Harrowset Hall news update

Stay Warm and Cosy with a Covid-19 Exclusive Limited Edition Blanket or Throw and Help Women and Children Escape Domestic Violence This Winter

With the constraints and challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, now more than ever before we are aware of the need to support each other and our communities.

During the lockdown Cheryl Eldridge from Stansborough worked on designing a special limited edition blanket and throw that would be a symbol of this time. These unique blankets and throws were released to help support Women’s Refuge, a beacon of hope for many, who feel they have lost it all — including their dignity. This $50 donation ensures a nights accomodation for someone in need and it is during times of increased stress such as the present where the demand for refuge space increases.

The Linen Store are proud to be long-time supporters of New Zealand made products and Stansborough is one of our favourites. During lockdown, Cheryl and Ingrid of the Linen Store and Harrowset Hall, stayed in touch sharing and considering the many challenges we faced by small businesses in this reshaped economy, and the sorts of things we could do to support each other, our business and the wider community. “We are pleased to be given the opportunity to be involved in this fundraising initiative while at the same time enabling our customers to invest in something truly special," says Ingrid Memelink.


Symbolising Compassion, Kindness, Hope and Community

Exclusive limited edition blanket or throw. Individually numbered and registered. One hundred percent Stansborough Grey wool, soft subtle twill design, with high lustre and stunning drape and handle.

For every blanket sold at retail, $50 will be gifted to Women’s Refuge, covering the cost of a two-night stay for a woman or child in need during these challenging times.

Taking years of development and commitment, Stansborough Grey Wool features properties of strength and resilience. This is truly a product that will last the test of time and give years of lasting pleasure.

The team at Stansborough are an inspiring example of a NZ company doing things differently for a better future.

Post lockdown we have found a greater willingness to purchase NZ made goods and the interest in Stansborough and NZ wool blankets is growing.

Wool is still one of the best fibres in the world and NZ wool growers need our support as concious consumers. We hope that our customers will support this worthy cause.

Support NZ made and support our future tamariki and mokopuna at the same time. Stansborough, NZ Wool, NZ Team, woven together.


About Stansborough

Stansborough is a family-owned wool farm and mill located in the Wairarapa that makes textiles from a unique breed of grey sheep: the Stansborough grey. The wool of a Stansborough grey has a strong fibre that occurs naturally in three shades of grey.

Once shorn, Stansborough workers hand-separate the fleece into these colours, and weave the fibres completely undyed. All these textiles were woven on historic looms which date back to the 1890’s – which is why their textiles are so unique and of such high quality. Operating out of a mill in Petone, Wellington, the brand creates a bespoke range of textiles for a wide range of end uses, from the blockbuster movie industry to boutique hotels, top lodges, super yachts, interior and fashion designers, boutique stores and through its website where they export all over the world, to retail and wholesale clients.

Purchase blanket and throw from our website: thelinenstore.nz Use the code ‘linen’ to ensure the donation is made to Women’s Refuge.


  • Sophisticated style at its very best, to gift, wear or throw over your favourite chair 
  • Gift boxed, with tissue and story
  • 1.4 x 1.8m with 15cm fringe
  • $355 plus freight



  • Stylish cosy blanket, perfect essential winter piece to envelop and snuggle the whole family
  • Tissue and story only
  • 2.4 x 2m without fringes
  • $495 plus freight

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