You can’t go wrong with a classic rib beanie. Especially when this one is made right here in Aotearoa with a mix of 40% Possum Fur, 53% Merino, and 7% Silk.
RRP is $52. This ribbed beanie can be worn your way at just $45.
What makes Merino wool and Possum fur mix so special?
Wool is one of nature’s best insulators. But thanks to Merino’s incredibly fine diameter, clothing is softer, lighter and more breathable than other wool, as well as drying faster and itch free! One of the merino wool’s best qualities is its ability to absorb large quantities of moisture vapour, and then move it away to evaporate into the air. This makes garments naturally breathable and wondrous to wear.
Meanwhile, Possum fur is one of the warmest natural fibres, second only to the fur of Polar bears and Arctic foxes. Possum fur has a texture that causes neighbouring fibres to cling to one another, minimising heat loss, and a hollow core that traps air in the shaft of the fibre, similar to double glazing or a thermos.
There are an estimated 35 million possums in Aotearoa; it’s a species that is one of the greatest threats to our natural ecosystem. So while merino sheep have a classic outdoor lifestyle, possums are truly wild, never farmed, and so every strand takes that extra bit of effort to come by.
The result of combining these two exceptional fibres is probably the warmest, driest, softest garments that you will ever put on. Don’t miss out on getting yours!