When I was younger I’d shiver my way through the crisp cold Canterbury winters, piling on layers of clothes but never really feeling comfortably warm. It was only 15 or 20 years ago that I discovered polypropelene clothes and then the much better merino, merino and possum blend, and silks.
Now, once the weather starts to cool, round about the end of March I whip out the first layer of silk singlets, gradually adding layers of silk and merino as the days cool.
I’ve discovered a wonderful source of silk underwear, and that’s New Zealand Nature in Nelson. Although the online ordering is slightly odd — they often have specials which aren’t reflected in the purchase price, but they adjust the payment amount after ordering — their products and service are excellent.
I ordered some silk Turtleneck Long Sleeve Tops over the weekend. At about 9 am on Monday the phone rang: I’d made an error in selecting my credit card expiry date. That was quickly sorted, then moments later I received an email confirming my goods were on their way. Today the parcel appeared on the doorstep.
This is about the third or fourth order I’ve made from NZ Nature, and it won’t be the last. Oh, and they ship overseas, too. Last year I had them send a possum and merino scarf to my aunt in England. It was a very smooth and easy transaction. By all accounts my aunt loved the scarf!