Possum Fur and Merino Wool Combined
Characteristics Of Possum And Merino Fibres:
Warmth: Possum fibre is hollow, like a polarbears, this makes it one of the best insulating fibres in the world. It is unbeatable for warmth in the winter and still breathes well when the temperature heats up in spring. Merino fibres also act as a buffer for your body against the outside air. The fibres help trap air in between themselves and this acts as a layer of insulation. Merino fibres are one of the only natural fibres that can keep creating heat when wet.
Durability: Possum fibre has a long life expectancy. The fibre is stretchy and this helps it resist breaking. It also won't pill and when mixed with Merino it makes the garment pill free which increases the lifetime of your product. Merino fibre is longer than the possum fibre and therfore helps bond the two fibres together increasing a garments ability to remain smooth and making it more resistant to wear.
Comfort: Warm and luxuriously soft! Possum fibre is extremely soft and non-irritable. The soft fibre ends and hollow core give the product smooth cushioning feeling when it is against the skin. Once you try it on you won’t want to take it off! High quality Merino won't prick or itch the ultra fine fibres simply bend when pressed into the skin.
Lightweight: The hollow possum fur and fine Merino make for an extremely lightweight product. On a weight to insulation ratio Possum/Merino performs better than nearly all other natural fibre products.
Colour: New Zealand grown Merino fibre is renowned for being brighter and whiter than the rest of the world. This increases the potential colour choices for Merino Possum textiles and improves the garments ability to retain colour without fading.
Like most natural fibres Merino wool and Possum are resistant to odours and actively handle moisture by drawing it away from the body and releasing it. This means more wear with less washing and also adds to the life time of the product.