A cashmere shawl is one of the most treasured items in a women’s wardrobe. A shawl, known for their elegant texture and soft wool, are quite expensive and require proper care and nurture. Besides that, it is an ideal accessory that gives a woman an air of sophistication.
Also, taking good care of your shawl ensures that it stays in a useable condition. As these shawls are mostly hand woven, they are more resilient by nature, however, that does not mean that they can’t be subjected to wear and tear.
Well, don’t let that alarm you; there are solutions to everything. You can still maintain the glow and sheen of your expensive pashmina shawl with a few easy hacks and rules.
As you know, a shawl wrap consists of the finest quality cashmere wool and is a good investment. Hence, the last thing you want is to see it meeting its end. So, it is necessary to have a detailed awareness on how to preserve the material of your shawl.
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Popular among Indians as pashmina, the west knows it as Cashmere. It is by far one of the costliest possessions one can have and pass it down to generations. This piece of cashmere pashmina signifies luxury and richness and has been most worn by the elites around the world. However, thanks to the textile industry, they have introduced machine spun shawls which are very similar in texture and much cheaper in cost.
Why is it more popular than other fabrics?
Cashmere pashmina is hand woven for weeks in the remotest places of Kashmir and other regions in higher Himalayas and is exported to Europe and the USA in bulks. It has attracted the west because of its extremely delicate feel and incredible warmth that it imparts in the cold. However, getting to know if a given sample is an original one is a tough job. This confusion is justified even more since it is very costly and comes in different ranges. The price may start from 10 dollars but rise as high as 200-400 dollars.
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You have a formal party to attend this month end? Have you decided on your dress? After all, winter parties can be quite boring. With a lovely gown or a short dress, there will be a leather jacket to accompany you. Also, imagine the fashion faux pas when your gown will have that heavy black companion on it! So, what’s the option? Well, donning a cashmere wrap can be a great option!
Now, what about the colour? Boring black? Too deep red? Not to worry! There are a number of other colours as – pink, mocha, green, orange, just name it and you have it!! In fact, these shawls can be worn by people pf both sexes. Clearly, made from the purest of ‘pashm’ it is a heritage piece that is not just for storing for a lifetime but also for donning at multiple occasions.
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Got hold of a new cashmere pashmina? The turquoise and peach colours must have fascinated you? After all, coming from Chyangra goats of the Himalayan belts, this ‘pashm’ which is the base of cashmere is one of the softest heritage pieces that you can own for a lifetime.
Also, unlike other woollen shawls or scarfs that you may find on the go, these are extremely vibrant, and their style helps to hold up any apparel that you don this on.
So, this party how do you plan to wear your cashmere? If you are still into that boring zone of simply wrapping up around your shoulders, then it is time that you give it a break. Even if you are going the traditional format, do try something unique.
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