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What is Pashmina?

"Pashmina" is derived from "Pashm" which is a word of Persian language which means wool. However, with the passage of time, pashmina wool has come to be known as a special kind of wool. This wool is obtained from the outer skin of the high mountain goats living close to the treeline/snowline. These goats are found in the high altitudes of the Himalayas. The fiber is produced by hand spinning and weaving by the artisans in Nepal, and, Kashmir in the Indian subcontinent. The word, "Kashmir" was earlier spelled as Cashmere. The pashmina scarf, wrap and shawl produced in Kashmir are also called cashmere scarf, wrap and shawl which implies high quality pashmina wrap. These shawls have been manufactured in Nepal and Kashmir for hundreds of years. The craze started in Europe when Napoleon presented a pashmina shawl to his wife who was enchanted by its regal feel and warmth, and, it became a timeless fashion accessory the world over from North America to Australia.

Women's Fashion Accessory   

If you want to look stylish, cashmere pashmina scarf is the perfect women fashion accessory for you. Worn over or across the shoulders, you look elegant, and, remain cozy and comfortable. Enjoy the luxury of this fashion accessory in all seasons, occasions and events. Lasting longer, it can serve as a memorable gift for your near and dear ones. Gift wrapped, wedding pashmina shawls have become an indispensable accessory for the bride and the bridesmaid. Similarly, cashmere pashmina scarf serves as a good souvenir for the team members in the corporate sector during farewell or annual anniversaries or other celebrations. Selling online since 2001, we exclusively offer customization of pashmina such as custom dye, with or without tassels and embroidery of name. You can make your choice from among four collections in all sizes from a scarf pashmina to pashmina stole to pashmina shawls or even a pashmina throw.

Our cashmere pashmina scarves are destined to be a heir loom as these are deliciously comfy, soft, light and very warm. There are special discounts for the returning customers, the ones who make purchases of US $ 100 or more, and students. We offer 100 % money back guarantee. Shipping is free the world over.    

Collections

We offer all the four categories which are cashmere, silk blend, ring and shamina. The fiber composition of cashmere, shamina and ring is 100% pure cashmere pashmina. The first two are three ply and the last one is two ply. The quality of the fiber of cashmere shamina is superior to that of cashmere and ring pashmina. All three are produced in India. Silk pashmina is three ply and has the composition of 70 to 80% pashmina  and 20 to 30% silk. It is produced in Nepal.                                              

Sizes and Suitability

We offer pashminas in the following sizes:

Scarves: 12”x 60” and 18”x 72”
Stole: 22”x 80”
Wrap: 28”x 80”
Shawls: 36”x 80”, 40”x 80” and 45”x 90”
Throw: 50”x 100"
Cashmere scarf, wrap and stole are better suited for casual wear. Cashmere wrap and shawl are suitable for formal and party wear. If you are short in height and are petite, we recommend that you choose wrap. If you are of medium height and built, we recommend pashmina shawl. If you are tall, we recommend that you should opt for cashmere shawl large. Throw is again for casual wear, long travel and for the tall, obese and pregnant women. With less width, wrap has less of fall and spread than the pashmina shawl.

Custom Size

If you want your cashmere scarf or any other pashmina in a size other than the standard ones offered by us, we are here to do the needful for you. Some of our customers wish to have their cashmere shawl in a squarish shape and we are here to oblige. You should add a note to your order on the bottom left while checking out indicating the size required by you. Please note that the custom size pashmina scarf will be without tassels. Thus, you should place an order for the pashmina without tassels on the product page and make payment of US $ 5.00 per pashmina for the custom size as miscellaneous charges.

Customers

Our customer base is spread the world over in all continents, especially in USA, Canada, Europe, Japan, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Australia and New Zealand. We do not compromise on quality by offering low prices. The testimonials we continue to receive bear testimony to the good quality of our pashmina and our customer service. Please send your queries to us via email. You can also call us on our 24/7 toll free number +1 800-257-3150. Please record your message and our representative will call you back. In either case, you will get a response within 24 hours. Once you place your order, you will immediately receive a confirmatory email. Your pashmina will be put in line for preparation. Once the order is shipped, you will be informed about the tracking details via email.

Exclusive Customization-Cashmere Shawl

We offer exclusive customization which is offered by none of our competitors. It includes custom dyeing of pashmina in the color of your choice, choice of obtaining pashmina shawl with or without tassels and embroidery of name on your cashmere pashmina. We offer you to make your choice from two to four dozen regular colors. If none of the listed color is of your choice, you can select the color from another set of over five dozen custom colors. Further to that, we offer you to have your pashmina custom dyed in the color of your choice for which you can send us a picture or send us color sample/swatch by post and we will match the color. This is particularly very useful if you want to match your cashmere pashmina wrap with the dress. For custom dye colors, we charge you a nominal price of US $ 5.00 per pashmina. Having your cashmere pashmina with or without tassels is a matter of one's individual choice. You let us know your choice and we will prepare your pashmina with or without tassels as per your choice. Yet another customization exclusively offered by us is to have your name embroidered on your pashmina shawl. This customization gives an exclusive personal touch.

Shipping

We ship our cashmere pashmina the world over. Standard shipping is free irrespective of the shipping destination. The delivery time is fourteen working days. We offer express shipping to our worthy customers in North America (U.S. and Canada) for a nominal charge of US $ 5.00 per pashmina. The delivery time is five working days. If the shipping address is away from the main towns, it may take a day or two extra to deliver the order.

Return/Exchange-Cashmere Scarf

We offer hundred percent money back guarantee. If the scarf pashmina cashmere is not to your liking, please let us know within one month of its receipt. We will send you the return instructions. Please return the cashmere pashmina within one week of receipt of return instructions and we will give you the refund. If you want to exchange your pashmina, you are welcome to do so. We will communicate to you the return instructions. On receipt, we will ship to you the replacement. You can ask for exchange in case you want to have your pashmina in a different color or if you want pashmina of a different category. In the latter case, the difference in price will be adjusted either by you paying extra or we refunding to you the difference.

Care Instructions

Cashmere pashmina shawl is delicate and it needs to be duly taken care of so as to last last longer. When not in use, these should be appropriately wrapped and placed in the wardrobe on a hanger. We recommend that when required to wash, cashmere  pashmina should neither be machine washed nor hand washed. The best and the safest way to wash it is to get it dry cleaned. However, if the same is not considered feasible for one reason or the other, pashmina should be hand washed in warm water using a non bleach washing detergent. After washing, it should not be wrung or twisted. Instead pashmina should be widely spread over a string or drying rack. Once dry, iron it. While ironing, a thin white or light colored piece of cloth should be placed over the shawl pashmina. The iron temperature should be fixed as for woolen clothes. If it has some stubborn stains on it, please treat it prior to dry cleaning. While ironing, please see to it that the tassels are not ironed once these are over or under the pashmina as this will result in tassel marks on the pashmina.

Quality Check

Owing to the popularity of pashmina shawl among the fashion conscious women, in particular, and others in general, the market is full of its fake versions. These imitations of pashmina easily deceive the customers unless they are conscious about it. Made from synthetic fibers like acrylic, viscose, yarn and silk, these fakes give a soft and shiny look and can easily be mistaken to be the genuine and real pashmina. These imitations are being sold at cheaper rates and customers easily get attracted towards these. Irony is that some merchants are selling the fakes at higher rates which is double cheating. Higher prices somewhat mistakenly assure the buyer that what is being bought is genuine. Yet another trend which has developed is that the merchants indicate the composition of the fiber to be that of acrylic, viscose or silk and yet sell the products under the name of cashmere pashmina. However, a more deliberate look and touch would easily reveal that there is a distinct difference between the touch and class of a genuine pashmina shawl and its imitation. Besides the aforementioned, deliberate look, touch and feel, following are very simple and easy to follow authenticity checks:
    If the make of a country is other than India, Nepal and Tibet, it is more likely to be fake than genuine as pashmina is mostly produced in the aforementioned three  regions.
      You should buy cashmere pashmina shawl from a well reputed store, be it online or off line.
      • One of the simple checks is to soak a small part of your cashmere pashmina scarf in water for a while, pull it out and smell it. If there is no smell other than that of an ordinary cloth, it is fake. The genuine cashmere pashmina wrap will have a subtle but distinct smell which is mildly bad odor somewhat similar to that of wet leather.
      • Another way of testing the authenticity of cashmere pashmina is to burn for a few moments a couple of loose ends of the tassels or loose thread from one end. Ash of a genuine pashmina shawl will be in the form of a uniform powder and it will come off easily. However, if the ash makes sticky beads and does not come off easily the smell is that of a chemical, the shawl is fake.
      • If the vendor is offering money back guarantee or not.