The Warmth and Sustainability of Yak Wool

Originally the yak was a wild beast which roamed the Tibetan plateau. Particularly suited for high altitude living above 3000 meters, the yak is one of the mainstays of Himalayan life. Over the centuries they have been domesticated and sometimes cross-bred by the local population, but they remain shy creatures, wary of strangers and prone to erratic behavior.

Yak fiber is soft and smooth with wonderful. It exists in several colors, including shades of gray, brown, black and white. The mean length of yak fiber is about 30mm with a fiber fineness of 15-22 microns. It is combed or shed from the yak and then dehaired. The result is a splendid downy fiber similar to that of the camel.

Yak Wool Dark Brown

Yarn made from yak down is one of the most luxurious fibers found. Warmer than wool and as soft as cashmere, yak yarn makes wonderful garments and accessories. It is an extremely durable and lightweight fiber that preserves heat in the winter yet breathes for comfort in warmer weather. Yak yarn is completely odorless, does not shed and maintains warmth, even when wet. The yarn is non-allergenic and non-irritating as it contains no animal oils or residue. It can be hand washed with a gentle detergent.

Post time: Nov-30-2021