Merinomink™ Possum Merino Gloves
Warm and cosy - nothing beats Possum Merino gloves!
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Soft, warm gloves knitted in a luxurious blend of Possum fur and Merino. By Merinomink™
Warm and cosy - nothing beats Possum Merino gloves! One size that fits most women - unless you have much larger or smaller than average hands. Ribbed at the cuff. Colours match the Merinomink™ Felted Hat.
Knitted in New Zealand using a premium blend of 40% Possum fur, 50% Merino and 10% Silk.
About Possum Merino
Once you’ve tried it nothing else will feel as warm and soft. Possum Merino is a wonderful blend of possum fur and superfine New Zealand Merino wool with a texture similar to cashmere - luxuriously soft, incredibly lightweight, exceptionally warm and easy to wear. It won’t pill, it won’t wrinkle, it’s anti-static and is an innovative and practical market solution to an environmental challenge facing New Zealand.
The Brushtail Possum fibre has two rare qualities
- No scales so the fibre itself resists pilling as there is no friction. MerinominkTM garments stay looking new for ages. The more possum fibre in the blend the more the garments resist pilling!
- A hollow structure so the fibre has a very high warmth to weight ratio, air is trapped both within the fibre and in the fabric when blended with high crimp, fine Merino (just like insulation) so that is why MerinominkTM garments are so warm yet not bulky. For its weight, Merino wool blended with Brushtail Possum fibre is twice as warm as any other wool blend in the world!
Please follow those on care label attached to the garment. Cool hand wash with a gentle detergent. Cool rinse well. Lay flat to dry in the shade. Do not bleach. Do not tumble dry. Drycleanable.
Knitwear is the heritage, life and passion of Snowy Peak Limited, parent company of MerinominkTM. Established in 1981, Snowy Peak Limited is based in Christchurch, New Zealand. The company is named after the high country property in Canterbury in the South Island of New Zealand on which Peri Drysdale, the company founder, grew up.
Snowy Peak Limited pioneered the use of Brushtail Possum fibre blended with wool in 1992 and following deep research, launched MerinominkTMon the market in 1996. In 1998 it also launched Untouched WorldTM, an ethical lifestyle fashion brand and retail concept.
The vision of Snowy Peak Ltd, is to create a healthy, vital and dynamic future for the planet and its people, through both its products and business activity.
Having firmly established a reputation for innovative design, luxurious quality and authentic provenance, MerinominkTM has become a coveted brand for celebrities and royalty alike.
About the Brushtail Possum
The use of Brushtail Possum fibre in New Zealand benefits our environment by contributing to a reduction in the use of broadcast poisons; and to the effort to protect our native forest and birds. The Brushtail Possum is an animal introduced to New Zealand in 1837 from Australia; it is only found in Australasia. The Brushtail Possum is New Zealand’s biggest ecological threat.
Brushtail Possums occupy 95% of New Zealand, with an estimated total of nearly 60 million eating their way through thousands of tonnes of native vegetation each night, they also eat the eggs and chicks of our native species. They are legally classified as pests. Much of the control of possums has been through broadcast toxic chemicals which New Zealand wants to reduce or eliminate.
The Department of Conservation (DOC) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) support our use of possum fur.