Knight of New Zealand Ltd was originally founded in 1972 under the name Knight Tailors Ltd. The company gradually changed from making bespoke suits and jackets to producing leather and lambskin jackets. We are a small manufacturing unit with a team of 30 staff who work to very high standards. Our beautiful handcrafted jackets are shipped to many stores in New Zealand and all around the world. Our garments are designed to a brief of timeless style to work with today’s fashion and be comfortable and easy care. We manufacture under our own label Knight of New Zealand Limited and also produce for private labels in New Zealand and globally.
Knight specialises in super lightweight lamb skins. This material maintains its warmth but is much lighter in weight than the more traditional "sheepskin coats". Due to the very small size of the skins, an average garment will use approximately 25-30 of these super lightweight skins. These are all known as "double face" skins because the wool is still attached to the skins ("double face" meaning 2-sided). Because these skins are so lightweight, the garments are very easy to wear and are ideal for commuting as they can comfortably be worn over the top of a business suit or sports jacket.