The Curious Yak has one simple goal: To work alongside families and artisans to create luxury, hand-crafted products (including scarves, blankets, wraps and ponchos) whilst supporting those makers and craftspeople through
sustainability & fair pay.
Often visiting weaving studios that have existed in the family home for generations and sharing tea with both new friends and old. We are far from a fast fashion company: Often the fibres used in our items, are collected spun and woven all by hand.
In the last 10 years our team have built close relationships with some of the worlds most talented craftspeople using traditional methods. The close nature in which the team have chosen to work, means they are able to regularly visit, hand pick and source stunning, rare products that are not available to the masses. Knowing exactly where our products come from and the environment in which they are made. In the current climate this is extremely important to us. Thousands of items are bought each and every day with little to no knowledge of where they are made or who made them.
Where it began:
In early 2009 two sisters Rebekah & Emma, broke away from the normal adrenalin junkies in search of Everest’s summit, they embarked on an inspiring journey through Himalayan villages and never looked back.
After meeting a local man Rebekah, who has always had an appreciation of hand crafted items since a young age (sneaking her own handmade items into her mothers shop at the age of nine) sparked a friendship over the mutual love of yarns, natural dyes and ancient weaving machines, The Curious Yak was born. Through hard work and determination our small family business has grown beyond all expectations.
All of our team, from makers to admin are looked after to the highest standard & paid fairly. We make a lot of effort each and every year to visit them check conditions, discuss new items, and make sure everyone is happy.
We do not put profit above happiness. We are willing to hike, bike and trek to source outstanding items to provide an income for another family and a smile to our customers.
We thank all of our loyal customers and stores for your support
Get in touch
Email Us: Hello@thecuriousyak.com
Call Us: +44 1702302472
Write to Us: Yak HQ. 20 Temple Farm,Sumpters Way, SS2 5RR