The Ethical Cashmere Blog — origin story

Finding a New Home in Nepal

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Finding a New Home in Nepal

During the 90s, the situation in Kashmir became worse, so my dad decided to move out because there were no tourists coming. So he didn't have any work as a guide. And a second thing, as a carpet weaver, he also didn't have a lot of work, because the situation was getting really bad in Kashmir at the time.

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The English Botanist and the Shikaras of Nigeen Lake

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The English Botanist and the Shikaras of Nigeen Lake

My dad was a trekking guide also, for like, 10-20 years? There used to be lots of tour groups. One of his best friends met him when he was a trekking guide. He was a freelance botanist. 

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Learning to Weave Carpets at 4 Years Old

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Learning to Weave Carpets at 4 Years Old

Yes, Dad was 4 years old, and he didn't learn it from his own father. He learned from one of my grandfather's friends. My grandfather said that 'If I taught him at home, he won't learn. But he would learn from outside, from other people.'

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Ethical Cashmere: How It All Started

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Ethical Cashmere: How It All Started

Welcome to Ethical Cashmere, online store for the original Himalayan cashmere craft! Do stay a little while, browse around the shop, and on our blog read the stories of cashmere and Kashmir, of Nepal, of Sumi's family and their weavers - the people behind Ethical Cashmere. 

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