Merino Fingerless Gloves
These New Zealand made merino gloves from Kate Watts are designed and printed in Dunedin, and machined in Nortrh Canterbury.
They are made from a beautiful fine merino, printed with eco-friendly ink. These gloves are lightweight, so you can keep them in your bag, but warm enough to take the chill off those early morning starts.
They are warm and snuggly, and allow you to still use your smartphone...handy!
100% Merino wool
Printed in eco-friendly ink
23 cm long - one size fits most
Warm handwash, line dry, do not iron, do not dryclean
Our gloves are made by a small team of awesome people across the lower South Island. We start off by getting the best merino we can get our hands on, made in New Zealand whenever possible. From there we get our gloves cut by a small local garment manufacturer in Dunedin. Our gloves are also printed in Dunedin, from there your gloves go out to our lovely machinist who works from home in North Canterbury, back to the workroom to be pressed, then I wrap them, and send them out to you, and all of our lovely retailers across the country.
We make a range of merino gloves and scarves, items that are both practical and beautiful. Aesthetics are important to me, I don’t think that beauty is frivolous or unimportant – our lives are complicated and busy. A vintage floral cushion, some pretty plates, a small ceramic sculpture – each of these items can bring small moments of joy to everyday.
Our fingerless gloves are useful- our winters aren’t very warm in the south island. Our gloves will warm up your hands, but leave your fingers free to work and play. Useful without being utilitarian – I design them to add that finishing touch to your outfit, a special detail for everyday.
Where I started this up in Christchurch, I shared a studio with a lovely friend (Hi Mel!) on the corner of Tuam & Madras, where the wind used to come up through the floor. I made myself a pair of gloves to sew in, and made a few more for a shop in Dunedin, and things kind of took off.
I spent 4 years with the business in Oamaru, then moved it to Dunedin in late 2015. It’s quite a portable business really!
I like to make things, I love both product design and the rhythms of boutique manufacturing. because I love the relationships this business creates, because the people I have met along this journey are just the best.
This item is handmade in New Zealand