Our products are hand crafted with love by our very own artisans that have learned the fine art of handmade or hand embroidery craftsmanship passed down over many generations from their family members, in their homes with the utmost love, care and years of experience. This makes these products unique and exclusive to the extent of being limited editions, as our products mostly have unique design and we mostly make one style, one colour, one piece products. Each product is a timeless piece of art which can be passed down to your next generation as a part of your family heirloom or heritage or a legacy of your family inheritance.
Pashmina is a type of fine fabric. The textiles made from it were first woven in India. The fabric comes from the Pashmina goat, which is a special breed of goat indigenous to high altitudes of the Himalaya Mountains. Pashmina is produced in high altitudes of Kashmir since there we find very cold temperatures, and the climate is very supportive to the Pashmina producing types of goat. To survive the freezing environment at 14,000 feet altitude above sea level, it grows a unique, incredibly soft pashm (inner coat) six times finer than human hair. Because it is only 14-19 microns in diameter, it cannot be spun by machines, so the wool is hand-woven into products including shawls, scarves, wraps, throws, stoles etc. Pashmina shawls are hand spun, woven and embroidered in Kashmir, and made from the fine fibre. Pashmina shawls have been manufactured in Kashmir for thousands of years since the 15th Century. Pashmina fabric is limited and very expensive. Very few highly skilled master artisans can make products out of pure Pashmina.
Semi Pashmina is a derivative of the Pashmina since Pashmina fabric is limited and very expensive. So artisans add angora wool to increase its durability and ease for the artisans to work on the fabric. It has similar feel and warmth.
Silk Pashmina is again a derivative of the Pashmina since Pashmina fabric is limited and very expensive. So artisans add pure silk interwoven with Pashmina. Silk gives the Pashmina an elegant sheen, lightweight and a softer feeling as well as a more slender silhouette and great drape. General ratio is 70% pashmina and 30% silk, however it can be 50% each.
Cashmere wool, usually simply known as cashmere, is a fiber obtained from Cashmere goats and other types of goat. Common usage defines the fiber as a wool but in fact it is a hair, and this is what gives it its unique characteristics as compared to sheep's wool. The word cashmere is an old spelling of Kashmir. Cashmere is fine in texture, strong, light, and soft. Garments made from it provide excellent insulation.
Kani Pashmina, Fine Viscose, and many other types of high quality and unique materials are also used in making our fine quality and unique products.