Mongolian yak down scarf
Mongolian Yak Down Neck Scarf

This Mongolian yak-down neck scarf made an interesting path before arriving in your hands. The yarn has been hand-spun, then hand-knit by women in difficulties living in the suburbs of the capital city of Mongolia called Ulaanbaatar.

Snood hand-spun and hand-knit with Sustainable cashmere

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 a lot of research, we found some hidden ladies passionate about spinning and knitting yak down yarn by hand. It happens that most of them are facing difficulties and we are extremely happy to give them some work! Hence, every inch of this precious scarf has been carefully produced, slowly, surely.

Hand-spun cashmere yarn

We asked them why to keep the transformation of the yarn by hand. They all reply that without passing through machines, THE FIBER REMAINS ALIVE! I guess you can feel something different than any other garment, that’s the thing.

More about Mongolian yak down: Click here

Hand-knit Mongolian cashmere 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.

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