Ula & Lia is a yarn company based in Mongolia. They source their camel from free range camels raised in traditional methods by nomadic families. The fiber is processed & milled in Mongolia! Their mission is to bring the highest of quality yarn to market at an approachable price. This is still a luxury fiber and very little is produced each year by the camels and there is a limited run of yarn each year. Cowgirl Yarn is thrilled to have the chance to bring this amazing yarn to you!
Baby camel wool is the rarest fiber found in Mongolia. After some work in development and sourcing, ULA+LIA baby camel wool now compares almost directly to cashmere in softness at a more affordable price. As demand continues to increase in the future, they are confident baby camel wool will become a larger portion of income for herders in the Gobi which these gorgeous Bactrian camels call home.
ULA+LIA is working with herder cooperatives that are focused on development, They are also able to implement breeding programs to increase fiber quality and income for the families. With the 20% market premium they pay for their fiber (cashmere and baby camel wool) the families that work with the SCU are able to invest in development projects to improve their communities. From increasing health care to business projects aimed at increasing and diversifying income sources, our partner cooperatives choose where to invest the premium under the project umbrella to fit their needs best.
Fiber Content: Mongolian Camel
Gauge: 4.75 stiches and 6 rows per inch on US7 needles
Suggested Needle Size: US 7
Weight/Yardage: 220 yards / 100 grams
Country Of Origin: Mongolia