The Brushtail Possum fur has a hollow fibre to ensure that all products are ultra warm. Available in a myriad of different natural and dyed colors, as well as oiled and hand painted reversible finishes, there is something for everyone in the Possum New Zealand Eco-Fur Collection.
The Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus Vulpecula) was introduced to New Zealand from Australia about 150 years ago in the misguided hope of establishing fur farms in this country. The possums infiltrated our lush green forests of New Zealand and threatens one of our major industries: forestry; as it eats newly formed shoots in saplings thus destroying or stunting tree growth.
Nocturnal marsupial mammals, Brushtail Possums are about 50cm long, with grey or brown fur, sharp claws and a bushy tail. After gestation, the young live in the mothers pouch for around 4 months. The elongated name for the possum is "o'possum" and the Maori word is "paihamu". It is not to be confused with the American possum which is a different animal.