Yak wool is derived from the coat of yaks, an animal which is a close relative of the Alpaca’s. It is a herd animal that is found in the mountainous regions of Central Asia.
The soft fine undercoat is the most desirable for manufacturing
Yaks have long shaggy hair and a dense woolly undercoat keeping them warm in extreme climates. The soft fine undercoat is the most desirable for manufacturing. These fibres are sorted into their natural colour palette of brown to fawn shades and then spun into yarns to make a very soft wool.
Yak wool fibres are very fine and yet very warm, and have a natural lustre.