Bos Grunniens (The Yak)
Yak wool is a largely unknown, but a very special fibre.The wool produces soft, breathable, durable and non moulting products.
WARMTH: Living at such high altitudes, the yak’s coat has developed to block wind, shed snow and store body heat, so it is naturally the warmest clothing material on the planet.
STRENGTH: Yak wool is as strong as camel hair. The strength of yak wool comes from the high levels of amino acids contained within the fibres.
SOFTNESS: Yaks produce two kinds of hair.The downy under layer is extremely soft and ordinarily sheds once a year in the spring, meaning it can be collected without having to shear the yak.
The outer layer is long, strong and waterproof and used for making ropes, human hair extensions, clown wigs and fly fishing lures!
We use wool from domesticated yaks so that it is a sustainable source of raw materials and we can vouch for their good living conditions.
Contrary to popular belief, yaks have little to no detectable odour when maintained appropriately in pastures or paddocks with adequate access to forage and water and the wool is naturally odour resistant.