MKM Originals Eco Possum and Wool Vest

Perfect for walking the dog, gardening or working on the land.

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SKU
30046
NZD$179.00
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Size Chart

Women's Body Size Guide
Size to Order S M L XL XXL 3XL
Bust (cm) 86 - 90 91 - 95 96 - 100 101 - 108 109 - 115 116 - 122
Waist (cm) 68 - 72 73 - 77 78 - 82 83 - 90 91 - 97 98 - 104
Hip (cm) 92 - 96 97 - 101 102 - 106 107 - 114 115 - 121 122 - 128
Size to order S M L XL XXL 3XL
Bust (inches) 34 - 35½ 36 - 37½ 38 - 39½ 40 - 42½ 43 - 45½ 46 - 48½
Waist (inches) 27 - 28½ 29 - 30½ 31 - 32½ 33 - 35½ 36 - 38½ 39 - 41½
Hip (inches) 36 - 38 39 - 40 41 - 42 43 - 44½ 45 - 47½ 48 - 50½

Our sizes compare with the following international sizes

Size to order S M L XL XXL 3XL
NZ / AUS 10 12 14 16 18 - 20 22 - 24
UK 10 12 14 - 16 16 - 18 120 22 - 24
USA 8 10 12 - 14 14 - 16 18 - 20 22 - 24
Germany 38 40 42 - 44 46 - 48 48 - 50 50 - 52

Warm and practical layer made in New Zealand from a blend of Recycled Possum Fibre and Wool.

Keeps your body warm and your arms free. Zips right up to keep your neck warm. Perfect for walking the dog, gardening or working on the land.

About the Recycled Eco Possum Blend

Ecoblend yarn is created using fibre fluff that is normally discarded during the yarn manufacturing process. This is collected and respun to create an entirely new yarn with exceptional properties. It is an innovation that has turned production waste into premium yarn that combines the best characteristics of its component fibres.

Ecoblend contains 25% Recycled Possum Fibre, 60% Natural Fibres (Silk, Wool and Angora) and 15% Nylon.

Care Directions

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.

About MKM Originals

MKM Originals workwear is a reflection of the region where it is made: the rural heartland of Manawatu in the central North Island of New Zealand. For more than 135 years, these garments have been tried and tested in many rugged conditions, from the shearing shed to the building site. Just good quality knitwear, designed and made in New Zealand, by New Zealanders – as original as it gets.

About the Brushtail Possum

The Australian Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) is a medium sized marsupial and was introduced into New Zealand in 1837. It is from a completely different family to that of the American Opossum, and has a fur quality similar to Mink. With no natural predators, numbers exploded to approximately 70 million in the 1980s, with possums chewing their way through 21 000 tons of native vegetation each night. As well as competing directly with native birds for food, possums eat birds’ eggs, chicks and insects. Their voracious appetite threatens the survival of many of our native plants, insects and birds, including the iconic flightless kiwi.

Animal health and conservation authorities spend 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. Recent figures have shown that due to two decades of control, possum numbers have dropped to approximately 30 million. However, we must remain vigilant as with no natural predators, New Zealand conditions are so favourable for possums, they are often able to breed twice a year and could easily and rapidly increase in numbers once again.

The New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) support the use of possum fur.

More Information
Garment Measurements

Body length measurements from shoulder to hem

S - 62cm / 24.4 inches
M - 64cm / 25.2 inches
L - 66cm / 26 inches
XL - 68cm / 26.8 inches
XXL - 70cm / 27.5 inches

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