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 fabric. This might sound odd, but rubbing the fabric will tell you if it’s really made of animal fibres or not. Synthetic fabrics like acrylic and polyester create a lot of static electricity when rubbed together like that.
Check for pilling. It can be a nuisance when you want something to look at its best, but pilling is inevitable with an animal fibre product like pashmina.
There are other methods like burning the fringe please remember that in a previous blog I mentioned that these days there are unscrupulous manufacturers who blend synthetics with sheeps’ wool and some Pashmina Wool (Cashmere), which allows them to pass the burn test.
Personally I prefer the Rub and Check for pilling methods myself and the reputation of our suppliers. Anyway check out our 100% Pashmina Wool (Cashmere) Range – you will be pleasantly suprised.