Pashmina Pockets

There were so many times we wished we had our Pashminas with us – in too-cold movie theatres, restaurants and offices – that the Pashmina Pocket was born.

The Pockets artwork is created from my original photos, digitally printed on 100% organic cotton, just pop them in your purse & stay warm anywhere!  Each Pash Pocket comes with the story behind the photo.

You can purchase our Pashminas and/or Pashmina Pockets at our Etsy Shop, or send me a message and we can forward a Paypal invoice (you do not need to have a Paypal account to use your credit card to pay through this invoice).  We have a limited supply of the pashminas and colours, however you can request specific colours to be purchased on our Spring 2014 trip to India.

We didn’t realize, until we got one, how incredible a real Pashmina was. There are so many versions of ‘pashimina’ in our market, and almost none of them are the real thing. So light, so soft, and so warm! Every friend or family member who received a pashmina has requested more.

Our pashminas are made from 100% pashmina cashmere.   There are many grades of cashmere, but pashmina cashmere is the finest, lightest and softest.  It is found in the Himalayas of Northern India.

One of the world’s truly rare and authentic luxury fabrics, Pashmina is the Persian (Farsi) word “pashm” meaning soft and silky. The wool comes from changthangi, Capra Hircus or pashmina goat, which is a special breed of goat indigenous to high altitudes of the Himalayas in Nepal, Pakistan and northern India.  Pashmina fibres are combed from the underbelly which produce finer fibres than from the back of the goat and have the best thermo-conductivity of any wool in the world.  Pashmina shawls are hand spun, woven and embroidered in Kashmir, where they have been produced for thousands of years.

Unfortunately a craze for pashminas in the mid-1990s resulted in questionable marketing around the name pashmina. Pashmina shawls were redefined as made with cashmere and silk or wool blends, with man-made fibres and any types in between.  It is not helped that the word “pashmina” is not a labeling term recognized by law in the US. The US Federal Trade Commission stated the label cannot say 100% Pashmina, as pashmina is not a fiber recognized by the Wool Act or regulations.

 

 

 

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