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Perino yarn for high-end knitwear and apparel comes in three main blends. Our minimum order for sampling can be as little as 5 kilos and bulk for our high-end Perino yarns start from 40 kilos. Perino yarns can be custom made to your specifications for these minimums start at 150 kilos.

Our minimum order for sampling Perino yarns can be as little as 5 kilos and bulk for our high-end Perino yarns start from 40 kilos.

Although we generally only sell to knitting manufacturers, if you meet our minimum order requirements we would love to hear from you. 

We stock a few high-end select blends of our Perino yarn. However we specialise in custom-made yarns, so yes you can select a count you require.

We specialise in custom-made yarns, so yes you can select a colour you require, we custom dye almost any colour [Substrate dependant].

We deliver our Perino yarn to your specifications on cone.

Everything about Perino conjures opulence: the handle of the yarn; its lightness of touch; the remarkable warmth that possum fibre delivers. Include the touch that is Perino in your apparel lines for a clear and highly valued point of difference that is luxuriously light and seductively soft. 

At Woolyarns we blend various combinations of Brushtail Possum, Cashmere, Extra Fine Merino Wool and Mulberry Silk to create a yarn that is of superior quality.

At Woolyarns we are able to customise our yarn thickness so that it can be used on machine gauges from 8 to 14. 

For optimal results with the Perino yarn we recommend using 12-14 gauge knitting machinery.

Final garments made from Perino yarn offer the wearer incredible draping garments; with a lightness of touch and remarkable warmth.

The brushtail possum ingredient in Perino yarn adds several benefits to the finished garment including:very low pilling, durability, insulation and anti odour properties.

Yes, Brushtail Possum fibres are superior to Cashmere in their attributes.

Fibre Attributes

High performing. Lightweight insulation. The hollow structure of possum fibres means they can trap more air. Because air is a poor conductor of heat, the more air trapped within a fibre and the fibre structure, the more warmth it will retain for the wearer.

In independent testing, fabric containing possum fibres were found to be 55% warmer than merino and 35% warmer than cashmere fabrics of the same weight and knit structure.

Low pilling. Fabrics containing possum fibre are less inclined to pill.

Breathable fabric. Possum fibres have a complex structure made up of a water holding interior, known as the cortex, and a water repelling exterior known as the cuticle. Sweat takes longer to condense into liquid, keeping the wearer more comfortable. At the same time the fibres are naturally shower repellent on the outside.

Soft to touch. The combination of the fibre scale structure and the unique finishing process required for fabrics containing possum fibre gives it a soft, light touch.

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Woolyarns sell Zealana hand knitting yarns to distributors only. The minimum quantity for ordering these Zealana hand knitting yarns are 150 kilos. 

However, for retailer enquiries in New Zealand contact us using the form below. if you want to purchase small quantities, please visit our website for more information and see the full list of stockists close to you. 

Woolyarns do not sell Zealana directly to the public, however we provide a full list of stockists on our website 

Zealana yarns are sold in NZ, AUS, USA, CAN and EUR. If you do not live in the countries that we sell our products, then you can visit a number of online stores which deliver world wide.  

Zealana is a trademark brand of ultra soft, light, warm and durable luxury hand knitting yarns produced by Woolyarns Limited in New Zealand. Woolyarns is a leading yarn innovator dedicated to elevating New Zealand’s already superior, natural fibers with the exceptional properties of New Zealand Brushtail Possum fiber.

Zealana yarns offer luxurious handle, they use high quality natural fibers including fine merino, cashmere and superior yarn manufacturing making them some of the finest hand-knitting/crochet yarns available in the world.

Zealana is available in three series, each providing different benefits and characteristics to your knitting:

ZEALANA LUXURIA SERIES - LUXURIOUS BLENDED CASHMERE & BRUSHTAIL POSSUM DOWN YARNS

ZEALANA PERFORMA SERIES MACHINE WASHABLE BRUSHTAIL POSSUM BLENDED YARNS

ZEALANA ARTISAN SERIES SOFT, COZY, LOFTY + DURABLE, BRUSHTAIL POSSUM BLENDS

Not only does Zealana yarn make a great project greater, its production helps make New Zealand’s ecosystem a lot healthier. 

For further information on our Zealana yarn please visit here

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Yes we can trace your previous blend and count, the minimum re order starts at 150kg per colour for machine knit yarns and 400kg for carpet yarns.

Yes we can trace your previous blend and count, the minimum re order starts at 150kg per colour for machine knit yarns and 400kg for carpet yarns.

Although we generally only sell to manufacturers, if you meet our minimum order requirements of 150kgs we would love to hear from you.

We deliver our yarn to your specifications on either hank or cone.

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Our minimum order for specialty INZpire carpet yarns vary for different blends - most minimums start at 100kg per colour.

Our minimum order for specialty INZpire carpet yarns vary for different blends - most minimums start at 100kg and using our hank dyeing service can be broken down to smaller quantities.

All of our yarns are custom-made, so yes you can select a count you require

All of our yarns are custom-made, so yes you can select a colour you require, we custom dye almost any colour [Substrate dependant].

Yes our hank dyeing facilities include two sample vats. Dyeing available for any quantity from 5-380kg.

We deliver our yarn to your specifications on either hank or cone.

Inzpire is best known for it's use in Luxury residences, super yachts, private jets and even Palaces. We provide exceptional fibres in vibrant colours and textures that no-one else can offer.

We deliver you small batches of intricate yarn crafted to the highest standards. The natural yarns of our INZpire brand are engineered to inspire you to create the world’s best carpets with innovative blends and bespoke natural yarns, coloured to your specifications and skilfully brought together to be breathtakingly luxurious.

What to expect from Inzpire – high value batch runs of carpet yarn, made so precisely it borders on the obsessive, in vibrant colours and textures that no-one else can offer. 

We provide limitless customisation with our color range and sourced fibers, we use leading machinery and our Chem-Set to create a product of the highest quality.

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Our minimum order for Callibra yarns vary for different blends and depend on stock levels-- most minimums start at 50kg per colour.

Our minimum order for Callibra yarns vary for different blends and depend on stock levels-- minimums start at 50kg per colour for stock yarns and 150kg for new custom blends.

Although we generally only sell to manufacturers, if you meet our minimum order requirements we would love to hear from you. 

All of our yarns are custom-made, so yes you can select a count you require.

All of our yarns are custom-made, so yes you can select a colour you require, we custom dye almost any colour [Substrate dependant] 

We deliver our yarn to your specifications on either hank or cone.

We provide the innovation and knowledge to create the Callibra yarn for apparel, knitwear, carpet and hosiery. 

You can expect a product that is of the highest quality and we offer limitless possibilities for customisation.

We provide innovation and skill when sourcing our fibers and are constantly pushing boundries to create a yarn that is of an exceptional standard. 

We’re driven by quality. Woolyarns’ yarn engineers take the finest worsted and other fine natural and synthetic fibres that apparel makers wouldn’t automatically associate with clothes to engineer impeccably made or blended Callibra yarns that will inspire you as a textile maker.

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The closest factory shop is in Palmerston North at Manawatu Knitting Mills.

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Our classic Woolyarns fine yarns are available single or twisted. As always, small, customised batches ensure you get the high quality yarns you’re looking for, made to your exact specifications.

For further information on our yarn specifications, delivery and batch sizes you can visit our dedicated page here

To talk to us about samples, orders, purchase enquiries or anything related you can contact us below.

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Our team works tirelessly to research and develop quality yarns that we hope will inspire you to make unique products. We offer beautiful New Zealand made yarns for hand knitting, hank dyed or fibre dyed to your requirements in customised batches. Choose a classic Woolyarns hand knitting yarn, and we will ball, label and package your order, starting from as little as 150kg per batch.

For further information on our yarn specifications, delivery and batch sizes you can visit our dedicated page here

To talk to us about samples, orders, purchase enquiries or anything related you can contact us here

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At Woolyarns, we focus on getting the most out of the natural fibres or yarns we source. We draw on our knowledge and skills in apparel, hosiery & knitwear to engineer carpet yarns that inspire luxurious and innovative products. We deliver you what the volume makers can’t – small batches of yarn made from fibres that other carpet makers don’t have, crafted the way you need them, Chem-Set and coloured to your exact specifications.

For further information on our yarn specifications, delivery and batch sizes you can visit our dedicated page here

To talk to us about samples, orders, purchase enquiries or anything related you can contact us here

 

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Woolyarns offers technical support whether it be pre or post purchase. Our highly skilled team are available to answer questions and solve problems around the clock, it is all part of our quality service. 

For all enquiries click here and Woolyarns will connect you further with the appropriate department.

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At Woolyarns, we focus on getting the most out of the fibres we source. We produce natural fibre yarns that no-one else can: custom made to inspire great textile manufacturers like you to make market-leading products.

At Woolyarns we work very closely with our clients and are able to accomodate all needs and requirements by offering full customisation and a range of batch sizes. 

At Woolyarns we offer a dynamic range of uses for our products;

Perino                        Knitwear / Apparel / Hosiery 

Inzpire                       Carpet yarns

Zealana                      Hand Knitting yarns

Callibra                       Knitwear / Apparel / Hosiery / Carpet

Woolyarns constantly strives to innovate. We work closely with customers both pre- and post-sale, drawing on our vast machinery and product knowledge and our working knowledge of specialised finishing techniques to ensure you can deliver products that are truly market leading in quality.

Learn more about our many different innovations.

At Woolyarns we are able to customise our yarn thickness so that it can be used on machine gages from 8 to 14. 

For optimal results we recomend using gages 12-14 on our yarns.

Yes, our Brushtail Possum fibres are superior to Cashmere in their attributes.

Fibre Attributes

High performing. Lightweight insulation. The hollow structure of possum fibres means they can trap more air. Because air is a poor conductor of heat, the more air trapped within a fibre and the fibre structure, the more warmth it will retain for the wearer.

In independent tests, possum fibres were found to be 55% warmer than merino and 35% warmer than cashmere fabrics of the same weight and knit structure.

Low pilling. Fabrics containing possum fibre are less inclined to pill.

Breathable fabric. Possum fibres have a complex structure made up of a water holding interior, known as the cortex, and a water repelling exterior known as the cuticle. Sweat takes longer to condense into liquid, keeping the wearer more comfortable. At the same time the fibres are naturally shower repellent on the outside.

Soft to touch. The combination of the fibre scale structure and the unique finishing process required for fabrics containing possum fibre gives it a soft, light touch.

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