breakthrough blended yarn. It is the result of tireless research
to develop a truly luxurious yarn with all the well-known properties
of Zealana's brushtail possum blends. AIR features the actual down
from the brushtail possum fiber found in all of our yarns,
and when combined with 40% cashmere and 20% mulberry silk,
you get something extraordinary-an ultra soft, durable,
pill-resistant yarn that is lighter and warmer than 100% cashmere.
Not only does Zealana yarn make a great project greater,
its production helps make New Zealand's ecosystem a lot healthier.
To learn more about the impacts of non-native species and our
nationwide efforts to sustainably manage New Zealand's brushtail
possum population, see below.
Since its introduction to New Zealand by fur traders in the late 19th century, the non-native brushtail possum population
has reached staggering proportions largely due to the lack of natural predatorsthat would otherwise maintain an ecological balance.
The consequenses of their rapidly increasing numbers are many, including damaging impacts on New Zealand's native flora and fauna.
Zealana is commited to the responsible management of the brushtail possum in New Zealand,
and when you choose our yarns, you are choosing to be a part of our sustainability story.