Apr 14, 2010 8:10 AM
A stuffed yak? Sure, it's cute, but what's so special about this fuchsia-hued Shokay Baby Yak ($20 on sale)? The Shokay company sources its yak-fiber yarn directly from Tibetan herders, and they reinvest parts of their profits into the local communities of the herders. Everything at Shokay, from blankets to scarves to this knit yak , is also hand-knit by one of 14 knitters on Chongming Island, next to Shanghai. So, not only are you getting soft, handmade, sustainable gifts, but you're supporting two different rural communities.