Did you know that yak wool when blended with silk fiber is softer than cashmere? Did you know that in addition to being softer (and more affordable!) than cashmere, yak wool is also prized because it consistently rates as 10 – 15% warmer than sheep’s wool? While it may sound a little strange at first, yak wool is valued for its strength and softness, and this light brown infinity scarf will not only keep you looking stylish in the winter, it will keep you comfortable.
Yaks are very large bovine (cow-like) creatures that are indigenous to the Himalayas. This means these sturdy guys live at heights of over 16,000 feet! In order to survive such harsh conditions, they need to stay warm and it is their wool that allows them to do so!
This is a one of a kind scarf, which was created using a wet felting technique. Wet felting is one of several methods which can produce felt from wool or other animal fibers. I apply warm soapy water to the layers of the yak fiber that placed at 90 degree angles to one another. By repeatedly agitating and compressing the fibers, they hook together into a single piece of fabric.
One of the many benefits of wool is that it naturally repels dirt, allowing it to remain clean with very limited interventions by its owner. If you should need to clean your scarf I recommend hand washing with cool water and a mild detergent. Rinse well and dry by rolling first in a towel (to absorb excess water), and then lay it flat to air dry. If you really need the scarf quickly, you can iron the scarf on the silk setting of an iron. Product Specifications:
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