What is PASHMINA?

What is PASHMINA?

Pashmina fibre was originally designed to keep baby cashmere goats warm in the Himalayas.

Pashmina goat

Pashmina goat

The Changthangi or Pashmina goat is a breed of goat from Tibet or neighbouring areas in the Ladakhi Changthang, usually raised for meat or cashmere wool – known as pashmina once woven.

These goats grow a thick, warm fleece. They survive on grass in Ladakh, where temperatures plunge to as low as −20 °C . These goats provide the wool for Kashmir’s famous Pashmina shawls.

Note: the word ‘pashmina’ has been purloined by some manufacturers to describe any long scarf or shawl in any fibre including synthetics.  This can be very confusing to buyers. True pashmina is the fibre from the young Changthangi or Pashmina goat.

Pashmina Care:
Wash your precious pashmina product the same way you would your own hair: a gentle handwash in warm water and shampoo.  To dry, squeeze dry inside a towel and dry flat in shade.

Hand spun, hand woven pashmina & eri silk shawl

Hand spun, hand woven pashmina & eri silk shawl

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