Our family, Sam, Annabel, Carl, Georgie, Tori and Tom
Hi all, our names are Carl and Tori, we live in Le Bons Bay, which is in the Eastern Bays of Banks Peninsula, NZ. We have been farming in the area for almost 20 years, running a mixture of sheep and cattle on hill country covering more than 2000 hectares, and with four children now in the mix, life is busy!
It all started when our children were little, we made merino garments for our kids to wear to bed and outer layer garments to keep them warm on their first adventures. Then when our children started school there were no affordable merino options available, so we saw a need for a functional merino jersey that school children could wear instead of the synthetic options. We are farmers ourselves and know the value of wool and all it's attributes and feel passionate about giving people an option of wearing a garment that is 100% NZ made.
We are committed to keeping as much of our production process within New Zealand as possible – from the sheep that grow the wool we use, through to the seamstresses that sew our garments right here in Christchurch. The only part of our production that is not carried out in New Zealand is the knitting and dying of the merino fabric, which is done in Vietnam then sent back to us for manufacturing.
"Merino Wool for School" is now part of the True Fleece merino clothing brand. We are still providing homegrown and sewn merino garments for school children, but have expanded our range to include clothing for adults including merino base layers, hoodies,beanies and adult sized merino 1/4 zip jerseys with options for custom embroidered logos (for sports clubs, businesses and other companies who would like to have branded merino garments).
True Fleece is committed to creating premium quality, affordable, locally grown, merino clothing which is 100% NZ made.
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