Merino Possum Fingerless Gloves by Noble Wilde
Merino Possum fabric will absorb and expel moisture vapour to the external environment so maintianing the body's microclimate in changing conditions. 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 eczema.
Merino Wool 53% - Possum Fur 40% - Silk 7%
Made in New Zealand.
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By the 1940's, evidence of damage by possums to New Zealand's forest increased. The need for action on a national scale was recognized, and in 1951 a bounty was placed on the animal, but this did little to control the increasing and expanding population of possums.
In the early 1960's possums had spread to 84% of the country.
Today possums are considered the major animal pest in New Zealand with the number of possums estimated to exceed 70 million (twice the number of sheep). Possums are ravenous eaters that consume a staggering amount of native vegetation, which is in excess of 21, 000 tonnes per day.
The idea of blending Merino wool and possum fibres was first developed in 1992 by a New Zealand knitter. Merino Possum knitwear was developed as a by-product of the possum control program, making the Merino possum blend an environmentally sound choice.
The Unique Characteristics
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 the skin condition eczema.
Merino Possum fabric will absorb and expel moisture vapour to the external environment so maintaining the body's microclimate in changing conditions.
Great item and very warmBy: Richard on 1 January 2022These are excellent. Usually when I wear fingerless gloves my hands "get tired". Weird, I know. Wearing these however I have not had that same issue. Easy to work in and very warm. Highly recommended.
Great gloves..2 January 2020Great gloves, nice blend. Fast shipping. Thanks
Beautiful productBy: Caroline Moran on 1 January 2020The merino possum fingerless gloves are great for typing as they are nice and fine, so don't spread your fingers too far apart. Beautifully soft product.
GlovesBy: Mark Rice on 1 January 2020The gloves are lovely and are a beautiful high quality product. I’m going to purchase a cardigan for my wife, she’ll adore it I hope
Lovely and warmBy: Tim on 2 January 2019My hands were getting really cold, but I need to use a keyboard. These fingerless gloves are an excellent solution. Even though my fingers are exposed, because the rest my hand is toasty then the finger temperature is a great deal warmer. The gloves are soft and super warm due to the merino possum. I have a Noble Wilde merino jumper and it is so much warmer than any other jumper I have due to the possum.