Pashmina/Cashmere: Debunking Myths and Unraveling Facts!

1. Myth: Cashmere is too warm for summer.

Fact: Cashmere can be worn year-round. Due to its hygroscopic properties, it is naturally breathable. In addition to keeping you cool when it's hot and warm when it's not, it also wicks away moisture from your body. Cashmere yarn comes in different plies (1-ply, 2-ply, 4-ply, etc.) based on the number of twisted strands. Choose 1-ply and 2-ply items for summer, as the higher the ply, the warmer the shawl.

2. Myth: Pashmina and Cashmere are distinctly different fabrics.

Fact: Pashmina and Cashmere both refer to the same luxurious, soft wool. They originate from the undercoat of the Changthangi goat, a native to the cold plateaus of the Himalayas. The term "Pashmina" is often associated with traditional handmade shawls from Kashmir, while "Cashmere" is derived from the old spelling of Kashmir and is used more broadly in the global fashion industry.

3. Myth: The more you wear and wash your Pashmina/Cashmere, the more it deteriorates.

Fact: Quite the contrary! When cared for properly, Pashmina/Cashmere fibers actually become softer and more luxurious with each wear. The secret is to hand wash them gently in lukewarm water with a mild detergent and lay them flat to dry. Over time, this process can enhance the softness and plush feel of the material. So, don't be afraid to flaunt your Pashmina/Cashmere frequently!

4. Myth: Cashmere is dry clean only.

Fact: You don’t have to dry clean your cashmere; you can hand wash it instead. You also don’t need to use a special cashmere shampoo (though you can). Baby shampoo is gentle enough to use on your cashmere shawls. While you can also machine-wash on the gentle or wool cycle sometimes, we do not recommend this. Hand washing is best for maintaining the shape of the cashmere item and ensuring longevity.

Now that you're armed with the facts, why not put your knowledge to the test? Explore our exquisite range of Cashmere products and experience the luxurious comfort and style for yourself. Don't miss the opportunity to elevate your wardrobe with the timeless elegance of Cashmere. Happy shopping