Merino Mana

Welcome to Merino Mana – Embracing Nature
Merino Mana is more than a brand; it's a proudly New Zealand owned and operated family endeavour.
Established in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2008 by Mary Hampton.
Mary was born in the small country town of Rakaia in the South Island of New Zealand.

Mary had four daughters which naturally meant ballet was a big part of the girls’ life, this also meant hours designing and creating garments on the sewing machine. As her children grew up Mary’s love for sewing and knitting continued, and as the grandchildren came along Mary started creating merino blankets, wraps and other fabulous items.

Demand for her items grew which led to the creation of and now so that more people could share her beautiful merino items.

Our Passion for Natural Fibres
Nature, with its timeless beauty and inherent charm, inspires us. We have an unwavering love for natural fibres, with merino wool being at the core of our creations. Merino wool, renowned for its softness, warmth, and sustainability, forms the basis of our commitment to delivering quality products that stand the test of time.

Local Craftsmanship, Ethical Production
Every product at Merino Mana is a testament to our commitment to local craftsmanship and ethical production. Our skilled artisans work diligently to transform raw materials into exquisite pieces that not only reflect the beauty of New Zealand but also adhere to the highest ethical standards. We believe in creating products that not only adorn your baby’s life but also contribute positively to our shared global community.

Rooted in New Zealand, Loved Worldwide
While our roots may be firmly planted in the landscapes of New Zealand, our creations have found homes and admirers worldwide. We take pride in being a family business that connects with people on a personal level. Each item we create tells a story – a story of dedication, authenticity, and a love for what we do.

Meet the Family Behind the Craft

Mary Hampton

Jennie and her baby

Get to know the faces and stories behind the products – individuals who share a common love for nature, quality, and the art of creation. We believe that knowing the hands that craft your products adds a personal touch to every purchase.

Thank you for being a part of the Merino Mana journey. As we continue to grow from very small beginnings, our commitment to natural fibres, local craftsmanship, and ethical practices remains unwavering. Join us in embracing the beauty of nature, one meticulously crafted product at a time.

If there are any items that you would like to see on our site that we do not have, please drop us a line at as we always welcome new idea