The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2015-07-27T20:10:00Z OBR Merino Products Are Perfect For That Winter/Spring Crossover 2015-07-27T20:10:00Z obr-merino-products-are-perfect-for-that-winter-spring-crossover OBR Merino’s Jan Turley is ‘feeling her oats’ as she posits that spring is ‘just around the corner’ – good on you Jan, it can’t come soon enough for most of us. It is about this time of the year when we have grown a bit tired of our winter fluffy knitwear and this is where OBR Merino steps in. OBR Merino’s fabric is ideal for that winter/spring crossover, being light yet warm and a welcome change from heavy winter woollies. The core of NZ Merino fibre is hydrophilic (water retaining), and is breathable, moving perspiration away from the skin so that the wearer feels cool, comfortable and dry. The breathability of the fabric brings about temperature changes known as “heat absorption”. When there is a rise in humidity in the micro climate between the skin and the Merino fabric, moisture vapour is absorbed and then transported and released into the air outside the garment, creating a noticeable drop in temperature for the wearer. Equally, when there is a rise in temperature, the Merino fabric will absorb moisture vapour from the air, binding it and creating a drop on temperature next to skin. This, together with the natural crimp and resilience of Merino fibres which trap air and conduct heat, makes Merino garments warm and comfortable to wear. It is well known that Merino garments make great travelling companions as they don’t crush when worn and are good to wear in most climates. They are very comfortable because they have natural stretch within the fabric which means they move with your body, and when packed for a long journey, they simply need to be hung overnight or hung in the bathroom while you are in the shower to have any light creases smoothed away. OBR Merino have a range of beautiful colours for every colour type and their fabulous capes and wraps fit almost everyone, from a size eight to 24. All OBR Merino garments are very easy to care for, do not crush when worn or packed, and are ideal for our New Zealand climate where we tend to experience four seasons in each day! Merino is known as ‘nature’s performance fibre’ as it produces a natural, renewable fabric with excellent wrinkle recovery and is recyclable and bio degradable. As Jan says, it’s time for us all to get excited about the arrival of spring, so be prepared and go to the website at http://www.obrmerino.com . Enjoy a Snug Mid-Winter with Beautiful Capes & Wraps from OBR Merino 2015-06-29T00:57:29Z enjoy-a-snug-mid-winter-with-beautiful-capes-amp-wraps-from-obr-merino The shortest day of the year is fast approaching so it is a good time to update that winter wardrobe and where better to do so than at OBR Merino’s online shop. OBR Merino have beautiful warm capes, wraps and ponchos, just perfect for keeping warm at this time of the year. Their crossover cape with silky soft black rabbit fur trim at the neck can be worn over anything, adding a layer of warmth, ideal for any event. The rabbit fur detail adds that extra touch of glamour and OBR Merino’s garments fit easily into a handbag. Their merino wool cape with fur trim is very versatile and is like a poncho or cardigan and can be slipped on over daywear to transform your look for night time. It is also a great travelling piece as it is so light – particularly suited to take on a cruise for those cool nights. Another marvellous idea for those winter nights is their long, pull on skirt with side split which can be dressed up with boots and, teamed with a fur trimmed cape, makes for a superbly elegant addition to that winter wardrobe. The straight shape and sexy side split make this a winning piece. All these capes and wraps can be easily carried in a handbag, and when taken out, they drape beautifully, with no creases or crinkles and are ideal for travelling anywhere, being so easy to pack and so adaptable. The OBR Merino team advise that their Trade Enquiries page is changing to an Opportunities page, giving people the opportunity to give back to their community. Organisations can sell the clothing for full price and for every sale they make, OBR Merino give them a substantial portion of the sale. This is the ideal opportunity for women’s groups overseas, particularly in the UK for a group of Kiwi expats who regularly get together as a support group or a business women’s group. For more information on this and to view the OBR Merino range of beautiful NZ Merino clothing, please visit their website at http://www.obrmerino.com . Wrap Up Warm For Autumn With Obr Merino Wraps And Cardigans 2015-05-24T23:14:14Z wrap-up-warm-for-autumn-with-obr-merino-wraps-and-cardigans As the year starts to cool down, so are the sales of wraps and cardigans at OBR Merino starting to heat up, and their NZ Merino lounge pants are selling like the proverbial ‘hot cakes’.  As OBR Merino’s Jan Turley reports, their wraps in all colours continue to sell and they are getting lots of requests for the models with soft fur around the neck on their capes. The OBR Merino wool crossover cape with fur on the neck adds that extra touch of glamour and has a one button detail to secure it in place. These capes feature silky soft  black rabbit fur trim on all colours, and the luxurious and glamorous  Merino wool cape has a soft fur trim to be worn like a poncho or a cardigan and can also be worn over anything to transform your look. OBR cardigans in 100% New Zealand merino wool are all lightweight and yet very stylish and are fabulous for travelling to give that extra warmth and just as good for those chilly days in the office. This winter the Merino Bell Cardigan is the trendsetter for the season, creating a unique look for the modern woman, whether it be for day wear or for travelling. The Bell Cardigan is a great shape for all body types and can be worn buttoned up or opened loosely. The Merino Classic Cardigan is great in plus sizes, classically styled to compliment any outfit.  This versatile Button Cardigan is made from soft, lightweight 185gm merino wool jersey and is great to travel with as it packs so easily into a handbag or suitcase (as do all of OBR Merino’s garments). OBR Merino’s Shrug Cardigan can be draped over the shoulders or worn in the usual manner to keep the chill out – a great look for the modern traveller and can transition from day wear into the evening and is available in both regular and plus sizes. OBR Merino’s Lounge Pants are terrific for staying warm during the cooler months and are especially useful when travelling as they are very stylish, yet functional at the same time. All these garments can be easily carried in a handbag, and when taken out, they drape beautifully, with no creases or crinkles. Bearing this in mind, the cape or wrap is fabulous as the ultimate cruise companion, providing a light layer for those chilly nights, giving warmth without weight. For more information please visit the website at http://www.obrmerino.com . Roll On Winter With OBR Merino’s Beautiful Blankets 2015-04-21T03:46:22Z roll-on-winter-with-obr-merino-s-beautiful-blankets OBR Merino are famous for their stunning NZ Merino capes and wraps in fashionable colours and styles and now they are selling their beautiful, light cosy blankets with unique New Zealand embroidery on them. These are proving a real hit as a travelling companion, for that extra layer of warmth without weight and are the perfect size at 150cm square. OBR Merino’s blankets can be rolled up to fit snugly into a handbag and can be brought out when the bus or plane’s air-conditioning has everyone else shivering. An OBR Merino blanket also makes a great gift and is an essential for all travellers. NZ Merino is known as ‘nature’s performance fibre’ as it produces a natural, renewable fabric with excellent wrinkle recovery and is recyclable and bio degradable. The reason that these fine New Zealand Merino wools are so perfect for next to the skin garments, particularly for mums and babies, is they have such a low micron count, and in this very environmentally aware age, it is important to note that New Zealand Merino wool is a natural, renewable, sustainable and biodegradable product, making the OBR Merino blanket a natural accompaniment to any type of travel. New Zealand Merino fabric carries the ECOME label, which means it is the best quality fabric possible. There are also growing indications that the use of NZ Merino is increasing rapidly worldwide, supported by strong consumer endorsement and objective evidence of performance. OBR Merino’s elegant capes and wraps, and now their blankets, are made from NZ Merino and it is important to note that they are fabricated to manage moisture, which is a factor in enhancing wearer comfort. Textiles that are effective at moisture management actively move excess moisture away from the body and transfer it to the external environment. This process of managing the environment between the skin and inner fabric surface enables heat and moisture to be buffered to acceptable levels, providing a micro-climate for the body. This, plus its softness and flexibility and ease of laundering makes it one of the most popular and environmentally friendly fabrics in the world today. OBR Merino products are made from NZ Merino wool which is a natural, renewable, sustainable and biodegradable product. NZ Merino is known as ‘nature’s performance fibre’ as it produces a natural, renewable fabric with excellent wrinkle recovery and is recyclable and bio degradable, so that OBR Merino’s stylish and luxurious capes and wraps can be worn anywhere with comfort and in any weather and their blankets can be rolled up and taken anywhere in the world. For further information please go to http://www.obrmerino.com . OBR Merino’s New Website Goes Live 2015-03-23T01:28:40Z obr-merino-s-new-website-goes-live OBR NZ Merino’s owner and Director of Design, Jan Turley, is very excited to announce that the company has a brand new logo and a brand new website to go with it. This is great news for all her loyal clients as it gives them even easier access to the stunning range of luxury NZ Merino garments to be found on the website at http://www.obrmerino.com . OBR NZ Merino are the number one experts in New Zealand made luxury merino products and have been selling their garments throughout New Zealand and Australia for over 20 years, and now export all over the world. Jan has been in the fashion business for many years and has used New Zealand Merino for most of that time, and the reason she is so passionate about it is for all the myriad qualities associated with it. As Jan puts it, “All Merino is not created equal and New Zealand made Merino wool is undoubtedly the best in the world.” Merino wool is ‘nature’s performance fibre’ and is a natural, renewable fibre that is warm without weight, odour resistant and durable. Merino fabric has excellent wrinkle recovery, resists soiling and is recyclable and bio degradable which, in these very environmentally aware times, is even more important. Jan and OBR NZ Merino’s philosophy is that they take pride in offering and delivering to their customers the best quality garments they possibly can. Their fabulous and fashionable wool capes and wraps are particularly sought after by the modern woman as a ‘one size fits all’ fashion accessory and OBR NZ Merino has a stunning array of styles in every colour imaginable. All these capes and wraps can be easily carried in a handbag, and when taken out, they drape beautifully, with no creases or crinkles. Bearing this in mind, the cape or wrap is fabulous as the ultimate cruise companion, providing a light layer for those chilly nights, giving warmth without weight. In fact, capes and wraps are ideal for travelling anywhere, being so easy to pack and so adaptable. Another marvellous idea for the multipurpose cape or wrap is for nursing mums, who can breastfeed her baby, looking glam while keeping baby warm! And, as lawyer, Kathryn Beck says, “The quality of the fabric is sensational. It is so soft next to my skin. I can wear these garments with confidence I can have many meetings throughout the day and still look sharp before a drinks meeting with a client after work”. OBR Merino Fabric Is Ecologically Sustainable 2015-02-23T00:16:14Z obr-merino-fabric-is-ecologically-sustainable OBR Merino’s Jan Turley is keen to stress that their NZ Merino fabric carries the ECOME label, which means it is the best quality fabric possible. There are also growing indications that the use of NZ Merino is increasing rapidly worldwide, supported by strong consumer endorsement and objective evidence of performance. OBR Merino’s elegant capes and wraps are made from NZ Merino and it is important to note that they are fabricated to manage moisture, which is a factor in enhancing wearer comfort. Textiles that are effective at moisture management actively move excess moisture away from the body and transfer it to the external environment. This process of managing the environment between the skin and inner fabric surface enables heat and moisture to be buffered to acceptable levels, providing a micro-climate for the body. NZ Merino fibre has a hydrophobic (water repelling) exterior and hydrophilic (water loving) interior, which provide outstanding moisture management capabilities. NZ Merino fibre, by absorbing water vapour from the skin surface and allowing effective evaporative cooling of the skin to occur, assists with maintaining a healthy core body temperature. Jan actually experienced this phenomenon first-hand last week when she attended a meeting in a very warm room where everyone else was complaining of the heat. Jan was wearing one of her gorgeous capes (to show off) and says she didn’t feel hot at all. She was actually amazed as she says she has ‘prattled on’ about this for years but had never actually experienced it! NZ Merino’s chemical structure means that it has the ability to actively absorb and desorb moisture, and gain and release heat, depending on the external and internal environment, thus buffering a wearer against environmental changes. This fibre is able to actively absorb moisture from the atmosphere and/or body, with its absorption properties being much greater than most synthetic fibres. This, plus its softness and flexibility and ease of laundering makes it one of the most popular and environmentally friendly fabrics in the world today. OBR Merino products are made from NZ Merino wool which is a natural, renewable, sustainable and biodegradable product. NZ Merino is known as ‘nature’s performance fibre’ as it produces a natural, renewable fabric with excellent wrinkle recovery and is recyclable and bio degradable, so that OBR Merino’s stylish and luxurious capes and wraps can be worn anywhere with comfort and in any weather. Jan says they have a new website ready to go next month but, in the meantime, go to http://www.obrmerino.com to view their fabulous range of capes and wraps. Kudos For OBR Merino 2014-06-24T00:45:57Z kudos-for-obr-merino The enterprising team at OBR Merino have customers all around the globe and are finding that their larger sizes, in particular, are proving to be very popular and they recently received this very enthusiastic response from Julie Calhoun in Washington on receipt of her larger sized clothing. “Oh, Jan, received the package a few days’ ago and was simply stunned by how absolutely GORGEOUS everything is!! What incredible fabric and oh how lovely the top is!! It was better than Christmas here that day. Thank you, thank you, and thank you for making this possible!!  I WILL be sure to send a photo wearing the wonderful ruffled top. It’s starting to get pretty warm here since it’s our late spring so I may have to wait for an appropriate day though. Anyway, did want to let you know that my fabulous care package from New Zealand made it here safe and sound. Thanks again!!!” It is always interesting to read testimonials and letters from satisfied customers, usually an accurate pointer to the success, or otherwise, of a business and it is a well-known fact that word of mouth is one of the best testimonials when accessing a product or service. Letters like this can be an extremely valuable marketing tool and a great advertisement. To this end, OBR Merino have many happy customers such as Bette Thompson of Vancouver, “I love OBR Merino, and your garments are lovely and very suitable for the Vancouver climate”. This from Kathryn Beck, a lawyer, “The quality of the fabric is sensational. It is so soft next to my skin. I can wear these garments with confidence. I have many meetings throughout the day and still look sharp before a drinks meeting with a client after work.” Mary Hooper, a stylist has this to say. “I have been a stylist for many years and all my clients without doubt love these New Zealand Merino clothes. They provide them with style, comfort, durability, easy care and the perfect weight for travel all over the world.” The OBR Merino team have also received feedback from a customer living in Brisbane to whom they sold a pair of their lounge pants in a larger size who remarked that the fabric is so comfortable, even in the Queensland heat because of its special wicking qualities and is non-itchy. For further information, please visit the website at http://www.obmerino.com.