Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cashmere?
Cashmere is luxuriant wool that many a fashion-conscious woman has dreamed of wearing against her skin. Its silken feel, feather-light weight, and appreciable status make it highly desirable.

Despite the glamour associated with cashmere, it hails from humble beginnings. It is the wool or fur of the Capra hicus goat. Capra hicus goats primarily lives in high Himalayas, but many are bred in Iran, Tibet, India and China. American herders have also joined the international cashmere production market in recent years.

Cashmere is harvested from the goats during their annual molting season through the shedding or the shearing of their down. In the frigid high desert climates where most of the goats are raised, the dense inner coat guards against harsh winter weather, but once seasons change, goats begin to lose the protective layer of down.

 


What is Cashmere Wool?
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 wool but in fact it is a soft hair, and this is what gives it its unique characteristics as compared to sheep's wool. The word cashmere derives from an old spelling of Kashmir. Cashmere is fine in texture, strong, light, and soft. Garments made from it provide excellent insulation.

 

What exactly is "Pashmina"?
Pashmina is a textile, which became popular in the west in the late 1990s. It is very soft and warm, and used primarily in scarves and shawls. The word is derived from the Persian word Pashm, which refers to the undercoat of fur on many animals-in this case, the goat. Most commercially available Pashmina is actually a blend of pure Pashmina wool and silk.



Difference between "Pashmina" and "Cashmere"?
Actually there is no difference between cashmere and pashmina. Pashmina and cashmere refer to the same thing. The raw material cashmere wool comes from the same mountain goat called "changra" who lives in the highest range of Himalaya's above then 12000 to 14000 feet. And the way of manufacturing either Cashmere product's (Shawls, Scarves and Pullovers) or Pashmina product's are same.


How to Clean Cashmere Socks ?

Cashmere is a luxury fiber, but it doesn't need luxury care. Cashmere is the hair of the Cashmere goat and can be treated like any fine fiber. Keep in mind that neither the washing machine nor the dryer should be used to clean cashmere. Hand washing will preserve your cashmere socks for a long time to come
1.Fill the sink with cool water. Add a squirt of the soap. Do not use detergent. Swirl the water and soap to mix thoroughly and raise a few bubbles.
2. Put the socks in the water and swirl gently. If needed, rub them gently together to remove ground-in dirt. Let the socks soak in the water for 30 minutes or so. Drain the water. Take the socks out of the basin while you refill the sink with clean cool water. Put the socks back in the sink and squeeze gently to rinse the soap out. Repeat the draining and rinsing until the socks are clean and soap free.
3. Gently squeeze the socks to remove as much water as possible. Wrap the socks in an absorbent towel and squeeze to get remaining water out. Pull the socks gently into shape and lay them flat on a towel to dry.


*If you are sure your washing machine does not add water during the spin cycle, you can put the socks in a lingerie bag and put them in the washing machine on spin only. *The enemies of any fine fibers are heat, detergent and agitation. These are the 3 things that make fine fibers shrink and felt. Make sure you use only cool water; mild soap and that you handle the wet socks gently.

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