Stunning Oilskin jackets made in Central Otago
Oilskin outerwear has been used by rural New Zealand for decades, especially those in the farming sector, as it is enduring, reliable, and possesses the weather protecting qualities of being wind and waterproof. It is the wear in harsh conditions that allows oilskin to become its best as it is cleansed by exposure to the wind and rain. So any problematic lint or gathering of dust is rectified by use in these conditions.
Possum fur trims warm the hands and neck. This fur was chosen for its sustainability. Possum is considered a pest in New Zealand and numbers are kept under control, so using this fur for these garments is a use of an otherwise wasted resource.