Pashma

A symphony of extremely precious fibers, craftsmanship, culture and design, Pashma has celebrated the good things in life for over a decade. 3684 meters above sea level- in the arid high altitude desert of Ladakh reside a tribe of Buddhist nomads – the Changpa tribe – whose primary occupation for the last 500 years has been to rear a relatively small herd of highly pedigree goats – the Changthama – that yield the finest and longest cashmere fibres. With an average fibre length of over 40 mm and an average diameter of under 14 microns, this is the finest cashmere in the world.

By virtue of extremely selective breeding, the pedigree of the Changthama has been preserved across generations and has not been compromised to meet the demands of mass production. The cashmere fibres obtained from the Changthama goats are therefore infinitely superior to those obtained in abundance from cashmere goats from other parts of the world.

Pashma pays tribute to this timeless tradition by presenting the ultimate Changpa Pashmina- a collection of sublime wraps in a range of exquisite weaves and textures in the natural colours of the cashmere fibre- undyed with minimal processing. In addition to the Changpa collection, the Pashma range features a curated collection of luxury scarves, knitwear and ready-to-wear apparel that celebrates textile arts from different eras and geographies while presenting them with sensibilities that resonate with a global luxe lifestyle.

OUR STORY

India was the first cultural melting pot of the world.

From when the Aryans came in from Eastern Europe, and resided alongside the native Dravidians, to create a lifestyle that evolved over hundreds of centuries, to the Moughals and the British who set up their colonial empires in India:India emerged as a potpourri of divergent civilizations that have intermixed and evolved over several eras to create a rich and diverse cultural identity.

From the astoundingly diverse myriad of arts and crafts, to the grandiose opulence of the lifestyles of the Maharajas, Pashma spells romance and creativity from every nook and corner of the country.

THE CRAFT

Pashma’s products are crafted in its one-of-a-kind manufacturing facilities that blend primitive textile traditions with state-of-the-art modern day technology. In-house worsted spinning systems imported from Biella, Italy create the finest yarns that are woven on primitive looms. All Pashma products are hand dyed and the most outstanding graphics are realized through a range of processes that include rare hand-screen printing, wood-block lithography and authentic resist dyeing techniques such as Ikat and Shibori.

The integration of all production facilities in-house has given us not just unparalleled latitude to innovate and create new products, but much more than that. It has provided us with complete control over quality and the purity of our compositions. The unique scope of activities allows Pashma to create products with genuine artistic merit, integrity and timeless appeal.

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