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Not Your Average Turtleneck

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This design is called Not Your Average Turtleneck because if you’re looking to start filling your wardrobe with more sustainable and ethical fashion staples, this is a great place to start! Classic- yes. Average? No way.

Whilst it's a classic design on the outside, there are SO many factors that give this turtleneck its big slow fashion heart on the inside

Here’s why this turtleneck is a wardrobe winner:

- They’re made from ZQ certified premium merino wool.
ZQ is the world leader in ethical wool production and certified farms must adhere to strict high standards of animal welfare and working conditions. For example, no mulesing or international live stock transport is permitted on ZQ farms. Farms must also provide their flock the freedom to live a natural lifestyle in free range pastures and allow them to live without hunger, thirst, distress and disease.

- Made locally in small quantities with fair working conditions.
These turtlenecks are designed, cut and sewn in Melbourne. They are also embroidered locally with the Phuncle flower emblem which embodies all the great qualities of slow fashion in one little bloom.

- Strong fabric that is made to last.
Merino wool is a super fine natural fibre that is strong (approx. 6 times stronger than cotton!) machine washable and odour resistant. You’ll wear it more, but wash it less which is a big win for you and the environment! This turtleneck will last the distance and won’t stretch out of shape even after repeated wear and washing.

- This turtleneck is biodegradable.
Merino wool breaks down after approx. 12 months in soil.

-Temperature regulating.
Merino wool absorbs the body’s moisture away from the skin keeping you cool and dry in warm climates, but keeps you toastie and warm in cool weather by trapping warmth close to the skin with the natural crimp in the fabric. By the same token, these moisture absorbing qualities are what keeps your turtleneck fresh, requiring less washing because it absorbs odours caused by bacteria and draws it away from the skin- Amazing!

All these great qualities are woven into one super stylin’ wardrobe staple!
This is premium 18.9 micron 200GSM premium merino jersey knit- Merino fibres are so fine that they won’t itch- not one bit! This jersey is not a bulky knit by any means, rather a fine soft knit which is great for layering.

This turtleneck is a form fitting garment, but isn’t completely skin tight. A little ease in either the bust or waist is ok (the turtleneck will still hug your body even with an inch or two ease): if you’re in-between sizes, If you prefer a firmer fit size down, whereas if you’d like some room to move size up.

For reference- Ash is wearing a size S in the product photos and wears an AUS size 8-10 in standard sizing. Her bust is 34’’ and waist 27’’

Recommended: Choose a size that is closest to your bust and waist measurements and cross check with the guide below.

As a guide, the sizes roughly convert to standard sizing as follows (Aus sizes):

XS - 6/8
S- 10
M- 12
L- 14
XL- 16
XXL- 18

GARMENT MEASUREMENTS: Each turtleneck is made to order to your specified size, so please measure carefully and don’t hesitate to reach out for sizing help via the contact page- I’m here to help!

Length of turtleneck: 23.5’’/ 59.5cm

Bust- 33’’ / 84cm
Waist- 27’’ / 68.5cm
Sleeve length- 23 3/4'' / 60.5cm

Bust- 35’’ / 89cm
Waist- 29’’ / 73.5cm
Sleeve length- 24'' / 61cm

Bust- 37’’ / 94cm
Waist- 31’’ / 78.5
Sleeve length- 24 1/4'' / 61.5cm

Bust- 39’’ / 99cm
Waist- 33’’ / 83.5cm
Sleeve length- 24 1/2'' / 62cm

Bust- 42’’ / 106.5cm
Waist- 36’’ / 92cm
Sleeve length- 24 3/4'' / 63

Bust- 45’’ / 114.5cm
Waist- 39’’ / 99cm
Sleeve length- 25'' /63.5cm

When will my turtleneck arrive? Once your order is placed, your turtleneck will be made from scratch to your specific size and will be dispatched within 2-4 weeks. You will receive an email once your order is dispatched which includes your parcel tracking number. A small happy dance when this email is received is recommended, but not mandatory.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: If your country is not listed in the shipping options, please get in touch via the contact page for a shipping quote (include your shipping destination for accurate quote)

COVID DELAYS: Unfortunately international delivery is currently delayed because of Covid. Whilst your garment will be dispatched within 2-4 weeks, accurate delivery times cannot be given due to factors beyond our control.

Care instructions: 
Cold (COLD yes cold) machine wash in wash bag, or hand wash. Gentle cycle recommended. Dry flat in shade. Warm iron (if needed). Do not bleach. Do not tumble dry.

TO ORDER: Please specify your chosen size in checkout notes


Supporting local designers and makers- All Uncle Phuncle garments are designed and made in Melbourne, Australia. Our designs are produced in small quantities with the utmost care and love, ensuring that each garment is made with a high standard of quality.

Here at Uncle Phuncle we believe in slow fashion – We believe in classic styles and silhouettes that can be worn and enjoyed for many years to come!

Don’t see your size? Need help with sizing and fit? If you have any questions or are unsure about sizing, please don’t hesitate to reach out via the Contact Us form