Pashminas Direct are specialists in the supply of high quality pashminas, imported direct from our Nepalese supplier, a handlooming company in Kathmandu. Our product range includes pashmina scarves, pashmina stoles and pashmina shawls, as well as beaded pashminas and a selection of handwoven silk stoles and shawls. An essential classic for any wardrobe, pashminas make thoughtful and original gifts.
Woven by hand from soft pashmina cashmere and fine Chinese silk, our pashminas are superbly soft, light and warm, and are beautifully finished with either hand-tied tassels or hand-threaded pearlescent beads. The composition of our pashminas is approximately 70% pashmina cashmere and 30% Chinese silk.
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Pashmina shawls also make luxurious throws for a sofa or armchair and are ideal bedspreads. Our pashmina scarves, pashmina stoles, pashmina shawls and silk shawls are available in a wide range of fashionable colours.
The Pashminas Direct collection of pashmina scarves, pashmina stoles and pashmina shawls can be worn for any occasion or used to brighten an interior.
Our pashminas make beautiful baby blankets the perfect Christening gift ....
Birthdays, Christmas, Christenings, Anniversaries, Weddings, Mothers' Day, Leaving presents .... whatever the occasion, Pashminas Direct prides itself in delighting its customers.
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Pashminas Direct can assist in your choice of pashmina scarf, pashmina stole, pashmina shawl or silk shawl for bride and bridesmaids.
Pashminas Direct also specialises in catering for the corporate gift market and is happy to personalise your pashminas as required. Please contact us for further information.
Pashminas are exceptionally light and fold away to nothing - the perfect travel accessory.
What is Pashmina?
The word pashmina comes from the Nepalese word Pasham which means 'softest wool'. This incredibly fine wool (14-15.5 microns as compared to 75 microns for human hair) comes from the undercoat of the Himalayan mountain goat, called Chyangra in Nepali. This hardy animal lives high up in the mountains, where in winter, extremes of temperature are the norm.
In summer, when the goats no longer need the warmth of their coats, the women carefully comb the soft underbelly of each goat, wash, then hand spin these fibres into yarn. No harm is caused to the goat. The men weave this wonderful wool on looms by hand with Chinese silk for strength and lustre. The material for our pashminas is then hand dyed and dried on the roof-tops in the sun.
We’ve been sorting our stock and are having a clearance sale of end-of-line styles and colours. Prices are slashed on all sorts of shawls and scarves - so if you’re looking for a cheeky present for yourself or a Father’s day gift – keep checking Special offer page during June for bargain buys!