Baby yaks are born in early spring. By mid-March, they can be seen toddling behind their mothers, and by June, the yeko, as they are called, are clustered together into play groups, running and hopping across the grassland. A yeko is born with a soft layer of down. After it has passed its first winter, the warming air loosens this down, which molts and falls. This molt is the yak’s finest fiber, sought by Norlha in our quest for the best materials. For those most in need of warmth and protection, our babies and yours, we transform the baby yak’s discarded gem into a treasure; soft, cozy, lasting and washable blankets, hats and booties.