STYLE F ILE
K is for Knitwear
What’s not to love – it’s soft, warm, comfortable and perfect for layering over a shirt or under a jacket and best when made of pure merino wool. In Medieval times, the island of Jersey was famous for its knitting trade and the name has stuck ever since.
L is for Linen
Linen is a textile produced from the fibres of the flax plant and possesses two key features – it feels very cool to touch and wear and it creases easily, although this is often considered part of its charm. We don’t produce linen in NZ as the plants we commonly refer to as “flax” aren’t actually flax plants! Because Maori used the plants to make fibres, Anglophone settlers incorrectly used the common name flax!