How are Pashminas Made?
The wool for Pashminas comes from changthangi or the Pashmina goat, which is a special breed of goat indigenous to the high altitudes of the Himalayas and the Gobi desert area in Mongolia. During the spring (the molting season), the goats shed their inner wool and the wool is then collected and spun to produce Pashminas. Each goat sheds approximately 3-8 ounces of soft natural cashmere. The goats are not harmed during the process of gathering the wool, and their coats regrow in the winter.
Because of its unique softness and comforting warmth, Pashmina wool is also known as the 'diamond fabric' and 'soft gold' of high Asia. Put simply, it is the finest, softest and warmest wool available anywhere. Sometimes silk is blended with Pashmina wool to make a more elegant sheen. Either way, Pashminas are a versatile and beautiful addition to any lady's wardrobe.