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Part II: Travels on the Tibetan Plateau
Part II: Travels on the Tibetan Plateau from Khunu on Vimeo.
A Day in the Life of a Yak Herder
At the Source - Yaks, Nomads and the Himalayas from Khunu on Vimeo.
Part III: Into the Wild West
Part III: Into the Wild West from Khunu on Vimeo.
"China-based expat Julian Wilson tells the story of how a trip to the Tibetan plateau inspired a clothing company with a difference"
-The Daily Telegraph
Yak wool resists static
- Yak wool is even more resistant to static electricity than other types of wool meaning garments are less likely to spark or cling to the body in dry conditions.
"Using yak fibres from both Mongolia and Tibetan regions, Khunu links yak herders to the international market and provides local communities with a sustainable income."
-The Ethical Fashion Source Intelligence
Julian Wilson, ehemaliger britischer Offizier stellt aus der Wolle Tibetischer Yaks edel-flauschige Freizeitkleidung her. Sein Unternehmen Khunu, verfolgt auch ein soziales Ziel.
-Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Yaks can be bred with other bovines
- The first yakalo, a cross between a yak and an American bison, was produced through selective breeding in Alberta, Canada in 2000
"When Kwame Kikrumah-Acheampong...becomes the first Ghanian skier to compete in the Winter Olympics, he will be carrying not only the hopes and dreams of his countrymen but also a wardrobe of yak-hair clothing from China."
-The Financial Times
Mongolians ferment yak milk
- In Mongolia yak milk is fermented in a leather pouch and distilled as a "milk wine" called archi
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