- Jul 11, 2017 at 7:23 pm #3478486
Peak to Plateau is a New Zealand company making baselayers with yak wool. These are a 190gsm fabric that is a 65% Yak – 35% Tencel (eucalyptus tree fiber) blend. The benefits of yak wool are mainly that it is warmer, softer and more breathable than merino, and the Tencel is also breathable, strong and anti-bacterial.
Full Discloser: I am the founder of Peak to Plateau, so if you have any questions, suggestions or anything else let me know. We are a very new company (1/2 year old) and so anyone that is interested in giving their opinion will be much appreciated. Thanks, Stefan.Jul 13, 2017 at 3:53 am #3478673
Robert MeurantBPL Member
Not many readers will be aware that New Zealand yaks are raised on Vegemite, Monteith’s, and Weetbix, to which the particularly high quality of the wool is sometimes attributed. Highly recommended!
But seriously Stefan, I hope your new company succeeds. It is clear from your website that you have done a great deal of research, and are offering really innovative products. Good luck!
P.S. Just ordered a Namtso short sleeve T on MassDrop. $7 shipping to Korea helps make it great value!Jul 16, 2017 at 9:49 pm #3479288
Thanks Robert. Offering something new and better is basically the entire reason the business exists, and we are always trying to improve the fabric and designs to make it better. There is a bunch of really cool technology in fabric that most companies aren’t using because it is expensive to make, but I am going to try and make it work.
Massdrop seems to have a really good deal with shipping companies which makes it a great way to get the product out to customers all around the world.Jul 17, 2017 at 1:43 pm #3479344
Aaron DoddsBPL Member
<p style=”text-align: left;”>Hey Stefan, good on you for introducing another option into the market! Are you planning on having a retail presence here in NZ at some stage? I guess it’s likely hard to get in with the dominance of the merino brands. Will order from the website in the meantime.</p>
@robert, the New Zealand Yaks prefer the locally made Marmite yeast extract, not that horrid Vegemite stuff made by our neighbours in Australia!Jul 17, 2017 at 4:28 pm #3479360
Robert MeurantBPL Member
I stand corrected. Always get confused between the two.Jul 17, 2017 at 6:52 pm #3479377
I definitely plan to get into retail stores around NZ. I have already got into Alpine Sports in Methven with all products. Small Planet Sports, Queenstown and Mt Outdoors, Wanaka also stock the beanies and neckwarmers. It is tougher to get into stores with larger more expensive items, especially at this stage of the year when most stores are full of stock. Hopefully next year we will be in a number of stores around the country.
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