100% Ethical Merino Wool
Merino is thought to be the oldest breed of sheep in the world. Famous for its fine, soft wool and its ability to thrive in extreme climates like the high country of New Zealand’s mountainous South Island.
Only Essentials’ New Zealand Merino is ZQ Certified which ensures it is grown and certified to the highest of quality, meets environmental sustainability benchmarks, and adheres to animal welfare and social responsibilities.
All the wool supplied to ZQ can be traced back to the individual farms. The values, vision, and ethical farming systems are a source of pride among their ZQ growers.
OE was designed and developed while Kristina was spending time in New Zealand with her Kiwi husband and researching the local Merino wool industry. The natural luxury and quality performance of Merino wool inspired her to create wardrobe essentials for everyday comfort.
From farm to finished garment, Kristina established a local supply chain, with traceable ZQ Certified Merino wool sourced from farms on the South Island to responsible manufacturing in Auckland, New Zealand.
Only Essentials’ commitment to pre-order manufacturing supports sustainability by minimizing waste and is softer on the planet.