YAK WOOLYAK WOOL Yak wool is 40% warmer than Merino wool and 17% warmer than cashmere | Natural eco-friendly material | Shop AW 2021 collection from Ziptown.
Yak fiber is the term commonly used to refer yak fiber wool produced from the coat hair of yaks, a long-haired bovine mainly found in the Himalayan region, Tibetan plateau, and some areas of Mongolia and Central Asia.
By preference, yaks live at high altitudes where it’s extremely cold. And so they appear to us almost comically overgrown with their exceptionally long and incomparably insulating hair.
As yaks inhabit high altitude and endure cold weather they developed uniquely warm down wool that repels humidity. For this quality we are not able to dye yak down and that actually provide us 100% natural and organic product in our 100% yak wool sweaters. Recent study shows that yak down is 40% warmer than Merino wool and 17% warmer than cashmere.
Despite their wild appearance, yaks have little or no odor. And finished yak down is naturally resistant to absorbing scents and smells, making it ideal for active wear. And because it requires less frequent washing, your cherished yak sweater will outlast its wool or cashmere counterpart.
Our factories use all yak wool collected either in Mongolia or Central Asia, and our products contain up to 60% yak wool in wool blends.