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Yakmere the new cashmere 2.0

You can knit or wear or decor with Yakmere products. Yakmere is warmer than merino and longer lasting than cashmere.

Yakmere the new cashmere 2.0

You can knit or wear or decor with Yakmere products. Yakmere is warmer than merino and longer lasting than cashmere.

€16,153
pledged of €8,500pledged of €8,500 goal
134
backers
11days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, November 30 2019 3:07 PM UTC +00:00.

About


YAKMERE TURNING NATURAL WASTE INTO LUXURY HOME AND CLOTHING PIECES:

Yak wool is luxurious natural fiber that is becoming known as the eco-friendly alternative to cashmere in the high fashion industry. Yakmere is offering 100% un-dyed organic yak yarns and knitwear that is soft, warm, long lasting and comes from free roaming Mongolian yaks.

WHO WE ARE: 

We are a sustainable nomadic brand born with the incredible support of Kickstarters last year here. Since then we tested and added new categories to our products such as knitting yarns and home items. 

WHY ONE SHOULD CARE: 

Yak wool is luxurious natural fiber that is becoming known as the eco-friendly alternative to cashmere in the high fashion industry. Yakmere is offering 100% un-dyed organic yak yarns and knitwear that is soft, warm, long lasting and comes from free roaming Mongolian yaks.

ABOUT YAKMERE FIBER AND FACTS: 


Features of Yakmere Fiber

YAKMERE LOOKS:


HOW YAKMERE MAKES SUPPLY CHAIN BETTER/HAPPIER: 

  • YAKS ARE HEALTHIER + HAPPIER: 

Yaks shed wool every spring/summer. Yaks are healthier when their wool is combed out. They also feel much fresher and cooler for the summer if herders comb out their wool in time for summer.

Baby yak only a week old running freely - during our sourcing trip in July 2019
  •  HERDERS ARE WEALTHIER + HAPPIER:  

Previously yak herders were not able sell their yak wool so it turned into waste which is such pity. No longer waste! We are buying yak wool direct from local herders. We hope yak wool will become in-demand fiber similar to cashmere and provide even more income source to yak herders soon. 

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March 29, 2019 - Kids from Bulgan, Mongolia during Yakmere beanie giveaway trip
  • MORE EMPLOYMENT AND HAPPIER FACTORY: 

We partner with two local factories that specializes in yak down processing and with their trusted commitment we are able to test and continuously expand into new categories of items 

From raw to washed and now spinning - soft soft wool!

NEW REWARDS:

1.Yarns (100g of 100% yak wool for hand-knitting purposes)

 2. Multi-purpose throw  

Multi-purpose throw big enough to be a blanket - 150 cm x 200 cm
  •  3. Blanket 
Winter blanket, very warm - 150 cm x 200 cm
  •  4. Sweaters  
Choose any of these sweaters - 100% yak wool natural colors
  • 5. Trip to Mongolia (@YakFestival only in Mongolia) 
Yak Festival - the only one in the world, we will organize the trip for 7 days in Mongolian countryside

YAKMERE REVIEWS: 

Reviews from online orders
Review from kickstarter 1.0
Review from kickstarter 1.0
Review from kickstarter 1.0

TIMELINE (Yakmere was born with kickstarter support in Oct 2018) 

Timeline of Yakmere journey since Kickstarter 1.0

MORE PHOTOS + LOOKS of NEW PRODUCTS REWARDS

1.Yarns (100g of 100% yak wool for hand-knitting purposes)

 2. Multi-purpose throw  

  •  3. Blanket 

  • 4. Sweaters 

 WHY KICKSTARTER 2.0 ? 

We are a brand born with support of Kickstarter community since our first campaign in October 2018. Since then we attended international expos and pop ups such as Munich Fabric Fair, Oslo Innovation Week, and Seoul International Labs. 

Now, we are launching our new online store www.yakmere.com/ and we would love to share the great news with the community we love first and also raise some publicity with this campaign. 

Thank you for your support, always! 

YAKMERE TEAM: 

Our team - regional view

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Risks and challenges

Thanks to our first and successful campaign last year we learned tremendous lessons about fulfillment and shipping logistics. Our team is now well prepared by managing orders by regional distribution channels. This distribution is also managed by our internal regional leads so we are able to be very close to the process and track each package.

We are aware that there are always unforeseen challenges but we have anticipated and are well prepared for potential risks and have built a solid production and delivery plan with multiple regional leads and sites. However, if by chance anything unexpected happens, we promise to keep you informed about the process.

Please see our feedback from the first Yakmere the new cashmere campaign on kickstarter - there you can witness how we manages and delivered every product in time and also other backers' reviews too :)

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    Thanks for your support to make yak wool the new cashmere!
    We will add you to our green customers mailing list so that you will always be the first hear about seasonal sales and discounts news!

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    KO - Yarns (100 g 100% yak wool)

    Time to knit! So many projects DIY projects with 100% yak wool of 100 g Colors available in grey, brown, and dark brown. Single bundle is 100 g.

    How to add more bundles: simply pledge the #of bundles times this pledge amount.

    Early bird price at €18
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    KO - Any of sweaters

    You can choose any of our sweaters listed on YAKMERE website here.
    We will contact you via email after the campaign for your choice of sweater, its' size and color. We will have the catalog to choose that is easy to follow and know your fitted size- so stay tuned for our email.

    Early bird price at €122
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    Retail starting price is at €175

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    KO - Multi purpose throw

    Home piece designed for family use, be it sofa throw or blanket.
    Size is: 150cm X 200cm

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    KO - Blanket

    Sleep in luxurious warm blanket that is 100% yak wool and reservable in colors, brown and dark brown.

    Size is 150cm x 200cm

    Early bird price at €295
    Kickstarter price at €336
    Retail starting price is at €420

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    Trip to Mongolia

    Let's go to Mongolia!

    Pack your suitcase and warmest clothes because you just secured a trip to Mongolia.
    Come with us to the countryside of Mongolia this summer, anytime between June 5-20, 2020. We will be visiting one of the most beautiful landmarks of Mongolia and staying with yak herders' families.
    We already organized everything, countryside trip will take 7 days + 2 days in the city. You do not need to pay anything once you come to Mongolia, lodging, food, transportation within Mongolia is taken care by us. You just need to buy your own flight ticket to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia :)

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    Early bird - Yarns (100 g 100% yak wool)

    Time to knit! So many projects DIY projects with 100% yak wool of 100 g Colors available in grey, brown, and dark brown. Single bundle is 100 g.

    How to add more bundles: simply pledge the #of bundles times this pledge amount.

    Early bird price at €18
    Kickstarter price at €22
    Retail starting price is at €28

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    Early bird - Any of sweaters

    You can choose any of our sweaters listed on YAKMERE website here.
    We will contact you via email after the campaign for your choice of sweater, its' size and color. We will have the catalog to choose that is easy to follow and know your fitted size- so stay tuned for our email.

    Early bird price at €122
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    Early bird - Multi purpose throw

    Home piece designed for family use, be it sofa throw or blanket.
    Size is: 150cm X 200cm

    Early bird price at €147
    Kickstarter price at €168
    Retail starting price is at €210

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    Early bird - Blanket

    Sleep in luxurious warm blanket that is 100% yak wool and reservable in colors, brown and dark brown.

    Size is 150cm x 200cm

    Early bird price at €295
    Kickstarter price at €336
    Retail starting price is at €420

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