Difference Between Cashmere and Pashmina


In this wool world, there is such a variety of woolen products and accessories available in the market. That were difficult to keep track of them all. There is a need to understand between the products that are used too much.

People often get confused between cashmere and pashmina. thus there is a bit The Difference Between Cashmere and Pashmina. Otherwise, both terms mean the same thing. If you’re a first-time buyer. It’d be difficult for you to spot the difference. Since the source of both products is the same.

The word Cashmere is popular in Western Countries. Derived from the word “pashm”, Pashmina is the name that local people use. “Pashm” is the fiber. Cashmere and Pashmina are the most precious fibers in the world.

It’s obtained from the native Himalayan Mountain goats called “Chyangra”.(Capra Hircus Laniger) cashmere goat without any harms. But, to be precise this won’t be quite a difference between these products. Within the past but nowadays both of them are pretty similar.

The furs are comb, clean, and spun to yarn then weave into finish products is soft to the touch, durable, light, and fine in texture. In Nepal, producing pashmina products follows the normal method, weave yarn into scarves has been a well-liked skill since ancient times.

But, the pashmina products weren’t commercial and has a limited market area. Nowadays these products got national and international recognition, so the craftsmen start to producing it commercially.

Raring Chyangra may be a traditional means of livelihood within the mountainous region of Nepal. Pashmina from Nepal is take into account the best product in Nepal. Chyangra Pashmina is a registered trademark in over forty countries (including  USA, Japan, UK, Canada, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, and Norway).

The logo is the guarantee of a genuine and superior product, made in Nepal from the luxurious wool of the Himalayan Chyangra goats and fibers of similar quality cashmere. The pure pashmina don’t tolerate high tension thus, most of the pashmina products are produce with a mix of 30% of silk and 70% of pashmina.

The Difference Between Cashmere and Pashmina

Cashmere is most produced in countries such as Iran, China, Turkey, Mongolia, Afghanistan. Pashmina is that the product mostly produced in India, Pakistan, and Nepal. The fiber of cashmere maybe a little rougher than pashmina.

So, the first difference is the goats that produce wool. In the case of “pashm” wool, only Tibetan goats found during the winter period at altitudes above 4000 meters can produce this wool. When we compare these two types of wool, you will notice that cashmere is a little bit coarser compare to pashm wool.

Experienced people can notice the softer touch of pashm wool. In addition, treating pashm wool is much more difficult because it is difficult to spin it since it is extremely thin. Obviously, cashmere wool is simpler to spin. Furthermore, even though the diameter is not clearly visible, studies have shown that pashm wool has a diameter between 10-14 microns while cashmere has a diameter between 14-16 microns.

Finally, due to the fact that pashm wool is obtain during a specific period of the year and from specific goats, and the fact that they produce between 80 and 170 grams every year. This wool is difficult to find. It is much simpler to find cashmere wool. There are more than 400 million cashmere goats in the world.

Regardless of the wool, you select and the product you will use. It is very important to keep the cashmere | pashmina product safe and protect and to maintain. It in the right way. Pashmina is the most refined version of cashmere products. So, both versions have exceptional qualities and they are considered to be one of the most luxurious fabrics in the world today.

CashMire Collection is the leading luxury cashmere company in Nepal. Which supplies the highest standard quality cashmere products throughout the world. As the exporter of knitted & handmade cashmere products such as scarves, blankets, hat, gloves, poncho, stoles, pullover, sweaters, cardigans, shawl, blankets, socks and other homeware apparel. These products aren’t just garments to guard your body, but they also speak the story of an artisan.

Thanking you, ( CashMire Collection )

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