In Gobi Desert, temperatures fall down to -40 degrees. Good to know that Bactrian camels can brave any winter storm thanks to their fine wool. The colder the climate, the finer and warmer the down hair.
Baby camels are designated as either “botog”, up to one year, and “torom”, between one and two years. We only use wool that is primarily harvested by hand-combing by nomadic herdsmen from the toroms after a long and cold winter when the warmer season begins. The yield from each baby camel is approximately 1.5 kilograms per year, which consists of down hair – which we use for our products – and coarse hair –which is used for the filling of blankets or carpets.
Why we don’t use wool of the botogs? Becauce the vulnerable botogs need their natural warming clothes more than we do. That is why.