Yaks are unique among the other members of the cow species due to their multi layered and very thick coats. Yak coat consists of long coarse guard hairs, course wool and a very fine undercoat. We spin this fine undercoat into yarn. In thickness, yak hair ranges from 18 to 21 microns depending on the yaks’ sex and age. This means that yak wool is as fine as the finest alpaca and merino wool.
In our production, we only use combed wool. Shearing the wool results in much shorter hairs and does not produce quality yarn. One yak only yields 400-600 gr. of combed wool. The raw wool is then manually sorted into 3 color categories: grey, light brown and dark brown. We do not dye our yak wool as their natural colors and luster are too beautiful to disguise.
Yak wool garments offer superior comfort on those cool humid days. Unlike any other type of wool, it is unusually warm as well as breathable. Anyone who has ever worn yak wool garment can testify to this experience.
Cashmere is the finest and most precious hair of all. The extreme temperatures of the Mongolian steppes, at times dropping to -40C, cause the young goats to develop extremely and dense undercoats. The fiber thickness of our cashmere ranges from 14 to 18 micros.
The goats are hand combed in the spring. Our cashmere is super-soft and breathable. It is gorgeous , with a natural silky shine. It has a high heat retention quality while being light as a feather.
We obtain this wool by combing two-year old camels. By combing rather than shearing the wool, we are able to produce yarn that is very fine and soft on the skin. The average thickness of the combed hairs is 17-19 microns.
As with the yak wool, we do not dye baby camel wool but sort it into 3 color categories: grey, light brown and dark brown. Baby camel wool does not absorb dyeing well. Therefore, dyeing it would involve bleaching first and then treating it with a dye choice. Therefore, the dyeing baby camel wool would damage its natural qualities and lose its ecological concept.