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Cresting the COVID19 Second Wave

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Cresting the COVID19 Second Wave

Ethical Cashmere's first priority, is authenticity. Hopefully it would be enough to allow us to keep that lifeline the following year, and the years after.

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COVID19 in Kashmir & Nepal

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COVID19 in Kashmir & Nepal

But if Ethical Cashmere is to be authentic, I had to do what a Himalayan business person would. Would it help our weavers if I added something? And that was when he confessed that our weavers didn't have enough to buy food in lockdown. 

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Types of Cashmere Weave: Which One is Softest?

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Types of Cashmere Weave: Which One is Softest?

I should begin by emphasising that the weave of cashmere would not be enough to compensate for inferior quality of the fibre itself. A high quality, naturally soft-bred cashmere wool woven for sturdiness would still feel softer than a mixed-bred, lower grade wool woven for maximum softness. 

That said, all other things being equal, what's the difference? 

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Cashmere Colour Perception: What You Need to Know When Shopping Online

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Cashmere Colour Perception: What You Need to Know When Shopping Online

These tips are intended more to help the online shopper appreciate the colour behaviour of cashmere that we consider a 'bonus', since it is responsible for cashmere's more luxurious appearance compared to other winter fabrics.

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How Soft is Cashmere Compared to Other Natural Fibres?

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How Soft is Cashmere Compared to Other Natural Fibres?

OH MY GOD!!” was my instinctive reaction when I touched the cashmere shawl. I had not expected it to be that soft.

Hanging out at Mr. Ghulam’s little store in Pokhara, at first I enjoyed merely looking at the colourful textiles neatly stacking the shelves.

You see, I thought I knew cashmere. There was a phase when it was fashionable in Malaysia; there was ‘pashmina’ (another name for cashmere) everywhere. Nice wide shawls, usually with some kind of paisley pattern. They were cheap, sometimes going for lower than $10.

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