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May update: "New Fresh GRAPE Love" NEW WOOL Release and other news!


Greetings wool friends,

Rug up! For May is the month to shelve the shorts and settle in for hibernation.   In this blog update we feature ‘This NZ Life’s’ article about Fresh Retro, and give you an update on our growing business.  And Sunday 9th is extra special, because while we celebrate the amazing mums out there, we will be bringing our newest wool release into the world!

Winegum Collection Blanket #4 is here!

You asked for purple and we listened. So, get those ordering fingers ready.  Introducing…

Fresh GRAPE Love
Starring colours: 
Hat – navy sophistication
Aster – vibrant purple
Lilac – Aster’s quieter friend
Peony – a rich merlot
Vanilla – warm subtle sweetness
Green Apple – a crisp contrast that pops

This stunning blanket is an entirely new wool product – fresh off the production line.  Single size at 150cm x 200cm - ideal for a single or king-single bed blanket; a super generous snuggle blanket; stylish picnic blanket or the inevitable ‘hut’ slung over two dining-room chairs.

Made of softest lambswool possible, these blankets are created using the latest milling technology and are 100% Pure New Zealand Wool.

Each blankets’ top and bottom edges are stitched with strong cotton in your choice of Apple Green, Magenta or Fresh White.  And in keeping with the heritage of these blankets, they are finished off with our very own “Fresh Retro Love” embroidered label.  $299 each. 
Join an exclusive club: For each new release, we commemorate the first 50 blankets sold with hand-embroidered numbering on the label, and a 'First50' swing tag.   Get in quick! 

"Fresh GRAPE Love" Release will go Live at Sunday 9th May at 7pm

*All orders on received on Sunday will be dispatched Mon 10th and Tues 11th May.  


Our Wool Journey is Getting Attention!

We were recently interviewed by the cool folks at This NZ Life/NZ Life & Leisure Magazine who have penned a wonderful article on our back-story and we are just a bit chuffed.  Read it here:

While you are there pop over to their WIN page - we are giving away a "Fresh PACIFIC Love" blanket valued at $299!

The Winegum Collection

Many of you know about our Winegum Collection ("Grape" is too new for this pic!)  These are brand new blankets, designed and manufactured right here in NZ.  The "Fresh Berry Love" blanket (bottom of photo) has just about sold through - another run due June for those of you who haven't added one to your collection.  There are reducing stocks of Fresh Citrus Love and Fresh Pacific Love, so get in quick if you are thinking of purchasing these.


Old School is Popular!

Our restored blankets are one-offs and vanish faster than a toupee in a hurricane.  To avoid disappointment make sure you are following us on Facebook and Instagram Stories to get pole-position on your faves.



Growing Team

Increasing popularity combined with the cooler months, we have hired two new bods to help us keep up!  What a nice problem to have, and a warm welcome to FRL Crew Samantha and Stacy.  It’s a joy to have you on board!

As you know, we sell nationwide via our website and recently held a market stall at the well-attended General Collective market which saw blankets start their next journey to new homes.  We are so happy to meet new and repeat customers enjoying the wonderful world of wool.  

Finally, we are continually humbled by the support and love from around NZ and abroad, and want to extend a hearty thank you to you all!

Stay warm and well,

Kathleen, Adrianne & the team Fresh Retro Love


  • Hi Michael, while I’ve read info about the micron/fibre lengths printed on labels I now don’t think it was accurate information. That info seems more likely a Woolmark licence number given to the mill. Thanks for your interest!

    Kathleen Green
  • Hi Michael, I need to confirm this but I think it means 13micro (fine width) NZ Wool 65mm fibre length. I still have more learning to do to be sure :)

    Kathleen Green
  • what does “13 NZ 65”, which is always with a pure virgin wool logo on a label of blanket, mean?

    michael lee

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