A Complete Guide to Buy Pashmina | Where to buy pure Pashmina?

One of the finest fabric materials, Pashminas, is most probably the most desired woolen cloths of women. Pashminas are made from the wools of Pashmina goats, also might refer to as Changthangi goats, Chyangras, or Cashmere goats. If we look at the origin of the word Pashmina, it might have been derived from either Urdu or the Persian language. In Persian, “Pashm’ refer to “wool”, likewise in Urdu ‘Pashm’ denoted unspun wools of Pashmina goats. Pashmina shawls or other products are sometimes also referred to as Cashmere shawls. The only difference is, Cashmere can range up to 21 microns whereas Pashmina is only 12-16 microns.

The soft, cozy, and eye-catching texture of the Pashmina are extremely premium to wear and very smooth to touch. This is one of the reasons why it is the most popular brand in the world. Pashmina wools are warm, delicate, and exquisite to make cozy Pashmina sweaters, shawls, scarfs, etc. that keep you warmer in any cold weather. Pashminas are quality products that are designed to last longer, decades to be exact. A pure Pashmina product rarely shows any signs of stretch and fading if handled as instructed. Pashminas may be expensive than other woolen cloth but it is an investment, righteously made for the future.

Where to buy Pure Pashmina

The wool required for Pashminas is extremely delicate and rare, making it one of the most demanded fabrics in the world, from centuries till date. What used to be the favorite Royal cloth of Kings and Queens in ancient times, is now the favorite fabric of most citizens all over the world. From the Royals of Jammu & Kashmir to the Kings and Queens of Europe, Pashmina was a desired piece of fabric for ages. In a way, Pashminas are still expensive to most of the citizens because of what goes into making it from start to finish.

The high Himalayan plateaus of China and Mongolia, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, Nepal, and Tibet, are the famous places where Pashmina goats are found in numbers. The wool is actually extracted from the undercoat of Pashmina goats found for these reasons. From wool to woolen shawl, the process is long, exhausting, and tedious as everything has to be done by hand. The wool is too soft and delicate to be put on machines. The temperature at such a high altitude can reach up to -40 degrees Celsius which makes their wool resistant to any harsh conditions.

Things to Consider before buying Pashmina!

1) How to check the original Pashmina Shawl?

Pashmina products, be it shawls, scarves, or anything, all have loose and non-twisted fringes.

Why? Well, because Pashminas are hand-spun, hand-loomed, and hand-knitted, everything is done completely by hand.

Follow the following steps before buying:

  • Check the length and width of shawls (Pashmina shawls are usually expensive than normal woolen shawls, if anybody offers to provide Pashmina of larger length and width at a cheaper price, something’s fishy.)
  • Look carefully for the natural weave, hand-knitted pashminas have a natural weave and the rest are irrelevant    
  • Check out the strands to see if the fabric is woven together or simply ply, more use of ply makes the fabric too thick.
  • Another important step is to perform a rubbing test, when you rub pashmina, check if static electricity generates, if yes, it is not pure pashmina, rather polyester fabrics.
  • Check the label. In any original pashminas, labels are attached with a thread, so, if you see any glue used in the label it might be fake.

2) What is the size and weight of pashmina?

The ideal size and weight of Pashmina Shawls come in:


80 in by 28 in.


0.16 Kg per pcs

The ideal size and weight of Pashmina Scarfs:


72 in by 14 in


0.067 Kg per pcs

The ideal size and weight of Pashmina Blankets:


104 in by 56 in


0.65 Kg per pcs

3) Three different types of Pashmina

The different types of Pashmina are:

Grade A – Made from 100% Pashmina wool.

Grade B – made from 70% Pashmina and 30% Silk

Grade C – made from 50% Pashmina and 50% Silk

Grade A Pashmina is obviously expensive and doesn’t contain any silk. Grade A Pashminas are the lightest and Grade C Pashmina is the heaviest among the three.

Pashminas are a very delicate fabric so be sure to check our article on How to wash Pashmina at home?

Where to buy pure Pashmina?

S.K. Pashmina- the number one online site to shop Pashminas.

There are a lot of fake pashminas available in the market. The increasing demand for Pashmina has led to a shortage in supply. You have to be very sure what you buy and where you buy from. During this pandemic, online shopping is the best option to choose to buy any cloth, not just PASHMINA. When you buy something online, make sure the website is protected, legit, and check the terms and conditions first. If you are investing money then you have to be 100% sure about the company.

We, at S.K. Pashmina is internationally recognized and certified by the government of Nepal. We are focuses to sell Grade A Pashminas, especially to Europe and the Americas. We also have Grade B Pashminas if you are a fan of silk, but limited. We also have a refundable policy which you can check in the description section of every Pashminas. We are selling quality products to the rest of the world since day one which has generated a lot of satisfied customers already in a short span of time.