Cashmere and Pashmina

Cashmere and Pashmina are two different words but used widely for producing fine scarves and shawls in large quantities. Cashmere is the westernized word originated from the Kashmir region of India and Pashmina is the local name came from “Pashm” a Persian word which means wool made from a special breed of Ladakhi goats.

Traditionally, Pashmina is lighter and softer than Cashmere which is why it is predominantly used for making shawls and scarves. The Pashmina  yarn is combed, cleaned and then spun on wooden wheel called (charkha) by The weavers of Kashmir and also the Pashmina is 100% pashmina yarn without blend with any other wool. While as Cashmere nowadays is a blended form of pashmina and wool.