Cashmere: Soft, Sustainable, Style

What is Cashmere? 

Cashmere, closely linked with the iconic Kashmir shawl, owes its name to the anglicized term for Kashmir. Introduced to Europe in the 19th century, the Kashmir shawl carried with it the allure of Cashmere. 

The most exquisite Cashmere wool originates from the Changra goats of Ladakh. Adapted to endure the harsh winter, the Changra goats naturally shed fleece during the molting season to combat the sun's intensity. The manually combed fleece is inherently pure, cultivating a connection with nature that extends to cherishing every part of the fleece — a testament to sustainable practices. 

Beyond being the finest, softest, and warmest yarn, quality Cashmere proves to be an enduring product, capable of lasting over a decade and enduring more than 200 wears with proper care. 

Hand Blocking on Cashmere: 

Our hand-made Cashmere scarf collection embodies the ancient and captivating craft of hand block printing. A skilled artisan meticulously carves intricate patterns into softwood blocks, each dipped in dye and pressed onto the fabric with precision. Creating these marvelous pieces requires 4-16 stamps for each design, showcasing years of practice, unwavering patience, and a steady hand. This art, perfected over centuries, has been passed down through generations, preserving its legacy.