A WOOL SO SOFT, IT MUST BE YALA
Your comfort is at the heart of everything we do. Creating garments that feel incredible on your skin day after day is just as important as our commitment to using natural, ethically sourced fibers. This is why we’ve discounted wool as a comfort layer in the past, finding it a bit too stiff and itchy to meet our standards.
But we’ve recently discovered SuperFine merino wool, and have risen to the challenge of weaving it into comfort layers for people who share our high standards of softness. It’s wool that has earned the assurance of comfort that only a YALA tag provides. It’s incredibly soft and smooth to the touch. It’s wool for people who love bamboo!
GENTLY SOURCED AND HARVESTED
Once we’ve decided that a potential fiber can attain that YALA-soft feel, we turn our attention to sustainability and social responsibility. Can it be harvested in a thoughtful and intentional way that reduces harm and truly supports the people, animals, and environment that produce it?
We are fortunate to source our SuperFine merino wool from a specific handful of small family farms on the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island, where our long-time production partner lives. They raise Saxon Merino Sheep and share our commitment to organic farming and humane animal care. The photos included here, of open-air grazing land, thriving sheep, and their caretakers, are actually taken at these farms. We can trace every bale of our wool to them.
AMAZING FEEL, EVERYDAY FUNCTION
Once our wool is gently harvested, we weave it into soft, smooth, and versatile comfort layers that do slow, chilly mornings around the house just as well as they rock epic outdoor adventures. Whatever your reason for putting these puppies on, they come with wool’s natural properties of being insulating, breathable, quick-drying, moisture-wicking, and odor-resistant, without any of the traditional discomfort. This isn’t your Mama’s wool. You have to feel it to believe it.
EXPANDING OUR COMFORT ZONE, FOR YOURS
Creating this new line was outside our comfort zone. Our small team has to carefully pick and choose how we expand so that your comfort doesn’t get lost in our ambitions. But we think the risk was worth it, and we hope you find that these layers can replace something you ‘have’ to put on with something you ‘want’ to put on. The way it should be!
FEELING IS BELIEVING
Stay warm and cozy with YALA SuperFine merino wool comfort layers. Available in two colors and unisex sizing, we offer a zip-up track jacket with thumbholes and pockets, a medium-weight long sleeve shirt, and leggings. Get all three and be ready when chilly winds blow your way!