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How to wash woollens

The Kapeka Guide To Looking After Your Knitwear

What is the best way to care for your knitwear? 
This guide tells you all you need to know on how to care and wash all your knits including Merino wool, cashmere, alpaca and even Cervelt garments. 

I think it is safe to say comfort is king during 2020. As we have been spending more time than ever in the comfort of our own home, our favour knitwear pieces have been worn on repeat - so perhaps it is time to give them some TLC. We divulge how best to look after your favourite knitwear and little tips to keep them in tip-top shape.

All You Need To Know: Merino Base Layers, Body wear and Thermals

Regardless of what you call it base layers, body wear and thermals all are the close-fitting layer that are key to keeping warm and dry without the weight of heavy layers so you are free to move around comfortably. Here we will chat about why you should wear a merino base layer (and the quality of Merino you should know about!), how to wash your base layer, how a base layer should fit and what makes Kapeka's base layers superior by construction and performance. This is all you need to know for 2020 Winter!
Kapeka Women's Merino Base Layers and Thermals
Annie Evans NZ Miss New Zealand

Best of New Zealand - Top 3 Experiences: Annie Evans

In this weekly blog series we chat with our friends across New Zealand to find out what they rate is their top 3 New Zealand experiences and attractions. Our friends span from the top to the bottom of the Long White Cloud giving us the low-down on what is the best of New Zealand and what is special to them. 

This week we chat with Annie Evans on what she believes is her top things to see and do in New Zealand.

Kapeka's Model Jacinda Ardern - Kapeka Spends A Day With New Zealand's PM Jacinda Ardern

Bridget Morgan, our head designer for Kapeka, spent a day with Jacinda back before she was Prime Minister. They were able to hang out, like fellow Kiwi's do and support local businesses and brands on Waiheke Island. 

We chat with Bridget to find out what it is like spending a day with Jacinda Ardern and having her as a model!

Jacinda Ardern modelling for Kapeka NZ Knitwear
Why Merino wool socks are the best

4 Reasons Why Merino Wool Rocks Our Socks - And Will Rock Yours Too!

Merino wool is a natural fibre from Merino sheep. In New Zealand we have a fair few Merino sheep this fibre gets turned into everything from carpet, jerseys, base layers and you guessed it, socks. In this post we will discuss the why Merino wool make the best socks, whether it is for hiking, skiing, running or wearing day to day. It will rock your socks!!!

Best of New Zealand - Top 3 Experiences: Eliza Grigg

In this weekly blog series we chat with our friends across New Zealand to find out what they rate is their top 3 New Zealand experiences and attractions. Our friends span from the top to the bottom of the Long White Cloud giving us the low-down on what is the best of New Zealand and what is special to them.
I love seeing the differences between each person, it shows how diverse New Zealand is despite our small size.
This week we chat with member of NZ Ski Team, Eliza Grigg!
Best of New Zealand - Eliza Grigg
Top New Zealand Experiences and Attractions Moke Lake, Queenstown

Best of New Zealand - Top 3 Experiences: Olivia Rothwell

In this weekly blog series we chat with our friends across New Zealand to find out what they rate as their Top 3 Kiwi Experiences. Our friends span from the top to the bottom of the Long White Cloud giving us the low-down on what makes New Zealand special to them.
I love seeing the differences between each person, it shows how diverse New Zealand is despite our small size.

Surprising Benefits of being Made in New Zealand - Why It Matters

Kapeka is and has always been made in New Zealand. As supporting your local has recently become more talked about during this pandemic, we delve into benefits of being made locally here in New Zealand to both us and the wearer. We also openly talk about the challenges we face and the rewarding factors.
Benefits of being Made in New Zealand - Inside the Factory
Nature's Edge - The Alpaca Wool Range

Nature's Edge - The Alpaca Wool Range

Strong, but soft. Bold and beautiful. Inspired by the spirit of the species, our alpaca wool range showcases the strength and beauty of alpaca fibres. Feel the gentle touch of... Read More

Cervelt - The World's Most Exclusive Luxury Fibre

The world's most exclusive luxury fibre. Cervelt is the rarest, strongest, most luxurious fabric in the world. It is highly regarded and ranked number one above other luxury fibres such... Read More
Cervelt - The world's most exclusive luxury fibre