Our Story

 

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Hangai Mountain Textiles is our family-owned and run business based in Basalt, Colorado with a presence in Mongolia, where we source our fibers, and where we have lived and worked for more than a decade. 

Our unique collection of yak down, baby camel and cashmere blankets and throws are knit and woven in Mongolia from hand-combed natural fibers, ensuring that the value-added production remains in-country for the herder families, and the knitters and weavers, with whom we partner.

Rare yak down is our passion because it is exquisitely soft, warm and, unbleached and undyed. Yak  have a special sustainability story. Yak are relatively light on the land because they graze without uprooting the native steppe grasses like other animals.  The yak down used to weave and knit our throws and blankets is sourced largely from the Hangai mountains, which inspired our brand name. The Hangai are located in Mongolia’s central heartland. 

Hangai Mountain Textiles is unique because our throws and blankets are produced exclusively in Mongolia. We develop our products with our partners: herder families, local associations and cooperatives, knitters and weavers who share our values that embrace fair trade, sustainable production, local empowerment, and traceability.  

Together with Mongolian and U.S. entrepreneurs, we are building an international brand that showcases Mongolia’s extraordinary natural fibers and in this fashion we are also helping preserve tradition and culture.

Betina & Bill Infante

 

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