Sierra Magazine: Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.

From 2015 onward, new posts will appear only here: http://www.sierraclub.org/greenlife


The Green Life: Yak Couture

« Dying for a Nap | Main | Scoot and Save »

August 21, 2008

Yak Couture

Gl_05 Forget the waifs. Look for 2,200-pound Himalayan oxen to make a fashion statement this fall. Eco-chic style force Stewart + Brown has created designs made from yaks' downy undercoats. Rivaling cashmere and merino wool for warmth and softness, the fiber starts at a traditional herding co-op in Tibet and heads to Mongolia for knitting. The new collection includes a range of yak wear for women, from knit dresses to arm warmers (shown above). For more yak-tastic designs, check out fashion house Shokay, which makes cozy slipper-socks and throws.

User comments or postings reflect the opinions of the responsible contributor only, and do not reflect the viewpoint of the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting. The Sierra Club accepts no obligation to review every posting, but reserves the right (but not the obligation) to delete postings that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate.

Up to Top