Mahana Cashmere Knitwear - Kapeka's New Zealand Made Unique, Luxurious Blend of Natural Fibres

Mahana -  warmth in Te Reo Maori.

We combine the luxury of cashmere with the beauty and functionality of Super-fine Merino wool and Possum down. This perfect combination creates ultra-soft, ultra-light garments that are resistant to piling and knitwear that wears well.  The down fibres from possum fur are extremely light, fine and insulating, providing warmth without weight. 

Warmer, softer and more resilient to piling than 100% Cashmere...


Cashmere Fibre (40%)

Internationally known for its luxurious finish. US standards set an average fibre diameter for cashmere of no more than 19 microns. It has natural crimp, allowing it to be spun into fine, lightweight fabrics.

Small air spaces between the fibres allows garments to be warm without weight, while thin cuticle cells on the fibre surface make it smooth and shiny.


Super-fine NZ Merino Wool (40%)

Only 2% of the Merino sheep in NZ produce 17 micron wool. NZ has some of the best Merino in the world as the sheep live in the high country, with harsh conditions.

Wool fibres trap air to reduce heat loss yet each fibre can breathe to prevent overheating.


NZ Possum Down Fibre (20%)

The finest possum fibre ever used - only the down is collected - and guard hairs are removed. Offering incredible warmth without weighing the garment down.

Kapeka's Mahana Cashmere range is available for men and women in sweaters, cardigans, ponchos, wraps, scarves, beanies, glovelets and more.

View our Mahana Cashmere range