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Journal

Why we use minimal packaging

Why we use minimal packaging

Individually a small amount of wasted packaging might not seem like a problem, but when there are hundreds or thousands of plastic bags or paper sh...
What makes the best baselayer?

What makes the best baselayer?

The biggest outdoor companies in the world spend thousands of dollars on design, fabric development, testing, and refining to make the perfect base...
Two Weeks on the Tibetan Plateau

Two Weeks on the Tibetan Plateau

We visited yak herders on the Tibetan Plateau in Qinghai province, and also the historical monastery towns of Labrang and Langmusi.
A Day in the Hills

A Day in the Hills

We spent a day with friends in the hills of Lyttleton, New Zealand. Only 30 minutes from our office and we were out amongst it watching these guys ...
Putting our Yak/Tencel Fabric to the test

Putting our Yak/Tencel Fabric to the test

While scientific lab testing doesn’t exactly replicate real world situations, it is the most reliable and easiest way to prove the benefits of yak ...
Photo Essay: Life on the Tibetan Plateau

Photo Essay: Life on the Tibetan Plateau

We had the chance to visit the Tibetan Plateau in December 2016, to see where our yak fiber comes from, understand what life is like, and experienc...
The Roof of Africa in the Ethiopian Highlands

The Roof of Africa in the Ethiopian Highlands

Ethiopia was the first trip I have been where I genuinely had no idea what it would be like. Did we want to see the mountains, or the desert, or t...
Yak herders on the Tibetan Plateau

Yak herders on the Tibetan Plateau

The Tibetan Plateau is the highest and largest plateau in the world stretching from central China to Kashmir in Pakistan and India, and is bordered...
The Science of Yak Wool

The Science of Yak Wool

Up to 40% warmer than Merino A number of independent tests have shown yak wool is between 10 - 40% warmer by weight than equivalent merino wool. Y...
Mongolia - The Start of Our Journey

Mongolia - The Start of Our Journey

As with any great adventure, travelling across the Mongolian wilderness was not how I had imagined. Impressions of Genghis Khan riding across the S...