Facts about Yaks- Yaks thrive in high altitude environments and can get affected by heat exhaustion at temperatures starting from 15 Degrees Celsius.
- Yak wool is said to be warmer than wools such as Merino which are highly regarding for their warming properties.
- Yak wool absorbs body moisture and is very breathable- this means it absorbs moisture such as sweat and releases it into the environment to keep you feeling fresh and dry.
- Yaks are now primarily only found in Tibet, Western China and Northern India with Yak fibre used in traditional weaving processes in the whole region.
- Yak wool is so soft and luxurious people confuse it with Cashmere.
- Because Yak Wool resists odours, smells don’t build up as easily which makes it a great item for travelling, or just everyday wear as you won’t need to wash it quite as often of many other fabrics.
- Yak wool is stronger than most other natural animal fibres, meaning it is a tough and durable product.
- Yak products are still quite rare outside of the Himalaya region but in recent years Yak Wool has been introduced by luxury fashion brands such as Louis Vuitton and Dunhill.
Yak wool products sold by Avenue
The Yak wool products sourced by Avenue are primarily from Nepal, these include: