Last spring we ran a story on Khunu, an impressive company that manufactures sweaters from yak wool.  Yak wool has numerous benefits: it is odor resistant, warm, soft, and breathable, performing relatively well compared to cashmere and Marino wool.

But the greatest success of Khunu is what it has done for the nomadic families who roam across Tibet.  Khunu’s sourcing of yak wool for its sleek fashion line offers additional income for families.  Two percent of Khunu’s profits goes to funding social programs, from children’s education to providing medicine for those who need it the most.

In a few weeks, just in time for the holidays, Khunu will release an impressive collection of women’s outerwear, or as the company describes it, adventurewear.  The sweaters are well tailored, and women will love them for their slimming effect—the quality of yak wool allows such sweaters to keep their shape.  Currently the line is available for order on the internet: and within the United States, shipping by USPS Priority Mail is free.

Khunu’s message is simple: cool clothes that look great and support a good cause—while allowing you to keep warm and look fashion-forward.

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Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of Based in California, he specializes in social media consulting and strategic communications. A journalist and writer since 2009, his work has appeared on Triple Pundit , The Guardian's Sustainable Business site and has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Areas of interest include the <a Middle East, sustainable development in The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. He was a new media journalism fellow at the International Reporting Project, for which he covered child survival in India during February 2013. Contact him at You can also reach out via Twitter (Leon Kaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost). Since 2013, he has spent much of his time in Abu Dhabi, UAE, working with Masdar, the emirate's renewable energy company. He lives in Fresno, California.