Pashmina is the traditional name for the finest grade of cashmere wool. With its incredibly soft, fine, and warm texture, pashminas have become the ultimate luxury accessory for those willing to shell out to stay stylish. Originating from India, the pashmina is made from the undercoat of the Tibetan Changthangi Goat, better know as "The Pashmina Goat." Each pashmina can take up to three goats' coats and must be woven by a skilled hand. It can take up to 15 days to spin enough pashmina wool to craft one shawl.
Its silky softness and tremendous warmth without the bulk of a tremendous knit scarf has made the Pashmina the more elegant option for a formal night out or a refining feature for everyday wear. However, the true beauty of the pashmina lies in how it wears over time. The unique fibers become softer and more beautiful with each use. Unlike most other fabrics, which become worn down after each use, the feel of pashmina on skin becomes gentler each time you wear it.
Our cashmere pashmina alternative retains the material's soft-to-the-touch feel and warmth at a fraction of the price. The fibers in our pashminas replicate the wear of these handcrafted gems and can last forever if maintained properly. These beauties pair nicely with a formal dress or worn casually with jeans, and come in a number of lovely patterns such as ombre
. Bundle up with it around your neck or add an accent to your favorite handbag by tying it around its handle. If you're up for a more creative route, check out our guide, How to Tie a Scarf
. Happy bundling!