The Lodge Sweater in Heather Grey
There’s a certain cozy feeling you can only get when you’re snowed in, lounging by a crackling fire, a perfect cup of hot cocoa in hand. While we may not be able to provide the log cabin and cocoa, we built The Lodge Sweater to offer up the kind of comforting warmth that conjures that special feeling, all while being a fair sight stronger and more Responsible than cashmere. Meet The Lodge Sweater, made from 100% baby yak wool, which is naturally shed by the animals each year, side stepping the harmful environmental impact of traditional goat cashmere while retaining a luxurious hand and that “is it sweater season yet?” softness.
We get it, cashmere is great. But did you know that the global demand for cashmere has created a goat-fueled ecological crisis, turning large swaths of land into barren wastes? While it may sound surprising, we think the answer to this issue lies in the humble yak. Farmed in remote, high elevation conditions by local herders for millenia, yaks shed their downy undercoat every year (this is what’s called “baby yak”) for us to gather up, weave into an incredibly soft jersey knit fabric, and tailor to perfection. It’s stronger, more sustainable, and just as luxurious in the hand as cashmere, and most importantly, requires no invasive or abusive treatment to the animals. That’s why we’ve used baby yak for our Lodge Sweater from day one. And we think you’ll love it right through to day one-thousand.
- 100% baby yak.
- Responsible fiber that comes from the downy undercoat of yaks, which naturally sheds every year.
- Jersey stitch construction throughout.
- Exceptionally soft hand feel.
- Ribbed neck, cuffs, and bottom opening.
- Dry clean only.
- Made in China.
- Model is 6'2", wearing a Medium.