from traditional, sustainable farming communities in Qinghai, Tibet and Sichuan
WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT YAK WOOL?
Yak wool is one of the most valuable wools in the world. This is no surprise: because the skins of these Asian cattle have numerous special properties which guarantee maximum comfort. Yak wool is as delicate and soft as cashmere; it keeps you warmer than sheep’s wool; it regulates moisture, is breathable, and in addition, it is allergy friendly.
All these attributes are due to the fact that yak wool fibres are extremely thick and multi-layered. Yak skins are actually made up of two layers – outer fibres and down fibres. Being coarse, the former are generally used to make things like ropes and blankets. We use the fine down fibres to make our clothing. Unlike the outer coat, down fibres can be spun.
WHICH YAK WOOL DO WE USE?
We source our yak wool from traditional, sustainable farming communities in Qinghai, Tibet and Sichuan. By entering into a partnership with them, we are able to play an active part in sustainably improving their living conditions.
FACTS ABOUT YAK WOOL
Yak wool is known for its excellent ability to store body heat, which makes it ideal for clothing that it worn in sub-zero temperatures.
Yak wool is not scratchy and is very light.
Most people who suffer from allergies can wear yak wool without any problems.
Yaks need to be able to graze freely the whole year round and do not respond well to high temperatures.