Knight of New Zealand are advertising our products in the local papers in Invercargall. Knights specialise in high end lamb skin jackets, but sell our boots in their outlet store in Invercargill.
Knight of New Zealand specialises in individually crafted garments using natural materials that are unique to New Zealand. Our award winning Company has been specialising in the use of these indigenous raw materials for over 35 years.
In addition to Babylamb Shearling, many of our garments are trimmed with native New Zealand Opossum fur , which is not an endangered species and is not listed under the C.I.T.E.S. agreement.
In more recent times, we have also introduced fully reversible garments made from 100% pure woven Cashmere double face .
Worldwide reputation for Quality
Based in Invercargill in New Zealand’s South Island, Knight of New Zealand has a growing reputation for quality hand made Babylamb Shearling (Curly lamb) garments. Established markets include USA, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Asia Pacific rim. The Company has marketing offices in Melbourne, California and Munich and of course New Zealand.
Knight of New Zealand Ltd. was originally founded in 1972 under the name Knight Tailors Ltd. As this name suggests, the company started in the bespoke tailoring (made to measure suit) business, but soon moved into the fledgling leather and suede garment industry. Knights pioneered the sheepskin garment industry in New Zealand and very soon export markets were developed in Australia (1973) followed by U.S.A. (1976). Shortly after, the company was purchased by Multi National, Fletcher Challenge Corporation.
In 1985 the senior management and marketing executives of Knights purchased the company in a management buy out from Fletcher Challenge. It was at this time that the company moved to its current premises at 21 Leven Street, Invercargill, NZ.
In 1990 the company name was changed to Knight of New Zealand Ltd., to reflect the International nature of the business and the fact that the company no longer did any tailoring. However, the tailoring background has enhanced Knight’s ability to “customise” garments for their clients.
In Invercargill, the company is still quite often referred to by locals as “Knight Tailors”.