Possums Made Good

Founder and CEO of fashion label Untouched World Peri Drysdale – who has an MBE for services to manufacturing and export – began selling garments blended fom possum and merino in 1996, later catching the attention of Hollywood stars elicity Huffman and Sharon Stone. “The thing we really like about [the possum/merino blend] is it creates a light, luxurious, beautifully soft garment and, unusually for a very fine textile, it has very good long wearing qualities,” Drysdale said. Drysdale’s Snowy Peak and Untouched World companies are among a rising number of New Zealand firms making products under names such as merinomink, eco-possum, possumdown, eco fur and possum wool. This year, Drysdale was the Supreme winner at the World Class New Zealanders Awards. Drysdale’s daughter Emily is Untouched World’s design director.


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Bob Valentine New President of Concord Music

Bob Valentine New President of Concord Music

Concord Music Publishing has named its CFO New Zealander Bob Valentine the new president of the company. According to Music Business Worldwide editor Murray Stassen, Nashville-based Valentine first began his association with…