These striped Socks, made from a blend of superfine Merino Wool and exceptionally warm Brushtail Possum fur, look great as well as keep your feet incredibly warm!  

Note from Lesley: I took a pair of these on a 10-day trip to Canada. I took other socks, but these were the only pair I ended up wearing.  For three reasons.  Number one, they are nice and thick and kept my feet warm.  Number two, the brilliance of merino at being antibacterial.  As gross as this might sound, I wore these for days and they did not smell. At all.  Ideal for tramping, hiking, or wherever washing facilities are limited.  And number three, you can still fling them in the washing machine when you finally do wash them.  Best to air dry though.

Made by Native World in New Zealand, the Striped Socks are available in colours (left to right in the photo) Flax, Charcoal, Graphite, Midnight, to match the Striped Beanie Hat, Scarf, Mittens and Gloves, also available here.

The Merino Possum Striped Socks are made from 29% Possum fur, 40% Merino wool, 30% Nylon and 1% Lycra, making the socks warm but also very wearable and long-lasting.

The socks are available in sizes Small, Medium, and Large:
Small = UK/NZ/AUS size 3 -5, USA 4 - 5.5, Euro 36 - 38, 21.5-24.5cm foot.
Medium = UK/NZ/AUS size 5.5 - 7.5, USA 6- 8.5, Euro 39-41, 25-28cm.
Large = UK/NZ/AUS size 8 - 10.5, USA 19 - 11.5, Euro 42 - 45, 28.5-30cm.

Experience the softness, warmth and breathability of Possum Merino.

LUXURY - Premium grade possum fur is carefully blended with fine merino lambswool to create an exclusive yarn that is warmer than wool alone.

WARM - The unique hollow structure of possum fibre enables it to trap heat, making possum/merino garments incredibly warm but also incredibly light to wear. 

Research by Otago University ( New Zealand) shows that Native World possum garments are 55% warmer than 100% merino wool and 35% warmer than 100% cashmere.

SOFT - Possum fur is soft to touch and gentle against the skin, making it a comfortable fibre for all to wear.

DRY - The wickability of Possum and Merino means moisture is moved away from the skin, leaving you warm and dry.

ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND - By purchasing this product you are helping save New Zealand's native birds and trees.  The Australian Brushtail Possum was introduced into New Zealand in the 1800s, with disastrous results.  The possums breed prolifically, kill our native birds and their eggs, and chew through enormous amounts of our native bush.  If we don't get rid of the possum, we face the possible extinction of native species, in particular our beloved Kiwi bird.

The manufacturers of Native World Possum Merino knitwear are also involved in the Kiwi Recovery Programme, by "adopting" Kiwi chicks reared at the Kiwi Recovery Centre.  So thank you for helping to Save the Kiwi!

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Shipping Times during Covid-19

Currently (January 2021), Airmail to Australia and the USA is taking about 5 weeks, and Airmail to the UK and Europe is taking 6-7 weeks.  Airmail to South America is at least 8 weeks, and allow up to 12 weeks.
Economy Courier and Express Courier are up to 10 working days worldwide.
As always, we do not guarantee Airmail or Courier shipping times, as they are beyond our control.
Courier shipping times within New Zealand are approximately one working day to the North Island, 2 working days to the South Island (with an overnight option available at a different price), and up to 3 days to rural areas.


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Tena Kotou,
I wish to thank you all very much for the delivery of the korowai, from NZ to Australia in speedy time. The parcel has been received in fabulous state of package and delivered to Australia in beautiful condition. What can we all say but thanks and thanks again.

Soyra, Australia, 5 June 2020

Hi, Received my lovely slippers today and I am very happy love the colour. My current NZ slippers are just worn out after many years.
I am more than satisfied as I know my new pair will last a long time, I have bought my slippers from NZ for many years as I'm assured they will last as I wear them all the time inside and out.

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Thanks so much, arrived in time for Mother's Day and this is what my Mum had to say about it: 
"Thanks so much for the wonderful present. The scarf is so warm and will be so well worn. Black is so versatile, goes with everything and smart too. Great gift!

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