Our Cashmere Yak Blends Introduction.....

Yak wool is warmer than merino, as soft as cashmere and as tough as camel, and so has made a welcome addition to a marketplace in a means to conserve cashmere fibers, animal overgrazing and environmental challenges.   We at Jonathan Kringle are keenly aware of the global issues surrounding the cashmere and luxury marketplace.  Our contribution to combat this is the introduction of yak fiber to the collection, our yarn consists of a blend 70% Yak/30% Cashmere in a count of 2/18's Nm.. With a diameter of 15-20 microns, it is comparable to cashmere in softness while being 10-15% warmer than merino wool.

For the Yak, their thick coats provide crucial defense against the harsh climate. Descriptions of a yak's coat read like tags on technical apparel, with multiple protective layers each playing a role. The coarse, slick outer coat can stay on year-round, repelling moisture and ultraviolet rays, while an exceptionally fine, crimped undercoat of down provides insulation in winter. A midrange layer fills in the gaps and—like the outer coat—includes some fibers with insulating hollow cores.  Natural breath-ability helps the body regulate its heat, keeping the wearer warm in the cold and cooler when temperatures rise.