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Hangai's Natural Harvest: How we harvest our fiber?

Posted by Hangai Mountain Textiles on Apr 24th 2020

<Hangai's Natural Harvest: How we harvest our fiber?
In the spring, yak down is harvested by combing, not shearing. The down is hand-sorted by color and quality.It is de-haired and then washed to remove impurities. After de-hairing and washing, only about 125 grams of pure fine down remains.Dark chocolate down is the most common color, followed by medium brown, and the very rare platinum gray, which accounts for less than 10% of the total and commands a premium price. After drying and carding, the down is spun into yarn that is then woven and knit
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Simple Tips to Care and Clean your Hangai Throw: How to care for your cashmere or yak down blanket?

Posted by Hangai Mountain Textiles on Mar 30th 2020

<Simple Tips to Care and Clean your Hangai Throw: How to care for your cashmere or yak down blanket?
As the weather begins to warm up, it’s important to set aside a little time to properly care and store for your Hangai textiles. You may think it’s best to take them to the dry cleaner, but yak down, camel down and cashmere can be damaged by the harsh chemicals. When you invest in luxury textiles, it’s worth investing a little extra time to ensure they will last for years.We recommend three easy steps to clean and preserve your blankets, throws and accessories for next winter.1) It’s OK to use
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Solitude

Posted by Annika Furman on Jun 7th 2019

<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
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Family and Legacy

Posted by Annika Furman on Jun 7th 2019

<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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