Muskox have been around since the time of the woolly mammoth. Most live in the Arctic, Canada, Alaska, and Greenland. Qiviut is not another term for the muskox but is an Eskimo word that refers to to the soft downy undercoat. It is one of the lightest and warmest of all the natural fibers. The more you wear and wash qiviut the loftier and softer it becomes. Qiviut is eight times warmer than sheep wool. 100% qiviut is non-shrinkable, non-felting and safe for people who suffer from sheep wool allergies. Unlike wool, qiviut is not scratchy and feels amazing next to the skin. Qiviut is an insulating fiber and is comfortable to wear in any climate. Qiviut is often blended with silk, fine merino, nylon and now with angora, cashmere, baby alpaca and bamboo. Qiviut is an heirloom fiber that can be treasured for generations. Yarnware made with qiviut increase in value over time.