In the 1980s Wentworth Distributors NZ Ltd. was owned by Went Ferdinands and was known as the Wendy Wools hand knitting yarn distributor for New Zealand. Went, however, had a dream. He wanted to sell balls of yarn to every retailer in
Naturelle, Tussock and Buttons have been our flagship yarns for more than 20 years and continue to sell strongly today. In the mid 1990’s, the company launched sales of Naturally Yarns into the North American market where the consumer could buy New Zealand made yarn at their local yarn store.
2001 saw the company expand into the Australian market where the Naturally, Wendy, Peter Pan and Twilleys yarns were widely accepted. At this time, the Naturally label expanded into fashion yarns to supplement the basic wool range.
In 2007, the company was bought by Vimar 1991 s.a.s, an Italian yarn producer. Shortly thereafter Vimar 1991 s.a.s. bought the Filatura di Crosa international trademark and Wentworth Distributors NZ Ltd. became the sole distributor for Filatura di Crosa in both
Wentworth Distributors NZ Ltd. prides itself on maintaining the “Made in
We are also proud supporters of the "Royal New Zealand Returned & Services Assn." A percentage from the sale of each ball of Gallipoli and each Gallipoli leaflet will be donated to the Royal New Zealand Returned & Services Assn.