PHOTO STORY: MAIYET
A MONGOLIAN CASHMERE PHOTO STORY: MAIYET
Written by Noble Media
Images courtesy of Kerry Dean
Did you know that cashmere is Mongolia’s third largest official export and provides income to over a third of the entire population? However, in recent years, pasture land has become scarce, forcing some herding communities to leave behind their skills, livelihoods, and way of life. This trend threatens deep rooted cultural traditions, artisanal knowledge, and the economics of the country.
To help tackle this issue, Maiyet, the New York-based luxury fashion brand, is working towards providing herders with economic and social stability through their FAIR cashmere program. This includes placing orders before shearing, and paying a fifty percent cash deposit up front, as well as subsidizing health and sanitation initiatives.
As a result, FAIR Mongolian Cashmere is the only certified, ethical, and environmentally sustainable luxury cashmere yarn in the world. Click to shop at the end of the story.