The differentiation of cashmere and pashmina in terms of thickness has overlap over the two ranges. However, the soft fine fiber produced in Kashmir and known as cashmere (the variant of Kashmir) is of better quality than that of the pashmina fiber produced elsewhere. Cashmere pashmina shawl is the phrase used for the pashmina product i.e. shawl etc. made from the soft cashmere wool of Kashmir goats. Thus, any shawl which owes its warmth to thickness and more weight is neither a real pashmina nor a real cashmere.