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Mount Otgontenger - This December Decide What Mountain You Will Grow in the New Year

Posted by Sofia Infante on Dec 2nd 2018

Mount Otgontenger - This December Decide What Mountain You Will Grow in the New Year
Hangai Mountain Textiles prides itself on the authenticity and sustainability of their products. The rare yak down, pure cashmere, and baby camel used to make their exquisite blankets, throws, and other accessories are exclusively sourced and produced in Mongolia. Most of Hangai’s yak down is sourced near the magnificent Mount Otgontenger Mountain in the Altai Mountain Range, where the animals roam freely. The Otgontenger area and the animals inhabiting it are magical. The sheep and goats frec
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The Bauhaus Collaborations with Michaela Carpenter of Maker + Place in Aspen, Colorado make it into Aspen Magazine and the Aspen Sojourner Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by Katie Shapiro and Aspen Sojourner Staff on Dec 2nd 2018

The Bauhaus Collaborations with Michaela Carpenter of Maker + Place in Aspen, Colorado make it into Aspen Magazine and the Aspen Sojourner Holiday Gift Guide
Blanketed in Bauhaus - A unique collaboration brings shapes to drapable throws. In recent years, Aspen has solified its position on the international scene as one of the leading art destinations in the world. But its high-brow reputation has roots dating back to 1949, with the start of one of design’s great movements—the Bauhaus. Now, it’s all coming full circle with a worldwide celebration to mark the modernist art school’s 100th anniversary in 2019. Locally, there is a slew of speci
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Family and Legacy

Posted by Sofia Infante on Nov 1st 2018

Family and Legacy
A common thread throughout the world is a parent’s / grandparent’s desire to create a legacy with their children. Whether in Sweden picking forest mushrooms with your mormor (grandmother), fishing with your uncle off the moye (dock) in Columbia, or in teaching your children how to herd yaks (sarlag) in Mongolia, the innate desire to create a legacy is ubiquitous. Humans produce a sense of purpose based on their connections to their families, neighbors, and surroundings. Purpose is how we embrace
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Solitude

Posted by Sofia Infante on Oct 2nd 2018

Solitude
When in the Mongolian steppe, the paradox of serene solitude becomes more than a page read in Endurance. Solitude, the concept that someone can be completely alone, feels inconceivable when in an American city. Coloradans get glimpses of solitude when in the backcountry, but in a matter of hours, a hiker can be enjoying a latte at Starbucks. In Mongolia, solitude permeates the steppe; you can drive a full day and only see smoke extruding from the cylindrical pipe of a ger. A ma
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Mongolia comes to the Midvalley

Posted by andre@aspendailynews.com on Jul 10th 2018

Mongolia comes to the Midvalley
Evidence that Basalt residents Bill Infante and Betina Moreira Infante are growing their business can be found on Widget Street off Willits Lane. The street, the location of unmistakable blue and yellow warehouse-type buildings, is where the Infantes have chosen to open a showroom for Hangai Mountain Textiles, a wholesale company supplying luxury blankets and throws made in Mongolia.Betina got the idea for the business shortly after the couple’s move to the Roaring Fork Valley in the summer of 2
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