Noble Wilde - Merino Possum
This range of knitwear is made in New Zealand from a yarn that is a combination of Merino Wool and eithically sourced Possum Fur. The Brushtail Possum being an introduced species to New Zealand and has no natural preditor there and so is an environmental disaster. The species is protected in Australia where it is from, so it is not under any threat but it is a very real threat to the flora and fauna of New Zealand. As such there is a policy to reduce numbers there significantly. The Merino Sheep was the first sheep breed to be introduced in New Zealand
The Possum Fur when combined with Merino Wool produces an exceptionally soft and warm yarn that is both lighter and warmer than wool on its own. The resultant knitwear is light, warm, very breathable and luxuriantly soft.