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Social Business Khunu Preserves Yaks and Mongolian Communities

By: Omar Yusuf - Published: Sep 25, 2011 • References: khunu and treehugger
As the thus-far turbulent autumn promises an even harsher winter, the social business Khunu is offering shoppers to contribute to sustainability as they piece together their seasonal wardrobes. And it's a very good offer.

After approaching and patronizing Mongolia's oldest textile workshop, Khunu was able to establish a partnership with herders from the remote Arkhanghai mountains. That partnership has turned into a successful business that offers 100 percent hand-combed yak down. That breathable, odorless textile is then stitched into compelling sweaters and body wraps. Best of all, they don't require dyes or chemical additions because the yak are naturally assorted in color, ranging from cream to gray.

Not only will you be kept warm throughout the season, but you'll be helping the wind-swept villages of the Arkhanghais and providing a niche for the warm fabric!