follow the herd

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 23 December, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 23 December, 2007, 12:00am

Make a difference this Christmas by buying gifts from Shokay, which sells a collection of adult accessories and baby clothes, all made from yak down. The down, which is woven into the softest cashmere, is bought from Tibetan herders, enabling the community to earn a sustainable living while preserving their traditional lifestyle. Choose from a range of goodies, including booties, hats, cardigans and, of course, blankets - all of which are hand knitted by herder families. Standouts include a vintage-inspired owl-cape (above left; HK$1,405) and matching pinwheel booties (above right; HK$290). As a final touch, purchase the leather Shokay suitcase (HK$360), decorated with ribbons. It comes free when you purchase three or more pieces. View the full collection at www.shokay.com and at Honey Berrie stores, including shop 1002, Century Square, D'Aguilar Street, Central, tel: 2366 0600.