Hangai Mountain Textiles is a family-owned and run business based in Basalt, Colorado with a presence in Mongolia where they source their fibers, and where the founders, Betina and Bill, have lived and worked for more than a decade.
Hangai's unique collection of yak down, baby camel and cashmere blankets and throws are knit and woven exclusively in Mongolia from hand-combed natural fibers, ensuring that the value-added production remains in-country for the herder families, the knitters and the weavers with whom they partner.
Rare yak down is their 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 the brand name. The Hangai are located in Mongolia’s central heartland.
The brand's partners include herder families, local associations and cooperatives, as well as knitters and weavers who share their values that embrace fair trade, sustainable production, local empowerment, and traceability.
Together with Mongolian and U.S. entrepreneurs, Betina and Bill are building an international brand that showcases Mongolia’s extraordinary natural fibers and subsequently also helping preserve tradition and culture.
Just in time for the new season, shop their new spring collection full of color and warmth.