lightweight & comfortable
Brushtail Possum fibres are tapered in shape and only 1-2 microns at the tip. This unique feature provides fabrics with superior softness. Brushtail Possum fibres are hollow and when finished they burst to the surface of fabric. This ‘halo effect’ creates its lightness of touch.
Brushtail Possum fibres have hollow core pockets, meaning the individual fibres trap and retain more warmth for the wearer compared to other fibres. This offers the wearer superior warmth with a lighter weight garment.
long lasting & breathable
Due to the unique fibre structure and the way Perino fabrics are finished with Brushtail possum fibres sitting on the surface, Perino fabrics are less inclined to pill. This provides the wearer a more durable garment, that looks new for longer. In addition, the combination of Brushtail possum fibre with either merino or cashmere creates a very breathable fabric.
ethical, responsible & sustainable
Raw materials used in our Perino yarns are ethically, humanely and responsibly sourced by carefully selected suppliers. These experts ensure certified farms supply our wool and cashmere and experienced hunters and trappers collect our Brushtail Possum fibre. This provides designers and consumers piece of mind and the knowledge that the garments they are wearing are positively impacting our environment.