In the Himalayas, outerwear forms an integral part of the daily uniform.
ABODE OF SNOW, referencing the English translation of ‘Himalaya,’ was founded by Tenzin Wild and Tao Okamoto as a platform for the stories of the Himalayas, its people, and its rich culture. Through modernizing traditional practices in the creation of contemporary outerwear, ABODE OF SNOW exists as an homage to all those with ancestry from the beautiful, mountainous region. ABODE OF SNOW will bring you stories about this distinctive community living in color in the Himalayas.
The Green Down Project helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and animal cruelty by collaborating with brands that share the same goals and values of establishing a clean and safe alternative to virgin down.
The word "Namtso" means the Heavenly Lake in Tibetan, and it is regarded as one of the three holy lakes. Namtso is the second-largest saltwater lake in China and the largest in Tibet. With the altitude of 4,718 meters above sea level, it also holds the record of the highest altitude saltwater lake in the world.
Home to the tallest peaks on Earth, the Himalayan communities have built a life around receiving those seeking to look at the horizon from unparalleled heights. Contrastingly, these communities also happen to have some of the highest rates of curable blindness in the world.
by Tansy Kaschak
To respect Mother Nature and the ecosystem, we have chosen mostly recycled materials and organic cotton, as well as 100% recycled down feathers and naturally shed yak wool.
We are proud of what we have achieved so far, and we'll keep improving our practices to protect Planet Earth.