Yak Wool - Warmer & Softer than merino
Yaks have been living on the high altitude plateaus of Tibet, Mongolia and Central Asia for millions of years, at altitudes up to 5000m where winter temperatures frequently go below -40C. Yaks have evolved an amazing insulation system to keep them warm in these extreme environments.
Our yak fiber is sourced from the northeastern region of the Tibetan Plateau, where the best grasslands are located and the majority of the yaks live. We buy the best quality, finest fiber that is sourced directly from herding communities. The herders are paid a fair price, allowing them to earn an income that is compatible with their way of life.