Zealana yarns are some of the finest I’ve ever come across. Milled by Woolyarns in the Wellington region of New Zealand they predominantly feature natural fibres, and luxury ones at that.
NZ fine merino, NZ brushtail possum fibre, NZ cashmere, and silk.
These are all luxurious fibres.
One of the things I appreciate most about these yarns is the quality of their engineering. Possum fibre is notoriously difficult to spin – it is a short fibre and prone to shedding or pilling. I’ve found that even after several years of wear, garments made with Zealana yarns maintain their ‘fresh’ clean, new, look. I have made garments with similar compositions of fibres as Zealana’s merino/possum yarns, but produced by another mill. However, I’ve been rather disappointed in how quickly they’ve pilled and ended up looking shabby.
Including silk in some of their yarns also gives a beautiful sheen to the fibres. This is enhanced as it’s worked up into a garment. All of the fibres used in Zealana yarns are very soft and non-scratchy, which makes the final products very comfortable to wear.
Zealana also have a commitment to environmental considerations:
“At Woolyarns, we take our environmental responsibilities seriously. As part of our commitment to sustainability, we have implemented an Environmental Management System (EMS) that is designed to minimise our environmental impact and promote sustainable practices throughout our operations. Our EMS is based on the internationally recognized ISO 14001 standard and is aligned with the principles of sustainability, including reducing waste, conserving resources, and promoting environmental stewardship.”
You can read more about Woolyarns and their sustainability here.
After a few years of procrastination we have finally taken the plunge and renovated the entire Mynx String Therapy website! We’ve moved to an entirely different platform, and new server. Hopefully this will get around some frustrating issues we have had in the past.
It is, however, a big task to get all our stock relisted! So please bear with us, we are working on this bit by bit, but our staple, favourite yarn, Noro, has been given priority. Some other yarns will be dropping by the wayside.
Some products may not make it into the new shop. Eg, if there are just a few balls left of a now discontinued yarn it is not worth the effort of creating a new listing. So, if there is something you’ve had before but isn’t on the site, drop us an enquiry.
We will be continuing to specialise in beautiful yarns and threads to fuel your creativity, along with accessories and tools. Our focus will continue to be on natural fibres and quality products that will reward your efforts with wonderful finished products.
Overall, we hope the new site will provide a better experience for all users. We are able to add more details, photos, and cross-references. Now we can also support our products with more news, images, and blog posts. If you have any finished projects you’ve made with products purchased from us that we could feature, please feel free to get in touch!
We hope you enjoy browsing the new website and find something you love. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and have a look at what we have to offer!
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