Handwash in water using your hair shampoo. Be sure to dissolve the shampoo thorough then put the shawls/sweaters into water. Rinse with hair conditioner, this would make your pashmina sweater or any pashmina garments softer. Wash colored garments separately. Do not bleach pashmina shawls/sweaters.
Squeeze your pashmina sweater gently, do not twist or wing. Twisting the wet pashmina sweater would stretch the shape of your pashmina sweater.
Dry flat your pashmina shawls/sweater after removing excess water, away from direct heat and sunlight.
Press your pashmina shawls/sweaters with damp cloth, using a hand iron, iron from the inside of the garment.
In order to store your pashmina sweaters few thing to be remembered. Here we have summarized few of them:
Dampness, sunlight and leakages are very harmful to your precious pashmina shawls/sweaters. So before storing your pashmina shawls/sweater in basements or attics, always keep in mind that your pashmina sweaters don?t get in touch with dampness, sunlight and leakages. Fold pashmina sweater or pack them neatly in tissue paper or polythene bag and store them in closet away from light, dust and dampness.
To store a pure pashmina shawls/sweater during summer, the most important thing is to keep moisture away, and so please do not store pashmina shawls/sweaters in a damp place.
The harsh geography of this area of the Gobi Desert supports a very limited number of goats. It takes one of these rare goats four years to grow enough cashmere for one sweater. Each goat is combed by hand every spring. Then the fleece is collected and sorted by hand. Cashmere sweaters are usually knit on hand-operated machines. Therefore, the scarcity of the fiber and the handwork required to convert that fiber into a luxurious garment both contribute to cashmere's price.
Pashmina/Cashmere prized by royalty in past is often refrred to as the "diamond" of all fibers . It is the most luxurious , lightweight and rarest cashmere fiber found in the world . cashmere is a unique form of pashmina that comes from the soft underbelly of the "cnyangra" mountain goat. Which is native to the Himalayan belt , an area around and above 12000 and 14000 feet.
There are significant differences in the quality of cashmere, and therefore, the price of the fiber that can be used in a cashmere garment. There are variations in the fineness of the cashmere from various origins. Finer cashmere is more expensive than coarser cashmere. Color also plays a role. The whiter, more expensive fiber needs less dye to color it. Dying harms the feel of the cashmere so this is important.
Cashmere fiber is also priced by its length. Longer fiber is more expensive because it makes stronger yarn that pills less. All of these variables play a role in the cost variation between seemingly similar garments. Usually you get what you pay for.
There is absolutely no difference between the two. Pashmina is the Indian/Persian word for Cashmere. The word "CASHMERE" is derived from the Himalayan region of Nepal , where as Pashmina is the original name for the same fiber.
That depends on the quality and how it is worn and cared for. Generally speaking more expensive shawl/sweaters will last longer than less expensive shawl/sweaters. With normal wear and proper care a high quality cashmere sweater should last many years - maybe a lifetime!
Our pure pashminas, all our cashmere apparel, throws and blankets are made with 100% pure cashmere and do not contain any silk in it. The pure pashmina is softer, warmer and heavier than the pashmina-silk blends.
The pashminas with
silk are woven with silk running the length of the weave, and cashmere
on the width of the weave. Hand-weaving gives the shawl its distinctive
character and produces its slender drape, elegant silk sheen, and soft,
delicate feel. It's no wonder the shawl has become a fashion
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:
Pashmina Shawls, Wraps, Ponchos - 2 ply , 4 -ply
Cashmere Scarves & Throws - 3 and 4 ply
Cashmere Sweaters -2 and 4 ply
Cashmere Blankets & Overcoats - 2 and 4 plyCashmere Hats, Gloves & Socks - 2 Ply
We recommend Soft dry cleaning all pashmina and cashmere products. For more information on how to care for cashmere products, please contact in our office or send us mail .
Yes, it is not essential that you dry clean your purchase, although it is the safest method.
You can hand wash your pashmina / cashmere knitwear in warm water with either a specialised cashmere detergent or a mild fabric conditioner.
We dispatch all orders by DHL / UPS / Fedex / TNT and other COURIES SERVICE within three days of receiving payments. Please allow another 4 days for the delivery services to actually deliver the goods to your Country?s Door-step.
Select the size (shawl, stole or scarf) and type (pure pashmina or silk blend) that you want from the main menu , color name and other details and send it to our e-mail or you can also call us at office time .
The original Pashmina is a mix of 70% Pashmina wool and 30% silk. True 100% Pashmina is palpably lighter and a little warmer than silk blends, however, they are not as strong as the 70/30 and they lack the sheen and the elegant drape of the silk.
Single Strand of wool is used to make regular Pashmina silk blend Pashmina: thus Single Ply, 2 Strands of Pashmina yarn is used making a double ply. Double Ply contains more Pashmina than single ply. 2 Paddle and 4 Paddled Pashmina are for 100% Pashmina. 2 Paddle is looser weave, while 4 paddle is a tighter weave.
All our Pashmina are individually hand loomed by Nepalise craftspeople. Each Pashmina, after being created are colored individually by hand. Beware of traders selling machine loomed pashmina as the far superior hand loomed variety.
is the warmest natural insulation in the world. Fabric made of Pashmina
is warm and comfortable to the wearer, and it has excellent draping
qualities and soft texture. The fibre, which absorbs and retains
moisture much like wool. Pashmina is used mainly for shawls and scarves,
fine coat, dress, and suit fabrics and for high-quality knitwear and
Pashmina became known for its use in beautiful shawls and other handmade items produced in Kathmandu (
Perhaps nothing epitomizes the glorious history of Himalayan craftsmanship, as warmly and beautifully, as does the Pashmina/cashmeres. A legacy of the Great Moghuls of earstwhile Indian Empire evolved over three hundred years under the patronage of four different rules. The romance of Pashmina really reached it's Zenith, when it cast its spell over the European royalty. It is said that in 1796, Abdullah Khan, the Afghan Governor of Kashmir gifted an exquisite Pashmina shawl to Sayyid Yahya, a visitor of Bhagdad. Yahya presented the shawl to the Khedive in