Our wool is ethically sourced
Our wool comes from yaks raised by nomadic Tibetan herders on the Himalayan Plateau. Each spring, the yaks begin to lose their soft wool underlayer for the summer. In a process that is painless for the animals, the herders collect the loose wool and bring it to market.
Our Tibetan partners
We’ve work with the Kegawa Herders’ Cooperative, a collective of more than 90 families in the Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. The families live at or above 4500m altitude year round. We buy their wool at a set mid-market rate throughout the buying season in order to offer them price certainty, and in addition we pay a stipend of 10%.
To access wool from areas beyond our reach, we use a network of local agents on the plateau.