What is pashmina?
Pashmina comes from the neck and under belly hairs of the Himalayan Mountain Goat. Few people know that pashmina is a higher quality product than cashmere. When graded, the longer, thinner and softest hairs are used for pashmina. Given the harsh and cold mountain climate the goats live in, it is understandable that their hairs create such a warm soft shawl. Pashmina is sustainably harvested without harm to animals.
We have witnessed the factory process of making pashmina and can confirm that it is a very long and painstaking process that once experienced, helps us to appreciate why pashmina is a higher priced product. We love the quality and versatility of our shawls.