Zealana is a leading yarn innovator dedicated to elevating New Zealand’s already superior, natural fibres with the exceptional properties of New Zealand Brushtail Possum fibre. Ultra soft and exceptionally warm due to the hollow nature of the possum fibre, Zealana's luxurious yarns are ultra soft to touch, light, warm and also wonderfully durable.
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 predators that would otherwise maintain an ecological balance. The consequences of rapidly increasing possum numbers are many, including damaging impacts on New Zealand’s native flora and fauna. Zealana is committed to the responsible management of the brushtail possum in New Zealand and the production of their yarn using possum fibre helps make New Zealand's ecosystem a lot healthier.
Zealana yarns use high quality natural fibers, including fine merino and cashmere, and superior yarn manufacturing to produce some of the finest and most luxurious hand knitting and crochet yarns available.