When materials matter

At Ayo Oslo, your confidence in wearing clothes that benefit the planet, animals, and yourself is paramount. We are committed to open communication about the origins and production of our garments, ensuring transparency in our processes.

In Mongolia, cattle, sheep, goats, and camels thrive in natural, open pastures, rendering their wool organic.

Importantly, the nomadic herders in Mongolia do not engage in mulesing. The herders' practice of hand-combing wool not only provides financial security but also ensures the animals enjoy a breezier summer.

Wool from Mongolia is considered to be amongst the highest quality wool in the world. The animals are able to yield superior quality wool fibres because of the harsh winter temperatures, at times -40 degrees.These animals yield some of the best quality natural wool fibres in the world.The animals graze in the vast steppes of Mongolia and are free from mulesing practices.

Softest: Cashmere Wool

Cashmere from Mongolian herders is considered the world´s finest. Cashmere goats that live in harsh winter climates, like in Mongolia, produce a thick undercoat of fine down and long fibres. Cashmere wool is said to be eight times warmer than sheep (merino) wool, significantly lighter and softer.

Cashmere wool is the softest wool we have in our arsenal of wool. If you like it soft, go for cashmere!

Most lustrous: Camel Wool

Camel hair, known for its softness, warmth, and similarity to cashmere, is used in our garments, specifically the camel's undercoat. This fiber stands out with its tanned color and remarkable luster. It boasts strength and durability, thanks to its long fibers, and doesn't easily felt.

Warmest: Yak Wool

Yaks, longhaired bovines with a rich history in Mongolia, provide wool that rivals cashmere in quality, with fibers ranging from 16 to 19 microns. Yak wool boasts all the attributes of natural fibers, excelling in breathability and warmth due to its myristic acid content.

For those who prefer warmth, yak wool is an excellent choice. You'll be pleasantly surprised by its exceptional warmth and softness. In fact, the distinction between yak wool and cashmere is so subtle that some may not even notice the difference!

hand combed wool

In Mongolia, wool is carefully harvested by hand during molting season, ensuring the comfort of the ruminant during spring and summer by relieving them of excess wool, which was crucial during the harsh winter.

Following this, the hand-combed raw material undergoes manual sorting into various grades. Subsequently, it proceeds through a washing and dehairing process, with dehairing involving the removal of coarser hair fibers from the finer ones before the superior noble fibers are spun and knitted into garments.

The highest quality wool is reserved for clothing, while the less superior grades find use in rugs or textiles designed for interior decor. Additionally, the coarser types of wool are also used for insulation due to their excellent properties, such as sound absorption and mold and mildew suppression.