Who are we and what we do
At Zee Zee Merino we’re passionate about merino in a big, big way. We’ve chosen merino because it’s nothing short of epic and what we want to bring you is epic. We use 180 and 200GSM merino fabric for all of our clothing and accessories, sustainably and ethically sourced from a textile consultant in Auckland. This merino fabric is a blend of both New Zealand and Australian merino wool. Each piece is tried and tested by us and made by the best in little old Waipawa in Hawkes Bay by a team of New Zealand merino experts. We manufacture small batches of clothing in an effort to reduce wastage and our impact on the planet we love. We also prefer to leave nothing behind and use our fabric offcuts to turn into
things like gloves and beanies.
Investing in high quality, New Zealand made merino pieces is the best choice for you, your family and our environment.
After more information about the benefits of merino wool? Let’s start with the sheep.
Merino sheep are hardy tikes that enjoy spending their time in some pretty harsh conditions. You’ll find them in the high country of rural New Zealand and on stations in the rugged outback of Australia. Their wool is their defence against these tough conditions, taking whatever mother nature throws at them. Anyway, because of all of this, merino wool makes for a pretty incredible fibre to make clothing from. It is the ultimate fibre and works hard to live up to this reputation.
There is no better option than merino for the smallest members of your flock. It’s going to protect their precious new skin and support them while they adjust to life on the outside. By layering them in merino, superfine and lightweight, you’re going to create what we like to call the ultimate cocoon. Becoming a new parent is hard enough without worrying about whether they are too warm or too cold. Let merino take the guess work out, while you get on with the rest – your midwife would agree.
No, it doesn’t just stop with babies.
Calling toddlers, tweens and teenagers alike! Merino pajamas, no matter the time of the year (yes, you read that right) are going to support them to maintain a stable core temperature. By reducing temperature fluctuations, you’ll be putting less stress on their bodies, meaning they can get the rest they need during the night. Especially perfect for summer when the nights start hot but can end up a bit nippy. Beach fanatic? When the wind is whipping round, a merino singlet underneath your child’s rashie is going to take the chill out meaning they can stay out that bit longer, doing what they love!
And for ewe, yes ewe! Keen on a bit of the outdoors? Fishing or hunting? Pounding the pavement or tramping perhaps? Merino has you covered too! With the ability to absorb 35% of its own weight in moisture before it feels damp, merino is the obvious choice for people on the move. You’re not going to feel clammy and you’re not going to overheat. While you’re stalking the next catch, making your way to the summit or walking Neville around the park, merino is going keep you YOUR perfect temperature. You won’t need to be peeling back a million layers or filling prime real estate in your pack with plastic.
Need another perk? Well we’ve got it for you! Merino wool is UV resistant. Yup, you read that right too. Just like it protects our woolly friends, wearing a lightweight merino while outdoors is going to stop you from getting sunburnt. Let the merino take the brunt so you don’t get weathered!
Worried about sweating? Merino is not going smell, in fact the fibre is odour-resistant. Hanging it out to air at the end of the day is all it needs and you’ll be good to go the next day. Perfect for travelling as you’re not going to need to pack as much and bloody great news for the washing pile.
Choose New Zealand made.
Choose Zee Zee Merino.
Why Zee Zee Merino?
New Zealand Made
Every garment is designed and made locally, in Hawkes Bay, by experts in the New Zealand merino wool industry. All of our products are designed with the wearer in mind, tried and tested and designed to fit well (no riding-up, sleeves that are too short etc.)!
All of the merino fabric used for our garments is from New Zealand or Australian merino sheep, sourced for Zee Zee from an Auckland based textile consultant. We have been working with this company for almost 10 years ad we know each other well!
Range of Products
Merino wool is an extremely sustainable fibre. It is renewable and biodegradable. At Zee Zee, wherever possible, all of our offcuts are used to make accessories. This ensures that we reduce our waste as much as possible!
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New Zealand made
Zee Zee Merino is proud to be a part of the Buy NZ Made Campaign.
The iconic Kiwi trademark is a trusted and globally recognised brand, that signifies a product is New Zealand made, according to the rules of the Fair Trading Act. Every Zee Zee garment is designed and made locally, in Hawkes Bay, with materials sourced from an Auckland based textile business.