Why sourcing direct from herders is important:
Winter in Mongolia is known for its’ extreme harsh weather, snow storms and temperature dropping to -40celius is expected in remote parts of Mongolia. Of course, we want to go to those remote steppes of Mongolia and meet our yak herders all throughout the year.
This is March 29, 2019 – part of our Kickstarter trip to Mongolia where we were able to give back to herders yakmere beanies as promised per our campaign. Herders welcomed us with such hospitality and also raised many great suggestions for our brand. We were truly inspired by this trip; it reminded us again why our work of sourcing locally and promoting environmentally good fiber is not only important to entire community of herders but also much needed in sustaining their nomadic lifestyle.