What is Yak Wool?
Yak wool is derived from the coat of yaks, a herd animal that is found in the mountainous regions of Central Asia. Yaks have long shaggy hair and a dense woolly undercoat. It is this soft fine under hair that is most desirable for manufacturing, and is removed by dehairing. These fibres are then spun into yarns to make a very soft wool.
Properties and qualities
Yak wool is naturally brown to fawn in colour. It is very warm and shiny having a higher lustre than wool. Yak wool fibres are very fine, being around 17 to 19 microns in diameter, which is around the same fineness as cashmere.
How does it feel?
Due to the fineness of yak fibres, yak wool is incredibly soft to touch.
Yak wool items should be dry-cleaned or machine washed on a delicate cycle using a specific wool detergent. For best results, refer to the care instructions on your yak wool product.