Possum Merino Fern Edged Pashmina
A very stylish pashmina which is made of 55% Merino Wool, 35% Brushtail Possum Fur, 10% Pure Mulberry Silk.
It features a New Zealand fern pattern along one edge.
The pashmina is 1750mm (69 inches) long and 250mm (9.8 inches) wide. It is one size fits all and is available in Black/Bark, Heather/Black, Leaf/Black, Mocha/Bark, Blue/Black and Red/Black.
This range of possum merino accessories are distinguished by their strong emphasis on style, the quality of the raw materials and their excellent manufacture. All the products in this range are entirely New Zealand made and are enjoyed world over on account of their good looks and durability.
About McDonald Textiles
McDonald textiles produce garments which focus strongly on quality, style and construction. Many of the McDonald’s garment are trimmed with New Zealand lambskin leather, which provides gentle comfort, durability and great looks. All McDonald garments are Entirely New Zealand Made
The New Zealand Brushtail possum is a small nocturnal marsupial whose cost is soft, warm and lightweight. The hollow structure of the fur is the secret to this luxury. Trapped air inside the fibre is what makes it a warm natural insulator while at the same time keeping it light.
New Zealand Merino fleece is strong, resilient and gentle. The merino sheep are born and bred in New Zealand’s high country.
About Mulberry Silk
Silk has been used as one of the world’s most luxurious fibres for centuries, the silk used by McDonald Textiles is the highest quality available and is know as “Pure Mulberry Silk”. It possess a natural strength, hypo-allergenic and breathable qualities. These qualities make it a perfect fibre to enhance the wearability of a garment and also gives a garment a smooth feel.
About PossumsThe brush-tailed possum is a major pest in New Zealand. It was introduced from Australia in 1837 to establish a fur industry. In Australia its population is kept down from dingoes, bush fires and less palatable vegetation. In New Zealand conditions are quite favourable for possums and the population now tops 70 million. It is estimated that they consume 70 million tonnes of native and introduced vegetation per year.
The following is a series of points of the damage possums do:They damage our native forest. They eat the new growth leaving the old as well as eating berries and flowers. Often trees will end up dying.They compete with the native birds by eating insects and berries as well as eating their eggs and chicks, of which many are endangered species.They can damage crops as well as people’s gardens.They are a nuisance in suburban gardens.They spread bovine tuberculosis in cattle and deer which is damaging to the dairy industry.
Possum fur. Soft, warm, luxurious.The brushtail possum is a small marsupial with a coat of unique, valuable fur. Thesecret of this fur’s warmth is its hollow structure, an attribute found in only oneother species – the polar bear. With air trapped inside the fibre the fur providessumptuous warmth, natural insulation and incredible lightness. In New Zealandthis possum is also a major threat to our native wildlife – and its use in high-endfashion helps bolster our country’s conservation efforts.
Merino. Strong, snug, gentle.Born and bred in the high country regions of New Zealand, Merino fleece has aworld-leading reputation for being gentle, strong and resilient. With the finestof individual fibres this fleece provides perfect comfort while delivering warmthacross a huge range of conditions. We carefully select only the finest quality fibresfrom the very best of sources for our yarn.
Mulberry silk. Sleek, fine, exceptional.Pure mulberry silk has been regarded for centuries as one of the world’s mostluxurious natural fibres. With natural strength and hypoallergenic and breathablecharacteristics it is perfect material to ensure a smooth, comforting feel.