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  Blowout! Possum Wool Cap Pink


Made in: New Zealand

product code: APW-007

Pinkish color, same as the other


About a decade before the Civil War, somebody from Australia brought a brushtail possum (we have the scary tooth rat-tailed kind) over to New Zealand, and since there are no predators in New Zealand, there are now, in 2009, more than 70 million of them.

They eat more than 20 tons of vegetation every night of the year, and it’s the good, friendly, native kind of vegetation that provides homes and food for New Zealand’s native wildlife, including the Kiwi. The loss of habitat alone is bad enough, but of course it has the expected consequences on native animals, many of whom are facing extinction now. Even vegan nature lovers would like to see these possums wiped out, but they propagate too fast for that, and so the government has subsidized their “capture” and businesses that make stuff from their supersoft, non-smelly, quite mink-like and warmer than merino wool fluff.

We’ve sold possum wool garments before, and several of the old-timers here still wear them every winter. It stays soft, washes well (don’t dry it), and holds up. It’s 40 percent possum, 50 percent Merino 10 percent nylon.

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 1   Write a review.

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Great hat December 20, 2012
Reviewer: E. Baldridge from Logan, UT United States  
Good size for a small head, but stretches so I can get my bun tucked underneath.  Soft, and not scratchy at all.  Keeps my ears nice and toasty.  The hat is actually a delightful raspberry sherbet color, which is much better than plain pink and I suspect much more flattering on most people.

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