Merinosilk is the largest collection of Kapeka Fashion
Kapeka Merinosilk knitwear is made in New Zealand, from a special 100% natural blend exclusive to Kapeka. Our special blend of Merinosilk aims to provide luxurious handle, ultimate warmth and knitwear that lasts.
Kapeka Merinosilk is comprised of:
- 70% NZ super-fine (17 micron) Merino
Only 2% of the merino sheep in NZ produce 17 micron wool. Wool fibres trap air to reduce heat loss yet each fibre can breathe to prevent overheating.
- 20% NZ possum fur
The unique hollow core of the fibres traps warmth without being heavy - like bamboo. The only other animal similar to this is the polar bear, arctic fox and alpaca.
- 10% Mulberry silk
Soft against the skin, resists against tension, hypoallergenic qualities - stronger than steel and can stretch to double its length.
Our Merinosilk is unlike anything you've ever worn. It is specially structured to be lightweight and comfortable. Compared to other materials, Merinosilk is:
- 55% warmer than 100% merino
- 35% warmer than 100% cashmere
How are Merinosilk garments made?
Merinosilk garments are knitted using whole garment technology. This means that Kapeka garments are knitted in a single process on one machine. Bulky, thick seams are minimised which allow a better fit and maximum comfort. By using whole garment technology, no fabric is cut which avoids wear and tear, and prolongs the life of a garment. Our Merinosilk garments are mostly seamless, very durable, and super easy to machine wash.