The wool we use
Where the wool comes from
All Arctic Edge garments are made using a custom and sustainable wool blend, unlike anything else on the market today. The wool blend is spun in New Zealand and consists of :
- 60% ZQ Merino Wool
- 30 % Brushtail Possum fur
- 10 % Mulberry Silk
The ZQ merino wool is ethically sourced from free range sheep in New Zealand and Australia and is guaranteed non-mulesing.
The possum is a non-native, invasive animal to New Zealand and causes immense harm to the country's natural flora and fauna. The fibres sources are a by-product of the national eradication program. You can read more about the threat possums cause on the New Zealand Department of Conservation website.
The Mulberry Silk originates from China, and provides the wool blend and garments structural strength.
Luxury garments ... for extreme conditions
The blend is unique. And to feel it is to believe it. Luxuriously soft and warm. Arctic Edge knits this custom wool blend in a manner that creates long lasting, and functional garments, that are suitable for the great outdoors.