In order to deliver the best possible quality, herders select animals with the best fibre, particularly the Biaruu and the Shudlen yaks (one and two-year-old baby yaks). The yak fibres are entirely hand combed, taking care to respect the welfare of the animals, which are combed whilst standing to minimise any stress. The mandatory use of this technique optimises fibre selection and is part of the Khangai Cooperative philosophy.

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