the yak down information page
Yak down is an emerging name in the world of luxury and exotic fibers. Remarkably fine, it is comparable to cashmere in softness while being significantly warmer than merino wool. It is a truly exquisite natural fiber that is also exceedingly rare. Despite its natural scarcity, yak down is becoming increasingly available to consumers in the West through a growing number of entrepreneurial businesses seeking to share this exceptional fiber with the world.
Natural Properties of Yak Down
Yak down yarns are superior in many ways to other popular natural fibers:
An Exceptionally Rare Fiber
On average, yaks grow as little as 500 grams of quality down through winter. In comparison, the New Zealand Merino sheep will produce 3.5 to 5 kgs. of wool a year, and the annual fiber harvest from a single Angora rabbit may exceed the yak more than six-fold! The scarcity of the exotic yak down adds to its value as an extremely rare and unique natural fiber.
The Uses of Yak Down
The extraordinary softness and warmth of yak down lends itself to use in a variety of luxurious products, including: