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Fair Trade 100% Himalayan Yak Down Hat in Emerald Green - Shambala Hand Knit Cap / Made To Order

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Yak down is a luxury fiber relatively unknown to the fashion world. There are many benefits to using yak in knitwear. It is warmer than merino wool, softer and more durable than cashmere.

Yaks are majestic animal that live in mountainouse areas above 10,000 feet where they survive harsh weather conditions becuase Mother Nature has given them a remarkable warm wool coat. Like the cashmere of goats, yak hair is a secondary fiber (called down) grown each winter and shed in the spring. Each yak produces about 100g of fine downy fiber every year and this is how much yarn I used to create this beautiful hat. Unlike wool, the scales of yak fiber are in a waved mosaic pattern, resulting in a smooth fiber that does not itch. It is said to be a sustainable alternative to cashmere.

The fiber is hand-combed from the yaks that dwell in the mountainouse Himalayan regions of Western China, whose ancient existences continue to serve as a life source for the Tibetan herders. The company, Shokay, the world's first life style brand forcusing on the yak, aims to source their yak fiber directly from Tibetan herders, enabling them to earn a sustaibable living while preserving their traditional lifestyle.

This hat is one-size-fits all. The unstretched circumference of the hat is 19 inches and will comfortably stretch to fit head circumference up to 23 inches. Due to its stretchy nature of this yarn, this hat will fit from toddler to Small/Medium size adult.

Care Instructions: Hand wash using cold water and mild detergent. Lay flat to dry. Always treat it with LOVE♥

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Fair Trade 100% Himalayan Yak Down Hat in Emerald Green - Shambala Hand Knit Cap / Made To Order

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  • Handmade item
  • Material: yak
  • Made to order
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