Red velvet coat with deep shawl collar
New Zealand Knitted Wear was founded in 1928 by Arthur Briggs Joplin. Also manufacturing under the label Braemorn, the company produced award-winning garments until it closed in 1978. This coat carries a fabric label and often the quality of the fabric was as much a consideration as the design. The coat is made with Velour Miracle, a silicone-treated velvet developed in France in about 1956 in order to mitigate velvet's frailties - its susceptibility to damage from water and other spillage. This coat is similar to another Braemorn coat in blue velvet, but with a different style of collar.