Peak to Plateau is a new company based in New Zealand making baselayers and outdoor clothing with Yak wool sourced from the Tibetan Plateau. Today they launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for their three newest products - the Kailash 1/4 Zip long sleeve, Nomad Crew long sleeve, and Namtso Tee. Reaching their goal of $50000 will enable them to complete a full scale manufacturing run and launch their products around the world.
I love things that make sense. I don’t know much about yaks, but from what I do know about the environment in which they reside, it is reasonable to think that yak fiber would be a great baselayer material. From what I have seen, yak fiber is warmer, softer, and more breathable than merino (though I still think merino is great). Having your body snugly wrapped up in yak seems like a great idea for those winter running days.
Peak to Plateau sources their fiber fairly from herders/partners on the Tibetan Plateau, so you can be sure you are getting a high quality material. This fits in well with Peak to Plateau’s mission to be environmentally and socially responsible, in addition to creating great clothing.
Product: Yak Wool Baselayers
Company: Peak to Plateau
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Pledge Goal: $35,325 (Not Yet Funded) – Expires 12/13/16
Current Pledges: $60-90