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Yak Top 1 oz - Natural Dark Rich Chocolate Color, Sumptuously Soft and Warm!

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Yak Top 1 oz $6.00 - Natural Rich Dark Chocolate Color - Luxuriously Warm and Soft!

IDEAL FOR BLENDING WITH OTHER FIBRES OR JUST SUMPTUOULY DECADENT ON IT'S OWN!

Yak wool has similar properties to other animal fibers, including breathability and static-resistance, but has been proven to outperform sheep wool in a number of areas:

Warmth: In woolen garments, air pockets are created between the fibers that reduce the rate of heat transfer. This property combined with Lanolin (a hydrophobic grease present in wool fibers) allowing wool to keep you warm when wet. Yak wool is rich in Myristic acid, a type of hydrophobic fatty acid, Independently conducted tests on yak down suggest that it is warmer than Merino wool. Nonetheless, claims vary on how much warmer it is with values ranging between 10-40%.

Softness: Cashmere is known in the textile industry as one of the softest wools with a fiber diameter of less than 18.5. The diameter of the down fiber of the Yak also ranges 16-20 microns making its softness comparable to that of cashmere. Species-Specific DNA probes have been developed to identify yak, which is used to quantitatively test yak-cashmere blends. Although cashmere has already been firmly established in the market, yak wool has potential to be sold as a luxury product due to its softness and the (currently) sustainable and eco-friendly means used for gathering the fibers.

Breathability: In general, wool’s comfort comes from its thermo-balance characteristics. The Breathability factor of a material depends on its ability to absorb moisture relative to its weight and then release it into the air. The higher the value the better the textile is at adapting to humidity level changes. Wool can absorb over 30% of moisture, greater than Cotton (25%) and far greater than polyester that can only absorb 1% of its weight.

Odor-resistance: Contrary to popular belief, yaks do not have a strong odor. Unless combined with the bacteria that live on the skin, sweat is odorless. The anti-microbial properties of yak fibers prevent bacteria from living on sweat thereby considerably reducing odor.
Yak Top 1 oz $6.00 - Natural Rich Dark Chocolate Color - Luxuriously Warm and Soft!

IDEAL FOR BLENDING WITH OTHER FIBRES OR JUST SUMPTUOULY DECADENT ON IT'S OWN!

Yak wool has similar properties to other animal fibers, including breathability and static-resistance, but has been proven to outperform sheep wool in a number of areas:

Warmth: In woolen garments, air pockets are created between the fibers that reduce the rate of heat transfer. This property combined with Lanolin (a hydrophobic grease present in wool fibers) allowing wool to keep you warm when wet. Yak wool is rich in Myristic acid, a type of hydrophobic fatty acid, Independently conducted tests on yak down suggest that it is warmer than Merino wool. Nonetheless, claims vary on how much warmer it is with values ranging between 10-40%.

Softness: Cashmere is known in the textile industry as one of the softest wools with a fiber diameter of less than 18.5. The diameter of the down fiber of the Yak also ranges 16-20 microns making its softness comparable to that of cashmere. Species-Specific DNA probes have been developed to identify yak, which is used to quantitatively test yak-cashmere blends. Although cashmere has already been firmly established in the market, yak wool has potential to be sold as a luxury product due to its softness and the (currently) sustainable and eco-friendly means used for gathering the fibers.

Breathability: In general, wool’s comfort comes from its thermo-balance characteristics. The Breathability factor of a material depends on its ability to absorb moisture relative to its weight and then release it into the air. The higher the value the better the textile is at adapting to humidity level changes. Wool can absorb over 30% of moisture, greater than Cotton (25%) and far greater than polyester that can only absorb 1% of its weight.

Odor-resistance: Contrary to popular belief, yaks do not have a strong odor. Unless combined with the bacteria that live on the skin, sweat is odorless. The anti-microbial properties of yak fibers prevent bacteria from living on sweat thereby considerably reducing odor.

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  • Craft type: Crochet, Knitting
  • Materials: top, roving, natural, Camel, Bactrian Camel
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