Heirloom Weavers Gisborne New Zealand, have been a family business for nearly 30yrs, serving our customers through our online shop since 2001.
We are passionate about sustainable living today proctecting New Zealand's environment & native species of flora & fauna, by keeping possum numbers to a more sustainable and natural balance. We started our business in the 1990's creating handwoven floor rugs and wall hangings, using images of native flowers and birds in the designs.We were making lovely thick pure NZ wool saddle blankets for Western Saddles used by our customers in the Western Pleasure Riding Shows & Competitions around New Zealand. We would be found at these shows and the New Zealand Home Shows as we showcased our products back then.
Several years later we moved to Gisborne on the East Coast of NZ and started on our very popular thick and fluffy Winter Weight and Extra Winter Weight mohair blankets, followed by alpaca and possum merino silk blankets. These have been loved and enjoyed by our customers worldwide, thanks to website technology. Continuing on in the field we decided to add a retail section of New Zealand made products, such as the possum merino garments which are so popular now. Also involving other New Zealand handcrafted products in footwear and bags using NZ materials.
Promoting New Zealand Products and Craftsmenship is in keeping with our love of the New Zealand flora & fauna, as having lived on a lifestyle block in the midst of Wood Pigeons, Kiwis, Tuis & fantails and surrounded by native trees such as the Kauri, Kowhai and Pohutukawa, a lovely natural environment and a great source of inspiration.