Archive for February, 2009

What Possum New Zealand Does with its Offcuts for Humans

February 9, 2009

It’s all  very well that people go on about being “ green” or environmentally conscious, but here at Possum New Zealand, it is a core philosophy that is part and parcel of the business.

As you can imagine being a manufacturer, Possum New Zealand has heaps of  eco-fur offcuts. We do not bin this resource but recycle in the following interesting  ways:

  • eco bag trimming
  • stuffing for pompom ranges
  • stuffing for cushion inners
  • strip cutting for our striped ranges or fur trim
  • buttons and decorative flowers.
  • Supplying to craft shops, designers and  schools

Possum New Zealand has hosted a dozen or more Possum Workshops by now for kids 5 – 14 years old.  The latest one had  the girls making their own possum fur trimmed cushion covers to their own design – they added their own bling and ribbons and we made a huge mess stuffing these to the max with the smaller possum fur off-cuts.  Wow, the warmest cushions this side of a polar bear!!!  Check out the pic of the finished products. These young, aspiring fashion designers really blew Ms Possum’s socks off with their originality and creativity.  The next workshop will be for grown up girls and we are already booked way out!!!

Fur Workshop

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What Possum New Zealand Does with it’s Offcuts for Animals

February 9, 2009

And something for you doting Mum’s of 4 legged creatures. Apparently there is something about possum fur that drives your cat or dog crazy. That is why we already developed the “Possum Fur Possie Tail” for you cat lovers for only NZ$38.

Gaylene is a Possum New Zealand fan and she has amassed a few furry designs over the years. She had this manic cat called Chocolate who went totally mad whenever the Possie Tail was thrown his way – he would leap over couches,hide round corners and pounce ferociously on this item and then “eat” the tail until there was just a shred of fluff left unceremoniously dangling from the leather lead. Scary!

One day Chocolate was found in Gaylene’s wardrobe dangling from a possum fur button of one of our knitted jackets – yep, he’d massacred all the bouffy possum buttons and gnawed them to bits! Oh dear, think he was trying to tell us something. So, we replaced not only the buttons but Chocolate got a new possie tail and everyone was happy.

So this next pic is for Mums of mini- canines: Jenni just got this handbag dog and we thought we’d see how “ Chino ” would like a bigger possum off-cut. Well, he just loves it and it’s part of his bedding arrangement not to mention the handbag liner.

Chino loves Possum

If you would like to spoil your fave animal like this, check out this link to our full possum hides you can buy in 19 different colours from NZ$61 including postage.

I know what you are going to say: what about clothes for the handbag dogs? Well, I’m waiting for that phone call from Paris Hilton – yeah right!

If you have a possum story to tell, drop me a line. See all you Fur Fashionistas later…..