Tengri at #INSPIREmeFestival in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia - 11-12 November 2016

Tengri is delighted to be a partner at #INSPIREmeFestival, which will be held on 11-12 November 2016 in Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia.

Following last year’s British Fair, and with the strong support of the UK Government’s Britain is GREAT campaign, the festival is expected to welcome over 5,000 people.

Visitors from all walks of life, encompassing Mongolian business people, the wider general public, consumers, tourists, and students, will have a chance to discover, exchange and talk with British businesses.

The event is showcasing British companies and organisations that are making substantial long-term investments that are benefiting the Mongolian people. Britain has a highly distinctive, world-class offer of goods and services, in fields ranging from tourism, education to creative industries, consumer goods and many more.

Nancy Johnston, CEO & Founder of Tengri, will be present at this event: «Our collaborative with the herder families has been growing fast, offering trade through fashion as well as interiors and the application of innovation for Khangai Noble Yarns. We are excited to be making a notable difference to the herding community in Mongolia and look forward to showcasing the fruits of the herders’ labours and British craftmanship.»

#INSPIREme Festival is on 11-12 November 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia


Best of Britannia: 30 Sep - 2 Oct 2016

Victoria House, Southampton Row, London WC1B 4DA, UK

Tengri is taking part again at this year's Best of Britannia event. We'll be joining over 150 brands showcasing the finest British-made products.

You will have the opportunity to experience first-hand the unique qualities of Tengri Noble Yarns®, through classic and new products spanning interiors to fashion, from exquisite throws and wovens to bespoke knitwear collections.

You'll also hear more about Tengri’s upcoming Winter collaborations with a number of prestigious British brands, celebrating design, heritage, craftsmanship and sustainability.

Friday is exclusive for trade buyers and then the next 2 days are both for public and trade visitors.

Come and meet us on Stand No. 30 (Home section) at Victoria House, Bloomsbury, from Friday 30th September to Sunday 2nd October.

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Come and see us at Milk & Sugar – 7 - 10 April, Old Truman Brewery, Shoreditch, London

Kamil is wearing the Tengri Schynbald sweater

Kamil is wearing the Tengri Schynbald sweater

We are really pleased to be participating at Milk & Sugar, the fashion and design district of The London Coffee Festival.

Join us at this vibrant showcase for emerging fashion labels, cutting-edge designers and contemporary artists at the Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch, London from 7th-10th April.

This is a perfect fit for Tengri as we celebrate British craftsmanship with our products designed and made in the UK, immersed in a global heritage.

Our collective movement combines conservation, innovation, technology and ethical business. At Milk & Sugar, we will be showcasing a selection from our latest collection, ‘Rider’ – inspired by and for journeys by bike, horse, motorbike and even on foot.

Using the latest innovative textile technology and the skills and craftsmanship of Britain’s heritage mills and manufacturers, experience Tengri products made with our Khangai Noble Yarns, the first set of UK-manufactured Mongolian yak yarns. With properties akin to vicuna and rivalling cashmere-softness, our all-natural and undyed products are warmer than merino wool, light, breathable and hypoallergenic.

You will have a chance to preview new staple Tengri accessories, including ties, socks and beanies – all designed in London and made in the UK with our premium noble yarns,

Experience prestige fashion and sustainable luxury at its best.

Come and visit us on stand M11. We’re looking forward to seeing you during these four days!

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Search for Tengri Men – Model Casting Call (25 February 2015)


Search for Tengri Men

Tengri is looking for a diverse group of gentlemen aged 25-60 with a distinguished and rugged look to reflect our sense of adventure. We want to capture the authentic you. We welcome all people, no modelling experience required. Whether you are an established model or looking to break into the business, this is a great opportunity to represent an exciting new brand.

About Tengri

Tengri is an upcoming menswear fashion brand; we create directional, design-led clothing for the conscientious and discerning. More than just a label, we are a brand built by people pioneering a new heritage. We work as a collective movement where design, fashion, ethics, technology, business, environmental activism and individual consumer choice come together to do good.

The collective’s goal is to draw on the talents of creatives that span many different disciplines, with celebrated designers, photographers and a range of other professionals in a variety of media. We’re looking to enlist a group of models to become the face of Tengri as we create content for the coming winter season: these Tengri Men will work with our photographic and videographic team to generate a variety of content.

Recruitment details

We are seeking 2-3 men to be themselves and represent Tengri in two upcoming shoots, with possible future work as part of our collective. The projects will require the models to work with each other as part of the Tengri Men and so our aim is to hold an informal open casting to get to know you and see how well potential candidates gel as a group. Selected models must be available for our studio shoot on 15 March for our lookbook and a fashion film to promote our upcoming Rider collection. Screen experience will be welcomed. Please plan to wear or bring all black clothing including shoes. Head shots will be taken upon arrival.

Where: The Star of Kings, 126 York Way, London N1 0AX

When: Thursday, February 25, 5:30p.m.–8:30p.m. Please allow for being at the casting for at least 2 hours.

No advanced booking or emails required. Just show up!

From Herder to High Fashion Wednesday 25 November 2015, 6.00-9.00pm

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Interchange Triangle, 3rd Floor, Triangle Building Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AB


What if consumers were offered beautifully made products, crafted with integrity, while simultaneously helping to protect biodiversity, wild animals and marginalised people living in rural and remote places?

Addressing the vital issue of sustainability, ‘From Herder to High Fashion’ features talks by pioneers and fashion revolutionaries, championing innovative solutions for sustainable and ethical fashion.

Nancy Johnston, founder of Tengri, will explain how Tengri launched a movement to change the wider fashion industry for the better. Tengri specialises in natural materials with a 100% ethical, sustainable, eco-friendly and transparent supply chain. The company operates as a premium fashion brand and social business, trading fairly with nomadic herders.

Joining the collective movement are Bertie Bertinez, Katie Jones, Alex Noble and Diane Goldie, designers with an inspirational and directional design aesthetic. The evening panel discussions will include avant-garde knitwear designer, Bertie Bertinez, Katie Jones, whose work celebrates artisanal hand-craftsmanship and Diane Goldie, artist and handmaker of wearable art. Joining the panel will be Tengri brand ambassador and bookabeat-featured artist, Miss Baby Sol, a singer and songwriter celebrated for her powerful lyrics tackling global problems related to mass-consumerism.

The evening will also showcase directional pieces from Tengri's collection and the Tengri Noble Yarn exhibition.

From Herder to High Fashion’ is a must-attend event for anyone interested in sustainability and design, from fashion-conscious consumers to journalists and students, as well as people involved in the fashion and textile industries.

The event forms part of a wider partnership with Responsible Ecosystems Sourcing PlatformImpact Hub King's Cross, AshokaCentral Saint Martins and Interchange. This event launches a series of activities by the larger global collective movement exploring sustainability, social impact and geo-relational fashion.

Please join us for what promises to be a very exciting and informative evening.

Book your place here

Dichotomous Design – 24 September 2015

UKFT, 3 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, WC1N 3AR London, UK. 18:00-20.30 GMT

Coinciding with London Design Festival and the closing of London Fashion Week, ‘Dichotomous Design’ is an evening event featuring sustainable design, traditional making and contemporary living. As part of an ongoing global dialogue exploring sustainability, social impact and geo-relational fashion, the evening will inform and inspire us to make everyday choices that can improve and support bio-diversity, protect and support wild animals and people living in rural and remote places.

Delivered in partnership and hosted by UKFT, the evening will include talks by Laurian Davies of UKFT, Orsola de Castro, sustainable fashion pioneer, co-founder of Estethica and the creative force behind Fashion Revolution Day, and Rosemary Wallin, designer and BA pathway leader for sustainable fashion practice in design and marketing at Central Saint Martins, University of Arts London. The evening will highlight successful examples from designers and fashion brands that have used their craft to design and make products with a harm-free ethos through careful selection of fabrics and fibres. The event is also endorsed by the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Join us for an exciting evening not to be missed. Food and drinks reception provided. Please RSVP.
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Join us at the London Design Festival 2015 – Khangai yarn exhibition

Join us for the Khangai Yarn Exhibition, an innovative and immersive exhibition taking place during the London Design Festival, 19-27 September. Exclusive pieces will make their debut – designed and created from all-natural noble yarns, hand-sourced and only available once a year from Mongolia’s mountainous Khangai region.

The works of Tengri Collective designers and artisanal makers including Carlo Volpi, Catarina Riccabona, Bertie Bertinez and Studio 180° will be featured. Come and discover lush interior furniture, furnishings and fashion, all designed in London and made with Tengri’s Khangai noble yarns. This immersive and experiential journey enables visitors to experience the interconnected relationship between the fragile landscapes, wild animals and people of Mongolia.

The Khangai Yarn collection forms part of a wider movement called The Art of Progress. Organised by 19 Greek Street, this is an event not to be missed. Sign up for our newsletter or connect with us on Twitter or Facebook for more details and exclusive invites to events to be curated and announced as part of London Design Festival."


Tengri unveils capsule collection at the Mongolian Yak Festival

Arkhangai region, Mongolia, 18th July 2015

On 18th July we will host a runway show like no other in the heart of the Arkhangai Mountains, Mongolia. Set on the shore of Terkhiin Tsagaan lake in the awe-inspiring region of Tariat Sum, the showcase will form part of the Mongolia Yak Festival, celebrating the delicate and interwoven relationship between nomadic herders, animals and the land.

Read the full story here


From Steppes to streets:
Tengri Yak wool exhibit & pre-sale

Pratt Institute | Brooklyn fashion + Design Accelerator
630 Flushing Ave, Suite 704, Brooklyn, NY 11206
3 March 2015

Join us for a Mongolian yak wool exhibition and presentation taking place on Tuesday, March 3rd from 6-8 pm at the Brooklyn Fashion+Design Accelerator, part of a monthly Textile Tuesdays event.

Nancy Johnston, CEO and Founder of Tengri, will be on hand to discuss the various stages and special qualities of this unique fibre, from down to yarns and fabrics and, of course, the end result – clothing. The best way to understand yak wool is to feel it, so come and enjoy a hands-on experience of a very special fibre! The Tengri debut ‘Warrior’ Collection will be on display, along with visuals of iconic Mongolian landscapes.

Designers and textile afficionados attending the event will have a chance to see the garments and textiles in advance of the presentation, entitled ‘From Steppes to Streets.’ The video presentation provides an overview of Nancy’s journey in Mongolia for Tengri, how the company started, as well as specific aspects of yak wool as a fibre, plus a special pre-sale and sneak preview of new items in the collection, exclusively available to those who attend.

For more details or to attend, click here.


Tengri Trunk Sale

Saturday 21 March 2015, 1pm-4pm
Wolf & Badger, 32 Dover Street, London W1S 4NE

Join us at an exclusive opportunity to discover an extended range of the Tengri ‘Warrior’ collection – including new pieces not yet available online.

Nancy Johnston, Tengri founder, will be on hand to help you select your garment and answer any questions you may have about yak wool. This very special fibre is as soft as cashmere, warmer than merino wool and hypoallergenic.

Handspun yak yarns and fabrics for knitting, crocheting and making Tengri yakwear clothing will also be available.

A special 10% discount is offered at this event.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Best of Britannia

The Familoe Building, 34 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London, United Kingdom
2-4 October 2014

Best of Britannia exhibitors range from long-established heritage brands to more recent start-ups such as Tengri. All the exhibitors have one thing in common: a strong belief in supporting UK manufacturing. Every Tengri garment is designed and made in Britain, so we feel at home at this event.


Tengri Festival 2014

Corbet Place Bar & Lounge, London
Saturday, 20 September 2014

A collision of fashion, contemporary British and Mongolian music, dance, art and culture.

This celebration of the modern-day ‘Warrior' introduced our debut collection of yak knitwear to the world, along with women's shoes designed and created by Shoes by Bryan.

The evening also featured exclusive one-time collaborations and performances by:

The music was powered by bookabeat.

Delicious food and drink was provided by Mongolian Kitchen, including vodka, cocktails, huushuur (fried meat and vegetable pies) and dumplings.

Check out the Tengri Festival photos here.

RockCorps Tamir River Clean-Up

Tsetserleg, Arkhanghai region, Mongolia
15 August 2014

On 15th August, young RockCorps volunteers gave four hours of their time to help clean up the Tamir River in the Mongolian province of Arkhangai, as a curtain-raiser to the first ever Tsetserleg Festival.

Members of the Tengri collective were among the volunteers, who enjoyed a live performance by Quiza, hip-hop artist and star of the movie Mongolian Bling, at the Tsetserleg Festival, in exchange for their time.

“To inspire young Mongolians to promote our cultural and natural heritage to the world and support the development of our beautiful country is extremely important to me,” said Quiza. “I am delighted to be able to show my support and perform at the festival.”

The festival worked in partnership with RockCorps, whose ethos is “Give, Get Given”. As RockCorps co-founder and CEO Stephen Greene explained: “The Tamir River has a 16km stretch of water that is full of debris. It is such an important source and gateway to the town of Tsetserleg, yet the issue hasn’t been tackled. By using the festival to engage youth in the project, we helped preserve the beautiful environment.”

The Tamir River Clean-Up Project and the Tsetserleg Festival brought together fashion and the preservation of land, animals and nomadic herders’ culture. L. Jambaldorj, Leader of the Arkhanghai Association and Federation of Pasture User Groups, and Nancy Johnston, CEO and Founder of Tengri, jointly conceived the idea.

“By putting volunteering and music at the heart of the platform from the start, Nancy not only created a successful design business in partnership with the yak herders, but also celebrated their work and culture,” added Stephen Greene.

The Tsetserleg Festival and the Tamir River Clean-Up Project, both sponsored by Tengri, will become an annual event, working with local municipal authorities to preserve and protect the river and landscapes from pollution and debris by engaging young volunteers motivated by music.


Tsetserleg Festival 2014: A triumph of community, culture and fashion

Arkhangai region, Mongolia
16 August 2014

The Arkhangai Aimag mountains in Mongolia provided the scenic backdrop for the first ever Tsetserleg Festival on the weekend of August 17-19. Conceived and staged by Tengri, the festival was a celebration of culture and community spirit. The town of Tsetserleg was transformed by decorations, live music, art, food and high-end fashion.

The weekend commenced with a volunteer incentive which saw Tengri join forces with RockCorps, the global volunteer organisation. Festival volunteers travelled to the nearby Tamir River, which has suffered badly from pollution, to begin a clean-up operation. Inspired by the opportunity to see performances by some of Mongolia’s most famous live acts, the volunteers selflessly dedicated eight hours to cleaning up the river.

The following day was a fun-filled day for families, with children's activity workshops, exhibitions and Mongolian musicians, whose performances included combinations of traditional and modern sounds. As the sun set, the steps of the magnificent Buddhist temple at Bulgan-Uul became a catwalk for a spectacular fashion show to showcase the first ever Tengri knitwear collection.

To close the festival, Mongolia’s award-winning hip-hop star Quiza took to the stage. More than 1,500 people, old and young, gathered to see one of the country’s most famous faces light up the evening with a performance that was truly electrifying.

After his performance, Quiza said: “This weekend we made history in Mongolia. Bringing together different people from different backgrounds through music, culture and volunteering, collectively through the festival we were able to put the spotlight on Mongolia and promote its many cultural and natural characteristics to the world.”

Nancy Johnston, founder of the Tsetserleg Festival and the Tengri label, said: “The purpose of the festival was to give support to nomadic herder families in the region by creating an event so inspiring and fun that people not only want to travel there and experience it, but also tell their friends. Actually we went beyond that. Through fashion, music and so much more we connected with people in the local community and touched people interested in social responsibility and environmental activism. Knowing how the Tsetserleg Festival has made such a difference, together with RockCorps, ensures we’ll return next year – and it will be even bigger!”

Check out our photos here.