Optimum Knitwear

Founded by Tim and Sue Fawcett in 1990, Optimum Knitwear is a New Zealand family owned company based in west Auckland. 

We are a small boutique manufacturer of fine gauge knitwear specialising in the use of natural fibres. We employ 40 staff. 

Optimum knitwear has become known for its extensive colour palatte, service and the quality of all of its collections.  The major benefits of local manufacture are the ability to react quickly to the ever-changing market demand, a fast turnaround of repeat business and low minimums. 

Optimum knitwear is the manufacturer of the Royal Merino and Royal Alpaca collections. These collections along with Optimum are sold in New Zealand, Australia, America, Germany and France.