NZ Merino and Merino Possum Knitwear at AOK Clothing

NZ Merino and Merino Possum knitwear are highly sought-after for their excellent quality and warmth.

Merino wool, sourced from Merino sheep in New Zealand, is known for its softness, breathability, and insulating properties. It is a preferred choice for making comfortable, durable, and versatile knitwear items such as capes,  sweaters, cardigans, scarves, and hats. 

NZ Merino and Possum capes have become one of our best selling products to the cruise ship industry. 

NZ Merino and Merino Possum at AOK Clothing

NZ Merino and Possum knitwear combines merino wool with possum fur, which is obtained from the brushtail possum, an introduced species in New Zealand. Possum fur is incredibly warm, lightweight, and has excellent moisture-wicking properties, making it a perfect addition to merino wool garments.

AOK Clothing specialises in providing superior knitwear to our customers.

Alongside the beautifully New Zealand Made Merino Possum garments, we also have our very own collection of Italian Made knitwear made from 100% New Zealand Merino Wool.

The quality of wool yarn is influenced by various factors, including the type of wool, processing methods, and the expertise of manufacturers. While it is not accurate to say that all Italian-manufactured wool yarn is superior to Chinese-made yarn, there are a few reasons why Italian wool yarn manufacturers have gained a reputation for producing high-quality products:

Tradition and Expertise: Italy has a longstanding tradition in textile manufacturing, and Italian companies often have generations of experience in processing and working with wool. They have developed a deep understanding of the material and mastered techniques to produce yarn of exceptional quality.

Wool Selection: Italian manufacturers often prioritize selecting premium wool fibers from specific breeds or regions known for producing fine-quality wool. The careful selection of raw materials can contribute to the overall quality of the finished yarn.

Processing Techniques: Italian manufacturers tend to employ meticulous processing techniques, including careful washing, dyeing, and spinning. These processes can enhance the softness, strength, and consistency of the yarn, resulting in a superior end product.

Design and Fashion Influence: Italy has long been recognized as a hub of fashion and design. Italian manufacturers may have a strong focus on creating yarn that aligns with emerging fashion trends, incorporating innovative designs, textures, and colors.

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