Pure pashmina

How To Identify Pure Pashmina

Now that you know that “ Pashmina” is a style and “Pashmina Wool” is Cashmere. Let’s talk out recognising “Pashmina Wool”. Here are a couple of things you can do through observation. With the introduction of our new range, I believe that this is important for you to feel comfortable with your purchase. Rub the…

Distinct Impressions Brand

Today I received notification from IP Australia that my Trademark has been accepted & registered. You may think well what does that mean. To me, it means a great deal and its very exciting. – It’s a step forward in my little business and a step to protecting my brand. I can label my products…

Mothers Day Orders

So I am turning 60 and I have decided that this year instead of a party I am going on a mini holiday. I know that it is slightly inconvenient being around Mothers Days but everything that needs to be sent will be done by May 6 2019. We will not be processing orders for…

lets talk pashmina

Lets Talk Pashmina

So now we’ve spoken about Pashmina /Scarf lets talk about Pashmina the textile. Pashmina, better known as cashmere, is one of the softest fibres found in nature. It is obtained from the soft hair that grows on the underbelly, under arms, and chest of the mountain goat “capra hircus”. This goat lives at high altitudes…

womens foundation nepal

Introducing The Womens Foundation of Nepal

Nepal is a country of great cultural ethnic and religious diversity.  It is also a patriarchal society with women discriminated against in many aspects of life.  This includes prominent issues of domestic violence, sexual abuse, sexual discrimination, witch hunting, poverty, child labour and many systemic problems. The Women’s Foundation Nepal is a non-profit and non-governmental…

Screen printing pashmina

Summing it all up

Up until now I haven’t mentioned much about the Nepal part of our trip.  The main purpose of my trip was to find reliable suppliers of “Pashmina” products whether they be the style Pashmina or the material Pashmina and to learn and understand the manufacturing process. The second part was to ensure that the products…

My Go-to Scarf

My most favourite scarf. Today I washed my favourite silk mudmee scarf which travels everywhere with me and I marvel at the wonders of silk. This is my “Go To” Scarf. During our stop at Pha Toomthong I showed Khun Pui my favourite scarf (one of her designs) and the first thing she did was…

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Pha Toomthong A Silk Wonderland

Pha Toomthong is located in the small village of Na Pho. From the street it is very unsuspecting but upon entering it is a wonderland of silk Khun Pui our host and owner welcomed us and we talked business and fortunately, we understood each other’s challenges and were able to reach successful negotiations.  This was…

Northern Thailand

Sitting here at the airport waiting for our next flight, I’m reflecting on the joys of the latest leg of our trip. The hospitality we’ve encountered in Northern Thailand has been overwhelming! The people are so friendly and welcoming. Even the hair-raising tuk-tuk ride was exhilarating! Oh, and the food is absolutely wonderful. It’s not…