Silk, lamb’s wool, cashmere, cotton, jersey – what normal scarves are made of, right? Well what about baby yak?
With one of the softest fibres in the world and working with local Tibetan communities, ethical Italian brand Myak is the first to weave this superfine undercoat wool into scarves, stoles, throws and blankets of the highest quality. Blacks, browns, greys and whites are the colours to be found, as the wool is kept undyed to avoid losing its natural beauty. And if it can keep a yak warm in Tibet, it will certainly keep you warm in the harshest of winter weather.
Myak, a brand founded from social cooperative ‘Terra Nomadiche’, which operates to benefit traditional cultures and communities, believes that “only those efforts that see local producers as the primary actors and as long-term partners can truly be called a social enterprise.” Taking pride in their ethical, traceable, products Myak pays the highest price for wool from its partner yak farmers of the Tibetan plateau and brings it to Italy to be manufactured with a luxurious artisanal touch.
The natural colouring allows the scarves to be worn with anything, adding a classic finish to everything from a simple t-shirt and jeans combination to a 3 piece suit.
With a distinct lack of summer and autumn/winter on the way, place your order for one of the softest, warmest, most naturally stunning and wholly ethical scarves you’re likely to find.
Shop the collection over at http://www.myak.it.