Fresh Retro Love is all about the awesome of New Zealand wool, in particular the blankets from our childhood that so many of us remember.
My name is Kathleen Green and I’m the instigator of the wool crazy of Fresh Retro Love. I have clear memories of my young 70’s born self lying in bed with a check marmalade orange blanket up around my chin. It’s distinctive feel is impossible replicate by anything else but wool.
I believe in the quality, durability, health, fire resistant, temperature regulating qualities of wool. I love that I can spend my time in this sustainable, useful, New Zealand supporting endeavour.
I have so much wool love! My passion is for restoring them to their former glory ready for another round of warm beds, picnics and binge watching fireside snuggles. Thank you for joining me here on my fluff filled journey!
The blankets you will find here are predominantly colourful 1970/80’s for beds you will also find in our selection collectible blankets, vintage (pre-1950’s), scout/army, travel and the odd mohair for good measure.
The sizes range from knee/cot, Throws Single, to Double and the harder to get queen/king.
You will recognise some familiar patterns, brilliant 70’s colour combinations and a taste of our manufacturing history with labels from all round the country - Kaiapoi to Roslyn, Onehunga to Napier, Omaru, Petone and beyond. There were 17 operational wool mills back in the day!
All blankets have been carefully selected and had a number of processes to bring back brightness plus fresh stitching and repairs where needed.
Fresh Retro Love connects our rich wool history and heritage in a sustainable, healthy and useful way. Plus they look and feel amazing!
Have a look around our website and see what you can find. Many of our items are 'one offs' so if you can't find what you are looking for please send us a message and we will do what we can to help.
We look forward to wrapping you up nice and warm soon!
Kathleen and the Team at Fresh Retro Love