Possum Wool Gumboot Socks

These Possum Gumboot socks are specifically engineered for tough feet and tougher conditions.

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30719
NZD$39.95
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  NZ/AUS Mens EU USA Mens
S 3-5 36-38 4-5.5
M 5.5-7.5 39-41 6-8.5
L 8-10.5 42-45 9-11.5

 

These Possum Gumboot socks are specifically engineered for tough feet and tougher conditions.

Incorporating a reinforced sole, elastic leg and arch support.

These work socks are made from a unique blend of recycled possum fibre, wool and other natural fibres, and nylon for strength.

Very generously sized! If in doubt go down a size.

Made in New Zealand from 42% wool, 20% possum fibre, 28% nylon and 2% lycra.

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.

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.

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