and warm without being heavy. She’s living in Australia and says it’s much admired by her friends who aren’t familiar with the beauty and warmth of our possum kni
Beautiful garment, light weight and comfortable to wear.