Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Bitcoin infographic for Mypashmina

We always like to promote Bitcoin. That's why if you pay with Bitcoin at, we will give you a 10% discount on your cashmere knitwear or pashminas. Someone sent us this fascinating infographic, so I thought that anyone who's curious (after all we mention bitcoin on all our newsletters), can quickly find out more.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Most popular colour pashminas back in stock now

Hurrah.. all the pinks , blues and greys that are so popular.

Hopefully we have enough of each to last until the next delivery!

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Moronic new rules from Nepal - only a tiny thing.

Well they don't make it easy for themselves.

The Marxist-Leninist president of Nepal might well be the worlds 52nd most influential woman, but these marxists love to make stupid rules.

The people of Nepal constantly suffer.

New law: shipping over $5000 our of Nepal can not be with a courier like DHL, but must go with an air cargo firm.

Possible reasons for this law:
1. Got some mates that work for the air-cargo company
2. Something vaguely related to carbon.
3. Want to further damage Nepal cashmere industry because  ????
4. Stupid

I reckon it's 1. Communism leads to corruption 100% of the time.

 What can be done ?
Not a lot. This is obviously a trivial law in the scheme of things, but it is the scheme of things that is the problem. Switching to Bitcoin and other cryptos is a step in the right direction.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Details about yarn count and cashmere fibres

(Numero) Metric Count - nm (Metric)

This is a term used for many yarns as an alternative to a wc (much
like stating km and miles). The count is based on the number of 1000m
(metre) units in a kg (kilogram) of yarn.

All counts have two numbers - one is the count and one is the number
of strands (or ends) that have been twisted together to create that
yarn. A single yarn where you can't untwist it may not be listed with
a second number, but would technically be /1 as there is just one
strand. Roving yarns, some slub yarns or loop yarns would fall into
this category, but most yarns have a number of single ends twisted
together to create a thicker yarn and they will be stated as /2, /3,
/4 etc.

As a general rule of thumb the finer the yarn the higher the count
number (see below for why) and metric counts usually are expressed
with the count first then the ends - 30/2nm whereas cotton and worsted
counts tend to have the ends first then the count - 4/8cc or 3/9wc.

Without putting any of the above into context it doesn't really help,
so here is more of an explanation (and it's much easiest to explain
with metric counts as the numbers are nice and round - 1000, but the
same principle applies to cotton and worsted counts too):

If a yarn is stated as 60/2nm (such as our Regency Silk) it means that
there are:
60 lots of 1000m per kg (see nm count above) i.e. 60,000m per kg. If
the yarn was expressed as 60/1nm then a kg cone would have 60,000m
wound onto it.
But it has a /2 which means there are two strands twisted together so
the length is halved - it has 30,000m per kg. If it had a /4 then the
60,000 would be quartered and there would be 15,000m* per kg.

In a nutshell that's it!

*Some of the meterages may not half or quarter down exactly as there
is a bit of "take-up" widthways across the yarn but at thinner weights
this is negligible.

The above information explains why it's so important to have the count
terminology (cc, nm or wc) when asking of referring to a yarn
otherwise it's almost impossible to ascertain the correct yarn.

For a very comprehensive explanation of counts here is a link to a
fabulous book called "Yarn Counts & Calculations" by Thomas Woodhouse
1921 that someone has taken the trouble to scan and upload. It is
extremely detailed and I must admit that I have just had a bit of a
skim read of some sections and there is a lot of algebra and maths,
but it just goes to show how complicated counts, twists and plys are.

Whilst I was scouring the internet for information for this page I
also came across the brilliant article (find it here) which helps
weavers to calculate yarn requirements for plain weave weaving
projects. It also shows how and why ends per inch is important and is
written in a very simple, funny way - well worth a look.

For an "at a glance" guide here is a table of how we have split the
yarns on our website. It gives you a rough idea of counts, how many
metres to expect per 100g and what the ends per inch will be:

121/2nm & Finer6001m +100 +
4/2nm & Thicker< 219m< 11

Saturday, 29 April 2017

New website launched!

We have just put up the new website, with easier navigation and more payment options. We hope you like it and would love to hear from you what you think.

Have a look at

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Ethical pashminas and cashmere

I always read any comments our lovely customers write on their orders. This is a fantastic source of information and tips on how to improve our business.

I noticed in the last few days a few comments about how our company trades ethically.

This is true, but it is not particularly due to altruism. In our business it happens to be necessary to have and keep skilled workers at each stage of production. Skill takes time to accumulate. If you are always changing staff , which happens quickly if they can find a better deal elsewhere then you lose this skill.

In this little bit of the free market all the incentives are in the right place. The farmers have to treat the goats well to get the best wool. Stressed or ill goats make low quality and low quantity of cashmere wool. The people who sort the fibres do an incredibly skilled job. 

The staff in Kathmandu who actually make the pashminas and clothes nearly all have skilled jobs. Knitting, weaving, dyeing, quality controlling. Also these people have to be trusted to handle and not waste high value materials. The guy in charge of the factory is also a very nice person. Maybe that's why our staff have never taken part in the regular general strikes organised by communists in Kathmandu.

There is currently no import duty when importing things from Nepal to the UK, as opposed to between 6 and 12% from countries such as India and China. If this was to change it would cause a huge problem in Nepal. A lot of their industries have suffered from all the general strikes and the natural disasters a few years ago.

When we have been in Kathmandu, we have implemented rubbish sorting only to see the rubbish be collected and all mixed together, so that's a waste of time.. but it does get sorted at the other end by extremely poor rubbish scavengers! 

Friday, 31 March 2017

Easter pashminas

The warmth of spring has come to stay. Yellow daffodils, crocuses and laburnum are in full bloom. Easter is soon approaching and then it's time to pick up a yellow pashmina shawl to feel a little extra festive. If you dont have a yellow pashmina shawl you can find it and all colours you could imagine on

Pashmina large scarf 70% cashmere 30% silk, 45x200cm, in the colour "Buttercup"

So what do you think of a pashmina large scarf in 70% cashmere and 30% silk for only £32.45? We have kept the same prices for years. Its really time to for us to change it for todays price level, so we will do it when we launch our new website soon. You can buy pashminas at these (much too) low prices until Easter. Dont miss our offers. You can subscribe to our mailing list to receive very generous offers on so you dont miss any of them

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Scientific Reason Cashmere Keeps You Warm

Cashmere is a form of wool that keeps sheet and people warm and comfortable in the cold, harsh weather of the winter in four season climates. There are solid scientific reasons why cashmere delivers such comfort in cold climates and how it delivers the look and warmth for which it is famous.
Where Does Cashmere Come From?
Cashmere is a softer form of wool, which is legendary for keeping both sheep and people warm. Wool keeps you warm because it is composed of a scientifically sophisticated organized web of fibers on a sheep’s back. Sheep are sheared during spring months after their wool has grown in thickness over the cold winter months.
The average weight of a sheep’s fleece is around 3.7 kilograms; but, some larger sheep can have up to 13.6 kilograms. Even when a sheep’s wool gets wet from heavy rain, the sheep stays warm and comfy thanks to this amazing fiber.
Why Does Cashmere Keep Sheep, Goats, and Humans Warm?
Wool from a sheep’s or goat’s underbelly or chin and neck is the prime ingredient in cashmere. The highest quality cashmere contains the longest and finest hair closest to the skin of the animal. Genuine cashmere includes fibers, the diameter of each must be less than 19 microns.
The finest cashmere products are made from even smaller diameter fibers, around 14 microns, which is ultra-thin by any measurement standard. According to the Los Angeles Times, genuine cashmere is eight times warmer than sheep’s wool. It is also much lighter than wool, because of the thinness of the fibers used.
Genuine cashmere come from the Capra-Hircus goat, which lives in the Himalayan Mountains and Mongolia. It is cold much of the year in these locales. Quality sellers, such as, regularly test the quality of the cashmere they offer customers. In MyPashmina’s case, we test our products every few months for quality consistency.
Since these goats have two layers of wool, if you were to “pet” a Capra-Hircus goat you would feel the rough wool on its outside. But, if you examined it further (assuming the goat would let you do so), you would be impressed with the softness of its wool closest to its skin, which keeps the goat warm and cozy in the coldest of weather. This is the wool that we use for our cashmere products.
While cashmere is much lighter than traditional wool, it keeps you eight times warmer than wool. Whether you have a cashmere scarf or sweater, you will remain fashionable and cozy wearing genuine cashmere garments.
The reason cashmere keeps its host animal – and you – warm, is because its fibers trap natural body warmth, which makes it “breathable” to help cool you down in the summer. While you might think of wearing wool in the summer heat, you’ll remain comfortable wearing cashmere.

Visit to see the genuine cashmere products we offer. The only thing you’ll miss is feeling the plush difference in cashmere versus rougher wool. However, both will keep you warm in winter, cool in summer, and always looking fashionable.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

How to Choose Pashmina Colors that Suit You

Every colour of pashmina is available from
Deciding which colours flatter you can be important and, often, confusing. However, you should always choose colours that bring your skin tone, hair, and eyes to “life.” Picking the wrong colours can make you appear “washed-out” and do nothing to enhance your look.
Choosing the “Right” Colours for You
The often-confusing question: How will you know that a colour enhances your appearance to make you look your best? Follow this fundamental rule to choose colours that enhance, not detract, from your appearance.
Whenever you are out shopping or visiting an e-commerce website, place the garment under your chin or place the pashmina colour (on your monitor) next to your face in daylight, not artificial lighting, neon or otherwise.
You will see if the colour livens and brightens your features, including your eyes. If your answer is “Yes.” You can now be comfortable buying or ordering a wearable product in this or closely-related colour.
However, if the colour causes your skin to look dull and washed-out, disregard the colour as it is “wrong” for you. Also, disregard colours that shows your wrinkles, makes you look like you added pounds, or makes you look tired.
Don’t panic if a colour does not suit you, but, you love it. You can wear this colour with different accessories in colours that do suit you.
Know Your Colour Season
Most experienced colour experts believe that each season is a complimentary combination of three “primary colours” (red, yellow, and blue). Every human exhibits strong variations of red.
Human “undertones” should include either blue or yellow hints, depending on your natural skin colour season.
Spring Colour Season
You probably have dark brown hair with red, chestnut, or gold hues. Your skin may be pink beige, peach, creamy ivory, or golden. You also tan easily. You may have green, hazel, or blue eyes.
You should like warm colors (brown, yellow, gold, ivory, dark blue, turquoise, or pastels).
Summer Colour Season

You will be a natural blonde, with fair skin, complimented by blue or green eyes.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Ten Weird and Crazy Ways to Use a Pashmina

Pashminas are versatile and a garment staple for fashionable women. A cashmere pashmina may be the most versatile garment in your closet. Whether you wear it in winter or summer, there are many ways to use pashminas in interesting or weird ways to enhance your appearance.
Some Creative (Sometimes Crazy) Ways to Use a Pashmina
You can unlock your creativity with a pashmina (scarf or shawl). You can be as creative as you like since this garment will adapt to your whim.
  1. Wrap yourself in a “twist” or traditional knot.

    The “twist” involves wrapping the pashmina around your neck once. After you tighten your neck loop, choose to hang your tails in front or on your back. You also could use the knot by hanging your tails in front and tying a knot. You can tighten the knot at your throat or make it loose for more casual wear.

  2. The “chain link” displays a more creative look.

    You can start with a traditional knot. Then make another loose knot at the front of your neck. Take the ends and make another loose knot so your pashmina looks like a chain with links.

  3. The “twisted knot” is always interesting and a little weird.

    Wrap the garment around your neck, with both tails hanging in front. Keeping the scarf loose tie an equally loose knot with both tails. Then wrap the tails around the loop you made 2 or 3 times.

  4. The “double hacking knot.

    Make a single hacking knot, with a loop and two tails. After, pull one tail through the original loop, twisting it to make a ring. Then pull the other tail through the ring.

  5. Braid your pashmina.

    Make single hacking knot with its loop and 2 tails. Pull one tail through the loop; then twist the loop, making a ring, Pull the second tail through the loop, twisting it again to make a new ring. Then pull the first tail back through the new ring, continuing this pattern till you run out of braid material.

  6. The “knotted loop.”

    Drape the pashmina loosely at the front of your torso, with the two tails hanging on your back over your shoulders. Let the loop drop slightly below the top of your chest. Tie the tails in a tight double knot in the back, with your tails hanging along your spine. Then pull the pashmina forward to drape it fashionably.

  7. The pashmina “bow.”

    Yes, this is a little weird and crazy. How do you tie your shoes? You probably don’t even think about it anymore – but think about how you might teach a child. Wrap your neck and tie your pashmina in a loose knot. Make two half-loops with your tails. Then cross these to make an “X.” You should have a mega bow which you can adjust to suit you.

  8. The pashmina “tie.”

    This is weirder than #7. Tie your pashmina as you would a men’s tie. It’s OK to get help if you’re a woman. Use the right tail to fashion the tie knot. You don’t need to slip the knot tightly around your neck if you’re going casual today.

  9. The pashmina “faux bandana.”

    You can make your pashmina into a bandana by draping it over your chest with the tails down your back. Cross the tails around your shoulders, draping them down the front. Tie the ends together in a tight knot at your bust. You can drape it rather loosely across your neck or chest.

  10. The pashmina “belt.”

    This a bit bizarre, but easy to make. Just wrap it around your waist and tie your pashmina in a knot. You can leave the tails hanging loosely or rewrap it around your waist again while tucking the ends into the knot loop.

There are many other possible ways to use your pashmina, such as hair tie-backs, head scarfs, as capes and shawls, and even as skirts and beach cover-ups. When we say pashminas are versatile, we mean it! Visit to get some other creative ideas to create different looks.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

5 reasons to buy Cashmere and Pashminas with bitcoin

Five Reasons to Use Bitcoin to Make Your Cashmere Purchases

Bitcoin, the newest type of currency, is becoming more than a curious form of payment system. Since it no longer commands media “trending headlines,” as a curiosity, you can be confidant when using it as more merchants accept this currency. There are some good reasons you should consider using bitcoin as your payment for purchases. Some of these solid reasons are noted below.
Some Reasons to Use Bitcoin to Make Cashmere Purchases
  • offers a 10 percent discount for customers purchasing cashmere garments from us with bitcoin.

    We offer only genuine cashmere products. You can see and feel the difference from lower quality “cashmere” imitation pashminas, including other garments and accessories, you can buy and wear our high-quality cashmere garments.

    While bitcoin is still considered “alternative virtual currency,” it’s becoming more acceptable by many merchants around the globe. There are good reasons that bitcoin makes customers more confidant to take advantage of the many important features of this currency.

  • Bitcoin is fast, cheap, and easy to use.

    Unlike cheques, banks need not place “holds” on your payments because you present a non-local cheque for the product(s) you want to buy. Instead of waiting for or paying bank fees for international wire transfers, bitcoin transactions are faster.

    Since merchants (maybe, even you) pay for credit card transactions, merchants often charge higher prices for using credit or debit cards for e-commerce purchases. Paying with bitcoin involves no “swipe fees,” common with most card transactions, you enjoy minimal transaction fees or find that using bitcoin is free-of-charge.

  • Black hat hackers cannot steal your private, sensitive credit card information from merchants.

    This is a critical advantage of using bitcoin for purchases. As hackers become more sophisticated, they often stay ahead of the most current security procedures offered by many merchants.

    Black hat hackers cannot steal your card numbers, expiration dates, or CSV numbers, since you did not offer them to merchants. Hackers, therefore, have nothing to steal. Since the ‘Net was never designed for credit or debit cards, it is impossible to totally secure your private information. Since using cards (even, chip cards) are “card not present” transactions, merchants pay slightly more for your purchases and even temporarily need your private information for transactions. Efficient hackers have software that can create breaches in merchant security, leading to your sensitive information being stolen. Using bitcoin means your private information stays private and protected.

  • Bitcoin is a “private” currency platform.

    Blockchain allows you to know what your balance is and track your bitcoin use and purchases. No one knows the name of the owner of an account. While people can see into your clear plastic wallet, it’s impossible for outsiders to know it’s yours.
  • Unlike bank or PayPal accounts, you own your bitcoin account.

    If a bank believes you misused your account, they can “freese” your balance without discussing it with you. Since bitcoin involves both a “public” and a “private” key for your bitcoin address, unless you publish your private key information, no one can take away funds from your bitcoin account. It is safe, since you own it.

These are but five reasons (there are more) using bitcoin is more secure than using credit or debit cards for purchases. If you want genuine cashmere garments, visit and use bitcoin as your preferred payment. You’ll get a 10 percent discount and protect your sensitive card information.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Handmade unique cashmere scarves for winter

These lovely cashmere scarves are so soft and light. They dont itch. Each one are made individually so what you is totally unique. Made in Nepal in our small factory by people that are happy and have worked with us for a long time. You can buy them and thousands of beautiful items in cashmere on 

Perfect for yourself for the winter cold, or as an appreciated gift for xmas.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Did you know that accepts bitcoin? And that you get a 20% discount right
now if you choose to pay with bitcoin?

So what is bitcoin? To put it out easy - its a digital currency that is not controlled by the state. It is the modern way of paying. You dont need banks for it. You are your own bank. And its easy to use once you have had a look into how to start using it. As we see it, the increased use of bitcoin will put the power with the people instead of the banks and will make the world a better place. We at the Mypashmina, want to help promote bitcoin, so therefore we offer a 20% discount for people that choose this payment option. (for a limited time)

For those of you that are not familiar with bitcoin - check out the video below

Our pashminas and cashmere knitwear is made in our factory in Nepal where the workers are happy. We deliver for free next day within the UK and we also deliver worldwide. To find out more please visit

Autumn is here - time to be cosy in amazingly soft cashmere scarves again

Handmade 180x45 cm cashmere scarf from

Autumn is here for sure now. Gone are those lovely summer days. But not to worry - autumn is colourful and cosy! Its now its time to meet up with your friends over a warm cup of tea, and take beautiful walks in parks with leaves coloured in beautiful orangey shades.

Our favourite scarf for the autumn is this one - a completely hand made cashmere scarf - each one is unique - made in different colours. Its so warm and soft. It doesnt feel heavy or itch. Cashmere is a very thin fibre - only about 20 microns - so it shouldnt. Cashmere also lasts for year. So to buy a cashmere scarf from is an investment for the next decade or so.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

6 reasons to be addicted to a pashmina

  1. A pashmina shawl feels wonderful and light
  2. A pashmina shawl is so beautiful
  3. A pashmina shawl keeps you warm
  4. A pashmina shawl lasts for years
  5. A pashmina shawl from Mypashmina is produced ethically in Nepal. Our workers are happy and so are the cashmere goats.
  6. A pashmina shawl is reversible. It can be worn as a shawl in various ways, a scarf, a headscarf, a blanket..only your imagination will set the limits..

You will find thousands of pashmina and cashmere shawls and garments on - we offer free next day delivery.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Pashminas for summer

Which is the best pashmina for summer? We think the ring shawl is, because a ring shawl is a very fine pashmina suitable for warmer weather. It is single ply and amazingly soft, warm and light. It looks beautiful and feels so nice, perfect for cooler summer evenings. We have them in two sizes and many colours. Order ring shawls on for next day delivery.

You will find our full range of cashmere knitwear and pashminas on

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Clearance Cashmere at

In case you didn't already know, we have a fantastic clearance page at - see the link clearance and offers on the left menu.

Here are some examples of cashmere knitwear currently for sale on those pages.

Ladies 100% Cashmere V-Neck - Only £49 - usually £89 - Size S

Ladies 100% Cashmere Long Cardigan - Only £85 - Size S
usually £110 -
Ladies 100% Cashmere Gillet
4ply (extra thick) - Size medium
Usually £88 - Now £44

There are many other items on the clearance pages, so it's always worth a look when shopping at Free UK delivery.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Post Earthquake Cashmere Factory Images

After last years earthquake in Kathmandu, we had to relocate the factory. Lucky the earthquake was ona Stuarday when no-one was working.

Here are some pictures of the new factory.

We have visited Kathmandu many times and it's great to see such a happy team of people who have all worked together for such a long time.

To buy pashminas and cashmere knitwear, please see our website

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Bohemian chic cashmere ideas

Bohemian style comes from the 1700s when people wanted a minimalist lifestyle but is now associated with expressing individuality. Usually its characterized by earthy-tones with splashes of color, patterns, flowers and excessive accessories. Boho chic style allows individuals to express their desire to break away from social norms and live unconventionally. As a fan of the Bohemian style of course we have of course some influences for the boho style in our range of Cashmere knitwear and accessories too. Here are some suggestions to get the Boho-style in Cashmere :)

You will find these items and much more in our webshop Mypashmina 

1. Above - 100% Dungaree Cashmere dress in a cute design, use over trousers or just like it is. It has pretty hemmed edges in contrast colours and coconut buttons. 

2. Scoop neck cardigan in Bamboo and Cashmere - vegetable dyed - for the conscious crowd.

3. Crochet knit Cashmere scarves. Each scarf is unique, made by hand in Nepal in 100% cashmere

4. Jacquard Silk Stole - Peacock design. Covers your back as a stole or fold it and use as a scarf.

5. Kids "Pippi" jumper in 100% cashmere. Keeps your child warm and snug, doesnt itch, doesnt restrain free play. Our kids loves them.

Go to Mypashmina to shop online. We offer free next day delivery within the UK and quick delivery to the rest of the world. You will find these items in these cathegories on the menu on the left "Hats, gloves and blankets, Kids cashmere, Cashmere for her and Pashminas"

Sunday, 3 April 2016

5 Cashmere ideas for spring time

Spring is in the air. I just love it when the sun and warmth come out after a long time of cold and darkness. People are smiling again! Its amazing to see how the mood shifts and how much easier and happy life becomes. But dont be too quick with dressing too light just because you feel like the weather is too good for jackets. Not the time to get colds! Its not that warm...quite yet. Be smart and wear a light weight cashmere jumper so you get the best out of two worlds! Here are 5 ideas in 100% lovely soft and warm Cashmere all of which are available on our website for free next day delivery:

1. Ladies classic v-neck - £70. Always a safe card! Looks good and feels great!

2. Ladies zip up hoody - £95. A little bit more sporty and practical - great for spring evenings!

3. Ladies long line cardigan - £110. I love this model. 

4. Ladies round neck cardigan - £70. Will always be a classic. 

5. Basketweave cashmere blanket - £335.

I really wished I had one with me yesterday when we barbequed and drank mead with friends in the garden until late in the evening. We have a couple of these in our old home (we are travelling now) They are so useful! Dont be put off by the price tag - these are worth their weight in cashmere.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

25% off all ladies cashmere knitwear until 31st March

We have a great offer this March.

25% off all ladies cashmere knitwear.

Just use the code lk25 at the checkout.

Monday, 8 February 2016

All Things Sparkly - Pashminas and Walking Sticks

Have you seen our Swarovski crystal pashminas? If you haven't, take a look now by clicking on the image below. Add a sparkle to your evening out with one of these beautiful, crystal embellished stoles. 
Each side (or facet) of the 21 sides of each crystal bounce colour and light around wherever you go and our pashminas have 200 crystals on each one.

A word of warning, once you start buying crystal studded accessories you will want to crystallize everything, and fortunately you can! With some glue, a jewel setter, some crystals and a steady hand, you can bling up all sorts of things. Flip flops, gloves, hats, shoes, uniforms and watches, the list is endless.

To complete your evening outfit, why not go for a crystal studded walking cane? You can of course crystalize your own cane with a nice collar of crystals or you can purchase a ready made one. Choose from fully covered crystal walking sticks or sticks with only a sprinkle of crystals on the handle or around the neck. You are certain to get many comments!

People have been decorating their clothes and accessories with cut glass crystals since the 19th century so what are you waiting for?

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Sunday, 7 February 2016

Special offer on Kids jumpers in Cashmere

See our gorgeous kids jumpers in a traditional Swedish design called "Pippi". It is available in several colours and sizes.This jumper is in double thickness (4-ply) so it keeps your child extra warm and snug. Our children love our cashmere jumpers - they dont itch and they are so light weight that they dont restrict playing! Our knitwear is handcrafted with lots of love from our happy workers in our own production in Nepal and is made of the purest 100% cashmere.

Save 33% with discount code "PIP33".

Buy Pippi jumpers and more on

Thursday, 28 January 2016

3 New Colours of Cashmere Hats In Stock

We have 3 new colours of cashmere hats in stock now at

They are 100% Cashmere and 4ply which means they are nice and thick.  They have a cabled design.

We love these cashmere hats. We wear them all the time and our children wear the kids version constantly.

These hats are only £25, which is great value... infact it's too great value.. so the price is going to have to go up to £33 very soon !

Friday, 22 January 2016

Cashmere and silk quality testing using a laboratory for Mypashmina

From time to time we use a laboratory to test the quality of our products to ensure that the quality is consistent and their is nothing dodgy going on at any step of the supply chain. We have been using the same supply chain for years so we are confident, but it is good to check every now and then.

The laboratory we use, uses a technique called projection microscopy to identify which fibres are present and in which quantities. They take 1000 fibres at random, photograph them on a projection microscope and count how many have the characteristics of the types of fibres in their database. In our case it was purely cashmere and silk as expected.

Our most recent test was for an Angelweave cashmere shawl - (Only £79.50 at ). These are made with handspun cashmere weft and a pure silk warp. As they are hand-spun, the width of the cashmere yarn varies throughout the item so it is difficult to be precise with the fibre content. On our website, we say the product contains 90% cashmere and 10% silk. This is a pretty good estimate.

We sent one off to SGS laboratories to have it tested. The test cost £408 ,  so it's not cheap to have a proper test that identifies both the exact fibre contect and the quality of the fibres in the yarn.

The result of the test is below - 92.6% Cashmere, and 7.4% Silk  and 0% anything else.

If you want to find out more about the inspection methods for checking the fibre content of cashmere items, read this report:

Also, if you are buying cashmere elsewhere - shock horror - you can always ask to see any cashmere testing certificates. A good supplier will have a recent one to hand for the concerned customer.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

This weeks offer - 40% off Frilled edge knitted pashminas!

This week we have 40% off our frilled edge shawls until January 26th. Dont miss the offer! Buy now on today and get free next day delivery.

These are beautiful shawls that are heavier than our usual ones and keep you warm and snug. They are made of 50% pure cashmere and 50% pure silk and so they both look and feel luxurious. Our frilled edge shawls are large enough to be used as a blanket - perfect for those chilly evenings. Looks good too - wear them on special occasions and dont be surprised if you receive nice compliments!

Friday, 15 January 2016

SALE! Gorgeous kids hats in Cashmere

Dont miss our clearance sale for our gorgeous kids hats in Cashmere. They are 4-ply (double thickness) and in a beautiful cable design. 100% pure cashmere. Lovely and soft. Keeps you warm in cold weather and doesnt itch. Cashmere hats will never be this cheap for this quality. We need to clear this to make room for new stock. Take the opportunity and buy one now!

You will find them at - look at the "clearance" link on the left side menu.

Happy shopping!