Akash Chore Coat in Yak Taupe Stripe
A functional year-round style, the Akash (meaning, Sky, Ether) chore coat is a versatile outerwear piece. Ours is crafted from a sturdy yet soft handwoven nubby cotton. It has a longer length, a boxy fit and features hand-carved horn buttons.
MATERIALS + PROCESS
The wool is woven at a unique handloom weaving cooperative in a Himalayan mountainside village in Northern India where wool weaving has been practiced for over 5,000 years.
Yak wool is one of the most precious types of wool in the world. It is soft and keeps you warmer than sheep's wool, regulates moisture, is breathable and allergy-friendly. The reason for all these properties is the extreme thickness and multi-layered nature of the wool fibers. The yak is a type of cattle is native to the Himalayas, Mongolia and southern Siberia where the animals are adapted to extreme weather conditions.
The yak wool is obtained both by shearing or by combing. Yak herders traditionally comb their animals regularly a few weeks before shearing in order to obtain a fine undercoat in advance. At the beginning of summer, the animals lose their undercoat naturally. Around 1,000 tons of yak wool worldwide is obtained through the labor and time intensive process.
- 100% Handwoven Yak Wool
- Standard fit
- Spread collar
- Front button placket
- Horn buttons
- Two front patch pockets also have a side pocket
- Straight bottom hem
- Single rounded chest pocket
Produced in a limited run with exclusive handcrafted fabrics. Due to the natural dyeing process, there may be slight variations in color. It is advisable to wash this garment separately by hand and line dry in indirect sunlight to preserve the integrity of the garment.