Khangai Noble Yak
For thousands of years, nomadic herder families in Mongolia’s Khangai Mountains have stewarded the land and animals such as the semi-wild Khangai Yak. This indigenous animal is the sustainable source of Tengri’s Khangai Noble Fibres® and Khangai Noble Yarns®.
Tengri herders hand-comb each yak once a year, producing only 100 grammes of precious Khangai Yak fibres. These are hand-sorted into four natural colours: cocoa, tan, and the rare, extremely valuable silver and platinum.
Baby Khangai Yak fibres
The world’s softest, rarest yak fibres can be hand-combed only once – from Baby Khangai Yaks, when they shed their first winter coats.
The Khangai region's unique microclimate
Tiny fluctuations in overnight temperatures intensify the growth of Mongolia’s softest yak down on the animals’ underbellies. These fibres have outstanding thermal-regulating properties, enabling Khangai Yak to thrive in scorching summers and bitter winters (temperatures range from +40 to -40 degrees Celsius).
Comparison to other luxury fibres
Khangai Yak fibres are as soft as cashmere, warmer than merino wool, light and breathable, resistant to pilling, water and odours, hypoallergenic, with the strength and durability associated with cervelt (red deer down).
Although Khangai Yaks are combed more often than vicuña (annually compared with every three years for vicuña), the comparable fibre yield is less, making Khangai Yak fibres rarer than vicuña.
Pure and hypoallergenic
The pure, natural, untreated and undyed condition of Tengri Noble Fibre® makes it ideal for those with allergies. Our garments represent the natural colours of the Khangai Noble Yaks.
Tengri, listed in Sustainia100 as one of the world’s leading sustainable business solutions, produces Khangai Noble Fibres® via a 100 percent transparent supply chain. We source our yak fibres directly from cooperatives made up of more than 4,500 herder families living in and around Mongolia’s Khangai Mountains. The garments and yarns we create embrace the unique qualities of this very special fibre – qualities often under-recognised in the global textile industry.
Supporting the United Nations Global Goals
According to the United Nations Development Programme, 90 percent of Mongolia is fragile dry-land – desertification threatens wildlife and biodiversity. Tengri’s social enterprise with nomadic herders supports United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by promoting sustainable economic growth, ensuring sustainable production patterns, protecting and promoting sustainable natural ecosystems use, and combating desertification through our global partnerships for sustainable development.
Creativity and technological innovation
Tengri’s development technology, combined with source fibres from the Khangai Noble Yak, ensures the highest quality of yak noble yarn on the market today, with properties to rival and transcend those of cashmere.
For trade samples or order enquiries
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