Made using a unique Merino Possum blend.
The possum fibre has a hollow core. The significance of this is two fold, firstly, the hollow core traps a tunnel of air that provides extra-ordinary warmth (up to 30% more than 100% wool garment).
The only other animal with a hollow core fibre is the Polar Bear. Secondly, the hollow core creates a fibre lighter than most other natural fibres. In practice by blending 40% possum fibre into the yarn you can reduce the overall weight of a garment by more than 20%.
Merino Possum yarn is highly resistant to pilling.
Therapeutic benefits. There is scientific evidence that an enzyme in the possum fibre helps combat skin conditions like athlete’s foot and eczema.
Moisture vapour transmission – Both possum and Merino fibres have a complex as the cuticle. Merino Possum fabric will absorb and expel moisture vapour form the external environment or the body microclimate in changing conditions.