What we do

Established in 1884, we have learnt a thing or two about using natural fibres to produce a large variety of high quality knitwear.

Manawatu Knitting Mills specialises in the design and manufacture of knitwear using locally sourced fibres, including Possum Merino, New Zealand Wool and our exclusive fibres; Eco Blend and Superfine 17-micron Merino.

All of our products are designed and manufactured at our headquarters in the Manawatu region of New Zealand. Our Head Office, factory, distribution warehouse, and Outlet Store all based on site.


A constant drive for innovation and new ideas has seen Manawatu Knitting Mills survive the twists and turns since 1884, mirroring New Zealand’s coming of age from a colony to a nation.

While other manufactures have made the decision to move off shore, Manawatu Knitting Mills has always been determined to remain a New Zealand Business in every sense.

Adapting and changing with the market demands has been the driving force of the success of our business.

We are a family owned business with connections dating back over 30 years. We pride ourselves on our innovation, our support of local industry and fibre, and most importantly, our connection to the people who ensure the industry that we occupy continues to thrive – our customers.