Regarding the BPL store, lightly put BPL decided to move in a different direction and the online store was effectively shut down. Members and Lifers/Staff can see most/all the details in the BPL Members Only and BPL Strategic Planning forums.
You can still find Possumdown straight from the source in NZ, here's a link:
and the gloves (available in a multitude of colors, no less):
As an alternative, I suppose you could also try posting a WTB in gearswap as well...