How Did It All Start?
Whilst studying at Harvard, Shokay co-founder Carol Chyau knew she wanted to find a way to influence social change and sustainability. She figured she would start by exploring one of the more remote places in Asia, the Tibetan plateaus of
There, she discovered the fibre that she believed could contribute to a sustainable future for fashion- yak wool.
When she read a United Nations report describing yak wool as “comparable to cashmere,” she wondered to herself, “Why is yak wool used so little in fashion?”
The pursuit of that answer has led Carol on a 17 year journey to develop the broadest range of yak wool products available on the market across
the entire supply chain. From textiles research to fashion design, we cross disciplines and geographies to bring beautiful products made from
responsible yak wool.