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Perino introduces Fall Winter 2018/19

Fall Winter 18/19, a new collection of colours

In Florence and Shanghai this year Perino by Woolyarns will reveal an exquisite new colour collection for Fall Winter 2018/19. Inspiration for these colours is drawn from international fashion trends – The vibrant strands of mauve are cut by striking scarlet orange, bold blues and sprawling subdued pinks. Our traditionally earthy neutrals lap up the sunrise hues, with energetic greens, atmospheric-pink greys and rusty hazels. Adding to our most celebrated colours from past collections are 10 new colours that refresh and complement our collection. In addition to our Fall Winter 2018/19 trend focused colour collection, we continue to offer custom colour configurations, working with designers to create bespoke shades – the opportunity for colour is limitless!

Perino by Woolyarns has created the latest in sustainable luxury yarn blends as part of our Fall Winter 18/19 collection. Perino Alto is a responsible yarn, combining the exceptional properties of Brushtail Possum fibre with fully traceable and sustainably sourced ZQ Merino from New Zealand. This luxurious blend consists of 30% Brushtail Possum Down and 70% ultrafine New Zealand ZQ Merino and is available in 28/2Nm, making it suitable for flatbed knitting.

The highest floating cloud in the Perino by Woolyarns 2018/19 collection remains Cirrus, our most prestigious yarn. With 40% Brushtail Possum Down, 40% Cashmere and 20% Mulberry Silk, Cirrus possesses pure opulence and adds a unique texture of possum burst to any garment or design.

Nimbus remains our most diversifiable yarn blend, it is suitable for high-end luxury garments and accessories. The dynamic colour palette across three yarn counts, enables a multitude of end uses to match any designer’s imagination.

Wynn Hamlyn for Perino by Woolyarns

New Zealand Designer Wynn Crawshaw of Wynn Hamlyn, created the most beautiful capsule collection for our campaign this year. Focusing on three distinct looks, Wynn complemented the knitted garments with his current AW17 collection pieces. Wynn experimented with zig zag rib patterns, asymmetrical pieces, and mixing in stretch nylon to add new textures and drape to the classic Perino yarns. We are absolutely thrilled with the garments Wynn created. Our location for this year’s photography was equally exceptional as the designs; the newly refurbished Milk Station is a truly beautiful Mediterranean style setting based in Otaki, Wellington. The thoughtfully restored location is a world-class venue that perfectly aligns with the Perino by Woolyarns direction for Fall Winter 2018/19.

Opportunities in Italia – strengthening networks

All while building new colours and crafting new blends of yarns for our collection, the team have been simultaneously working on an agreement with Italy’s premium cotton supplier, Iafil S.p.A. This exclusive distribution agreement between Iafil and Perino by Woolyarns will provide a close in-market working relationship, to promote our luxury Brushtail Possum blended yarns to Italian and French luxury brands. Iafil’s extensive networks as well as their comprehensive knowledge of the European textile industry will ensure Italian and French customers receive the best possible service. Customers can enjoy access to a stock service based out of Milan Italy, which will offer fast turnaround on sample yarns ordered.

Preparing samples for Pitti Filati

Pitti Filati 81 in Florence

Pitti Filati 81 will see the first official collaboration between Perino by Woolyarns and Iafil. Our sales and marketing team are looking forward to building new relationships as well as reconnecting with those met in previous editions of Pitti Filati. To meet with our sales team and feel Perino yarns for yourself do not hesitate to get in touch via our contact page.

If you are attending Pitti Filati 81, Perino by Woolyarns will be at stand B/9, come and discover the Perino by Woolyarns Cirrus, Alto and Nimbus blends.

Continual work with New Zealand’s MPI strengthens our stance on sustainability

New Zealanders are very proud of the native wildlife of New Zealand, and in growing up here learn about the necessary measures of conservation work that is carried out to protect the environment we live in. Perino by Woolyarns too, has an interest in keeping native flora and fauna healthy and flourishing by ensuring pest numbers are kept under control. Our world-renowned Department of Conservation has extensive pest eradication programs in place, all targeting introduced animal pests such as mice, rats, stoats, weasels and the Brushtail Possum. The Brushtail Possum, despite being a registered pest by the Ministry for Primary Industries in New Zealand, is different– it has a truly unique fibre with incredible warmth and softness qualities creating commercial opportunity. The New Zealand Fur council in conjunction with Perino by Woolyarns  work with New Zealand’s Department of Conservation and the Ministry for Primary Industries,  developing ways to lower numbers in the wild, in turn saving taxpayer money, creating jobs and providing sustainable income.