Move over cashmere, there is a new scarf in town. Meet mYak from Italy. The company was created by the Terre Nomadiche, a cooperative founded out of respect for traditional cultures and a collaboration with local communities in the Tibetan Plateau.
Let me cut to the chase here. The baby Yak started shedding it’s super light weight, soft, fuzzy and warm coat in May. The nomads in the Tibetan Plateau comb and collect the short fibres of baby yak wool but it is particularly difficult to spin and work with, especially for knitwear. Here is where mYak comes in; to spin and weave the baby yak wool they have partnered with a family-run mill in Italy with strong traditions of care for the environment who are able to spin and weave the highest quality textiles from even the finest fibers.
They do not chemically treat or bleach any of the textiles. The final product is the finest, luxurious scarves and blankets.