The fashion & textiles industry has only started to use yak wool in recent years. Because very few mills offer high quality yarns & fabrics made from yak wool, many designers are less familiar with what can be made with the material. Shokay has an in-house design team that can work closely with brands & designers to develop products that meet both their quality and budget requirements.
Shokay worked closely with BMW China on a CSR project to highlight the cultural heritage of Yushu, a Tibetan area in Qinghai province. We designed and produced over 68 pieces, inspired by the colors and patterns of the local communities. The products were sold on BMW China's e-commerce platforms and also through Shokay channels. 1% of the revenues were dedicated back to the local community.
For FW19, Bonobos launched a knitwear collection using yak yarns spun by UPW, using yak fibers from Shokay. The sweaters were very well received and are now a staple in Bonobos' knitwear line.
Echo is a Shanghainese artist who uses alcohol ink to create vibrant, fluid images. She choose two of her pieces, "Pure Love Drives Fear Away" and "Peace" to collaborate with Shokay on a series of yak/cotton shawls.
Edward Chiu is a boutique jewelry designer based in Hong Kong. Shokay & Edward Chiu presented a joint collection featuring jeweled brooches from Edward Chiu and shawls from Shokay.
Jasper Huang is a renown Taiwanese artist & fashion designer known for his eye for colors and patterns. Shokay and Jasper collaborated on a collection of 6 artist shawls, each with patterns corresponding to auspicious symbols of Chinese heritage.
Pudong Development Bank
Shokay worked with Pudong Development Bank for several years to develop unique products for their high-net worth clients. We used their corporate colors and symbols to design shawls that had a luxurious aesthetic.