Yaks originated in the high Tibetan plateau, and were first brought to Mongolia by Buddhist monks who used them for transport on their pilgrimages. Mongolian yak down is a rare and unique natural fiber. Yaks weigh more than a thousand kilos and put on thick coats to protect against minus 40C winter temperatures, but every year less than 500 grams of ultra high-quality down is groomed from each animal. Our yak yarn is spun from fine down and is warmer than merino wool, breathable and naturally water resistant. Only pure, undyed and unbleached yak down is used to knit and weave our unique homewares and accessories.