The Mongolian yak down is considered the new cashmere in the fashion industry. Almost as thin as cashmere, this fiber is strong, breathable, auto regulated the body heat, and has many other benefits…
Origin of the fabric
Our provider is a Mongolian NGO called Sustainable Cashmere Union.
The Mongolian Cashmere Union is working closely with the nomadic herders in order to:
- Provides workshops to herders on how to comb the yaks without harming the animal.
- Provides medical assistance to nomadic families
- Provides veterinary care to animals
How it’s made
After being combed from the animal, the fiber is de-haired to only keep the finest ones. The spinning and knitting processes are made in Ulaanbaatar.
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Buttons are made with sheep ankle bones. We cut the bone into two parts, boil it, refine it to make it extra smooth, and knit it on the garment.
Who did the design?
Hypechase’s artistic director is a well-known Mongolian fashion designer called Lida Borkhuu. After designing countless garments made with imported ready-made fabrics, she learned the hard techniques of knitwear in order to use the luxurious sustainable fibers originating from her own country.
This garment comes from the Hypechase 2022 Fall/Winter collection called Phantasiai.