New Zealand Inside & Out
Felted Gisborne lambswool cover filled with Canterbury grown flaxseed
New Zealand Made
Handmade in our Auckland workroom where people and planet come before profit
Both wool and flaxseed are renewable and naturally biodegradable, making this environmentally responsible
Stop the draughts
No more chilly breezes coming in under the doors! Can also work in summer to keep the heat out.
Invite nature into your home, in a draught stopper
We're in awe of nature's power to revitalise - through textures, scents, and natural therapeutic properties.
It makes sense to us that nature features in as many items in our homes as possible - like the humble but purposeful draught stopper
Why Choose "New Zealand's Draught Stopper"?
The Sustainable Choice
We have to hand it to the sheep; they take care of the heavy lifting when it comes to sustainability. Their fleece regrows after shearing, making wool a 100% natural and renewable resource.
Its natural resilience also gives wool products a longer lifespan than their manufactured counterparts.
Furthermore, wool is biodegradable and contains renewable atmospheric carbon. So when it finally is returned to the earth, it fertilises and oxygenates the ground by releasing valuable restorative nutrients into the soil.
The flaxseed and lavender filling are both renewable crops and an environmentally responsible alternative to fills usually found in draught stoppers.
Looks good, feels good
We experience our world through our senses and not only will our draught stoppers look good in your home (or workplace), they are tactile and feel so good to touch.
The things we feel with our hands can remind us of things we feel in our hearts, textures and feelings have a lot in common. As humans, we need, even crave, tangible, physical interactions with things around us. The natural texture of the door stops provides that connection, enabling a deeper sensory experience - which has to be positive for our wellbeing,
Texture also has this magic ability to let objects ‘speak’ to us. Our sense of touch is deeply rooted in memory, eliciting nostalgic sensations from childhood and other precious moments, thus triggering the emotions we felt in the past.
Natural is just better
It is time to invite nature back into your home and move away from synthetic-based fibres.
Humans have an inherent love of nature, and some believe an inherent need to connect to nature.
Studies have proven both mental wellbeing and human performance are enhanced when natural elements are incorporated into our homes and places of work.
A healthier home
Draught proofing stops warm air from escaping your home in winter and hot air from entering in summer, saving you money and making your home more comfortable.
They can also help to reduce noise pollution from outside your home by acting as an extra barrier between your home and the outdoors, blocking out noise from traffic and other sources.
Made In Our Own Workroom
Thoughtfully crafted from local and imported environmentally responsible materials in our Auckland, New Zealand workroom.
We pride ourselves on our ethics and company values. From our workroom antics to material selection, we have considered the whole process in terms of sustainability and what's best for New Zealand and you.
New Zealand wool fabric has amazing natural properties that make it both durable and healthier for your home.
The felted wool is produced at the Inter-Weave mill in Auckland. Established as a small family business in 1976., Inter-Weave has developed into New Zealand’s only remaining manufacturer of high-end, residential and commercial upholstery fabrics, wool homewares and apparel. They believe by creating durable, authentic, beautifully designed wool fabrics, the world is enlightened to the natural beauty, sustainability and benefits of NZ wool products
Our draught stoppers are filled with Canterbury grown flaxseed (and calming dried lavender flowers).
Flaxseed is a crop that has been grown for hundreds of years and is not to be confused with New Zealand native flax, flaxseed (also known as linseed) is a slender annual plant which is harvested during late summer/early autumn; the capsule containing the seeds shatters, releasing them when they're perfectly ripe.
The plant really loves CO2, which is one of the reasons we believe it makes for a better fill than sand or gravel.