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Warmth without weight

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. Visit our Perino yarns page to see the latest yarn collections by clicking on the Perino yarns link below.

WARMTH WITHOUT HARM

The Brushtail possum is a notified pest in New Zealand. The species was introduced into New Zealand during the 19th century. It thrived in the country’s forests and the population exploded.

Every year, possums cause immense harm to the country’s natural flora and fauna. Possum control programmes are in place to try and protect native trees, plants and birdlife. The fibre we source is a by-product of those eradication programmes. It is collected from a small number of carefully selected regions and only at certain times of the year. We blend it with only the finest microns of merino or cashmere to guarantee softness and consistency.

CARING FOR PERINO

Detailed instructions to ensure you get the most out of your Perino yarn
Click here for more information and a downloadable file. Perino is also composed of Cashmere. More information on our Cashmere fibre.

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HERMES−PARIS USED PERINO YARN IN A GARMENT FEATURED IN THEIR READY TO WEAR WOMAN’S COLLECTION.

Perino Yarns Specifications

Perino Cirrus

  • 40% Cashmere
  • 40% Brushtail Possum Down
  • 20% Mulberry Silk
  • 36/2 Nm
  • 28/2 Nm

Perino Nimbus

  • 65% Ultra Fine Merino Wool
  • 25% Brushtail Possum Down
  • 10% Mulberry Silk
  • 36/2 Nm
  • 28/2 Nm
  • 18/2 Nm

Perino Alto

  • 70% Fine Merino Wool
  • 30% Brushtail Possum
  • 28/2 Nm

Minimums: 25 kg per colour for Cirrus and Nimbus blends. 150 kg per colour for all other blends.
Possum Down: Fibre with less coarse guard hairs, reducing the average fibre by 2 microns.
Depigmented: Technology altering the pigmentation in individual fibres—limited quantities available
Delivery: 4 to 6 weeks ex works from confirmation of colour and receipt of order.
Payment terms: Please enquire at time of order.

Sampling: Request a sample today.

PERINO VIDEO

In our quest to find the most sumptuous fibre we could imagine, Woolyarns’ yarn engineers have continued to push the boundaries.

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