Bringing the Ancient Power of Wool Felt to Your Home
We Believe in the Power of Wool Felt
Kyrgies was founded in 2017 with the mission to bring wonderful felt products from Kyrgyzstan to the United States.
Felt has been made around the world since prehistoric times. It has a special place in the cultural heritage of Central Asia. In fact, it was a vital part of the famous silk road trade route. Our factory has updated traditional techniques in order to produce at scale, with modern standards and quality.
We create products for people that care about where their clothing comes from. People that also consider their homes to be a special place and look forward to the ritual of arriving home, taking off outdoor shoes, and embracing their Kyrgies.
Handmade with Pride
We believe in making all things beautiful with care and intention, and in supporting fair trade practices wherever possible. That's why we work directly with a factory in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan that pays its workers a living wage and produces products using only high-quality materials sourced from local sheep farms.
Beyond treating its employees fairly, our partner factory is a world leader in wool felting. Every pair of Kyrgies is carefully hand-crafted. The talented artisans that make Kyrgies are devoted to their craft. They work together to make sure that every product meets the high standards we set ourselves. They take their time, paying meticulous attention to every detail, in pursuit of a product that you will want to wear day after day.
Natural Wool from the Source
The vast majority of their wool comes from small family-run farms in Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyz sheep produce wool with long fibers that are specifically perfect for felting. Blends of synthetic and wool felt often masquerade as “100% wool felt,” we can assure you that our wool felt truly is 100% made or wool. Kyrgyz sheep are also mulesing free as they are not prone to flystrike.
Kyrgies continues to innovate and bring new products to our customers.
We started to stock Turkish Peshtemals after falling in love with them during a stopover in Istanbul on our way back from Kyrgyzstan.
Keep your eyes out for additional new products that may be coming out. In fact, we encourage you to sign up for our email or SMS messaging, as we may surprise you with a secret menu.