The demand for organic cotton is on the up…finally!

The demand for organic cotton is on the up…finally!

Effective from 3rd April

We remain totally committed to all our sustainable practices, so as the cost of everything from fabrics to operating costs continue to rise since we last shared this blog post, we will continue to have to increase our prices every now and again to accommodate the rising costs.

With this in mind, we’re working harder than ever to make sure there’s more ways for our community to pick up Yaks for less. Our growing network of shops across the UK means our Buyback scheme is getting more and more accessible, while our always popular (Im)perfect Yak Sales are bigger than ever (keep your eyes peeled for the next one!). You can check out all the other initiatives we’re working on below.

We’ve also made great progress in easing our need for organic cotton – expect to see a lot more linen and LENZING™ ECOVERO™ fibres derived from certified renewable wood sources in future drops!

This means that our prices will be increasing slightly across some of our products by 3-5% on average, this will come into effect from the 3rd April 2023.

You know we like to keep our Yak community in the loop here, and we’ve got news that we wanted to share with you all.

We’ve always made sure that we use organic cotton to make our Yaks and so it’s been great to see more and more brands finally joining us and going organic as well!

There’s been a HUGE increase in demand for organic cotton and sustainable fibres across the world, which is definitely changing the fashion industry for the better.

It takes years to convert non-organic farm land to organic, this means It will take a few years for supply to catch up with demand, so we’ve had to adjust to make sure we can keep using the fabrics we love to use when making our Yaks.

The good news?

  • We’re already exploring using other sustainable fabrics to ease our need for organic cotton, and to make our Yaks more unique for our customers (check out our Ecovero vests and wood fibre skirts).

  • In addition to our four stores, we are in the process of opening more, so that our Re:Yak buy back initiative is available to more customers, meaning you can get money off your next pair of Yaks when you return a used pair to us (in any condition!) We also continue to run our Buyback initiative with Beyond Retro.
  • Depop and our (Im)perfect Yaks sales (both online, in our stores and pop up sales) are still a great way to find the Yaks you want for less.

Your support means so much to us, and means we can keep supporting causes that are close to our hearts, from initiatives like Fior Di Loto all the way through to making sure we keep using fabrics that are kinder to our planet.

Below are a few FAQs, thank you so much for listening.

Why are prices rising?

  • We want to ensure we can keep creating AMAZING products that you love, without compromising on quality and our sustainable practices. Increasing our prices ensures that we can continue to do this.

How much will the prices rise by?

  • Prices are rising by a small percentage. It will vary depending on the product but we are trying to keep the increase to a minimum.

Is the price increase effective immediately?

This will be effective from the 3rd April 2023.

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