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Unraveling the Elegance: Pashmina FAQs Guide 
Pashmina, known as cashmere in English, is sourced from the high plateau regions of Kashmir,
Nepal, and the central plains of Inner Mongolia in India and Persia.Cashmere comes from the
soft fur of a special kind of goat called Capra Hircus. These goats live 
in high places, like
feet above sea level, where it gets super cold in winter, sometimes even below minus 30
degrees Celsius.Pashmina is the extra-soft fur under the goat’s outer hair.
Each goat only gives
about 3 ounces, or 90 grams,of this special wool every year. It takes the 
wool from three goats to
make one woven Pashmina shawl. 
When we compare Pashmina and Cashmere, it appears that they
are essentially the same. 
Pashmina is just the Indian/Persian term for cashmere. The term “cashmere”
itself comes from 
the Kashmir region of India, and Pashmina is the original name for this particular
The special goat, called Capra Hircus, that gives us Pashmina lives high up, like 14,000 feet above
sea level. It gets super cold there, sometimes even below minus 30 degrees Celsius in the 
winter. Pashmina
is the extra-soft wool under the goat’s outer hair. Each goat only gives about 3 
ounces, or 90 grams, of this
special Pashmina wool every year. It takes the wool from three goats 
to make one woven Pashmina shawl.
The process of gathering Pashmina fiber happens each spring, and it’s primarily done by hand. People use
a spinning wheel called a charkha to spin the yarn. Hand spinning is a very 
meticulous job that
demands a lot of patience, skill, and dedication.

Pashmina yarn is too fragile for the vibration caused by power looms; therefore, the weaving of
the traditional pashmina shawls is done on handlooms. The weaving process is in itself an art
that has been passed down over generations, to give us the fabulous pashmina shawls.
Creating the special tassels on a Pashmina shawl is one of the most fascinating parts of making
it. The tassels are made by hand, twisted, and knotted at the ends. It takes the weaver a couple of
hours to add these fringes to each Pashmina shawl.

Dyeing is done by hand. Skilled dyers, with lots of experience and patience passed down through
generations, are the ones who add color to Pashmina shawls. Even a tiny mistake can affect the
quality of the product. They only use natural dyes, making the shawls totally eco-friendly.
Cashmere is available in different grades, like “Grade-A” and “Grade-B.” We provide only the
best quality cashmere products, and they are all made with “Grade-A” cashmere. The finest
grade of cashmere is between 14-15.5 microns in diameter, and that’s the type we use for all our
Pashmina and cashmere items.
Ply’s are strands of yarn twisted together to make one piece of yarn. Two-ply is thicker than one-
ply, and so on. Our products are offered in the following ply’s:

2 ply: Cashmere Jumpers, Hats, Gloves & Socks, Pashmina & Silk Shawls, Wraps and Scarves
3 ply: Sweaters, Shawls wraps and scarves
4 ply: Cardigan, Sweaters Blankets & Overcoats, throws

Our pure Pashminas, along with all our cashmere clothing, throws, and blankets, are made with 100% pure cashmere and don’t have any silk in them. Pure Pashmina is softer, warmer, and heavier compared to Pashmina-silk blends.

Pashminas with silk have a weaving technique where silk runs along the length, and cashmere
runs along the width. Hand-weaving gives the shawl its unique character, creating a slim drape,
an elegant silk sheen, and a soft, delicate feel. This technique dates back to the 15th century and
has been handcrafted in India and Nepal ever since, making it a favorite in the fashion world.
The blended Pashminas with silk contain about 65% to 70% Pashmina and 30% to 35% silk.
Shawl-making in Nepal and India is more of an art than a science, involving various hand
processes. Therefore, the exact content of pashmina and silk may vary slightly from shawl to
shawl. Therefore, these are some differences you can see between the pure pashmina and the
pashmina with a silk blend. 

Silk-blended Pashminas
The fabric of the pashminas with silk is denser than the pure pashminas, and also has a sheen,
due to the silk blending.

Close-up of Pure Pashminas
The material of the pure Pashminas is akin to 100% cashmere. It is softer and plusher compared
to pashminas with silk.

Close-up of Waffle Weave
The waffle weave Pashmina fabric displays a knitted effect, featuring a square weave pattern.
All our Pashmina shawls, wraps, scarves, and throws come with tassels at both ends. These
tassels are around 3″ to 4″ long, twisted, and knotted at the end. Keep in mind that the tassel
length is not included in the dimensions provided for these items.

For the 4 Ply cashmere scarves and the cashmere plaid scarves, there is a 3″ straight fringe at
each end. Unlike the tassels, this fringe is neither twisted nor knotted at the end.

There are different styles of wearing a pashmina. You can style them just by wrapping them
around your waist. This style is called belt style or sarong style. You can style them in full shawl
wraps simple, elegant, warm, and perfect for every wear. 

The noose wrap is not only stylish but also easy to wear once you get the hang of it. Here is how
to style it: start by folding your Pashmina shawl in half along its length, with the folded edge at
the top or facing you. Then, fold the shawl in half once more, but this time along its width. You
will end up with one end that’s folded and another end that’s open. Now, position the folded
shawl behind your head and pull the open end through the loop at the folded end.

You can care for your pashmina and cashmere products by dry cleaning them. You can wash
your pashmina products at home following some instructions (cashmere coats, jackets, and pants
should never be washed at home) 

Hand washes your sweater in lukewarm water with hair shampoo, ensuring it dissolves
completely. Rinse with a hair conditioner for added softness. Wash colored items separately, do
not bleach, and gently squeeze water out without twisting. Dry flat away from heat and sunlight.
Press with a damp cloth and cool iron, ironing from the inside.

Before you put away your special cashmere clothes in basements or attics, check for leaks,
dampness, and sunlight. Fold or pack them neatly in tissue paper or a plastic bag and keep them
in a closet away from light, dust, and dampness.

It is a good idea to clean them before storing them to prevent stains from getting worse during
storage, and moths like to munch on stains. Moths only eat natural fabrics, so things like
mothballs or cedar chips help keep them away from woolens.

In the summer, if you are storing a pure cashmere sweater, the most important thing is to keep it
away from moisture. So, do not keep your cashmere sweaters in a damp place. A well-sealed
plastic storage box works well; a see-through one is better so you can check for moisture. Make
sure the box is dry before putting your sweaters in.

To avoid moths, make sure your sweater is clean before storing it for a long time. Watch out for
food stains because moths love them. Moth-proofing products can help, or just spray some
perfume on a piece of paper and put it next to your sweater in the box.

It is necessary to keep your cashmere garments clean and beautiful, so you can keep them in
good condition. Do not wear the same clothes too often; give them a break for two or three days
after wearing them. If you have a silk or Pashmina scarf, it goes well with cashmere tops and
cardigans. Putting a scarf between your cashmere and your neck can also prevent stains from
makeup or powder.

Avoid wearing cashmere next to rough things like metal necklaces, bracelets, belts, or rough
leather items. Instead, dress up your cashmere with a silk scarf and smooth accessories like

Pilling, those tiny fuzzballs, can happen when clothes rub together a lot, especially around
elbows or where a bag rubs. It is normal for Cashmere to get a bit fuzzy after wearing it a bunch
of times.

To avoid pilling, it is important not to allow the cashmere garment to rub against rough clothing,
metal accessories, bags, and belts.

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