Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Some nice feedback

On the order sheet:

Received a pure cashmere scarf as a Christmas present from and I absolutely adore it. I went on their website to purchase one for my friend's birthday but the scarves were not available - their loss! So I went on the web and looked at various websites and yours seemed to stand out for quality, cost and choice. As you can see I couldn't decide on just one colour, so decided to have 3 - the more the better!! Really looking forward to receiving them - thanks, Fiona

Email received later:

I am absolutely delighted with my purchases - they are beautiful.

Monday, 19 January 2009

Cool site with videos

Just found this site where you can find videos about how to do almost anything.
Here is a useful link that shows how to fold you cashmere cardigan without getting it creased. Also lots of practical small tips:

Plan to post one there later on the many uses of pashminas.

I particularly enjoyed the videos there are already there on the relationship section - the "how to make the first move" was hilarious! (but true)

exchange rates

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Nepali Music

We love Nepali music ... Here is a remix of a classic

...and a good site if you want to listen to more is


Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Mypashmina featured in Closer Magazine

As recommended by the life style editor Juliet Blank. You can find this pashmina by going to and click on Pashminas on the the menu, and then classic pashminas. They cost from £19.50 incl. free delivery. The featured pashmina measures 70x200 cm and is made in 70% cashmere 30% silk mix which is the most popular choice. (because you can wear it in many ways - not too big nor too small)

Mypashmina featured again

This month we've been in one of the largest woman magazines in Sweden, Femina. Many lovely Swedish customers have found us through the feature which has made us very happy. Click on the pictures to enlarge. The pashminas on the photo are the 70% cashmere 30% silk ones in 70 x 200 cm. They cost £39.50 (free next day delivery!!) and are available in many many colours. We recommend this size or the slightly bigger one (90x200cm) for travelling. For long haul and long train journeys and adventure travelling i highly recommend the throw size 130x200 cm. Its great because its a proper blanket size and packs up amazingly small. They are so versatile you can't live without them when you start using them!

For us pashminas are vital, everyday even in summer! Almost everybody we know owns a pashmina (a mypashmina-pashmina of course!) and loves it. A friend of ours bought pashminas to give away as Christmas presents for all her family and friends and never got as many thank you cards as this time because everybody loved their pashmina presents. And soon its valentines day.. so is it a good idea for a valentines gift? Oh yes, its an EXCELLENT idea!

Anyway, here is the article:

Translation of the article:

The miracle garment
In the flight magazine "Scanorama" the air hostess Anne-Marie Wallgren, 53, shares her best packing advice. "I don't travel anywhere without a pashmina shawl. I use it in so many ways: To keep me warm and protect me against the sun. When I want to dress up (sometimes I wear it as a skirt) or I just use it to rest my head on." With other words: A clever way to increase your wardrobe - and comfort - for everybody that travels a lot in work.

Fancy your own shawl?
The online shop has specialized in clothes and accessories in luxurious cashmere. Now offers you that read Femina 10% discount on the classic pashmina shawls. They are available in 5 sizes, in over 50 colours and costs from 299 kr. To get the discount, which applies for all products, you use the code 2009femina2 when you order on the web site The offer is valid until January 25th, 2009

For you English lot we also have a discount code that is valid now available somewhere on this blog, which you'll definitely find if you read it carefully :)

The code will work on and you can use it for all items there.

New! Frilled Edge Cashmere Scarves

These pure cashmere frilled edge scarves are now available at (in the accessories section)

The price is a very reasonable £79.50 , and there are 4 colours available. Not only that, you can have it made to order in any one of 117 colours !

There is no extra charge for having this item custom made.


Friday, 9 January 2009

Power Shedding in Nepal up to 16 hours

This is the guy in charge of Nepal. His nickname is Prachanda.

He is a useless prime minister - absolutely rubbish.

Now, the people of Nepal have to live without electricity for 16 hours per day!

In 2008, in the country with the largest Hydro-Power potential in the world, this is just stupid. Nepal is also a country with huge Solar potential (they tax the import of solar panels 43% - duh!)

This idiot is in charge of a large gang of idiots that ruin a very nice country full of great people. GRRRR !

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Mypashmina dream factory

Welcome to beautiful rolling hills, tibetan monasteries, a valley view of farms & cows and children playing in the fields!

We found the perfect place for the factory and have got a 5 year extendable lease, hooray!

The house itself is a 4-storey traditional Nepali house with a big roof top terrace (for drying pashminas), is has big spacious room, clean, lots of bathrooms. And a lovely garden. And for the lunch break we have a nice lawn with swings, hammocks and a picknick table, as well as a place to play basket ball on. I also want a pet baby goat. (they are SOO cute!)

We will build three buildings on the land for the hand knitting machines, and the pashmina looms, and a semi-house for the dyeing. The water that comes out from the dyeing drainage will be filtered properly before it goes out. And it will be solar powered (well half until we convinced our nepalese partners to get more of them!) We will be back in februari and check the progress then it should be ready to move in, we will help with the layout, decorating and get lots and lots of plant pots. Quite different to what its usually like in factories in Nepal, maybe it will start a trend I hope? It doesnt have to tricky to make a nice workplace.


Wednesday, 7 January 2009

New Designer pashminas coming to

Coming soon - within 2 weeks to - we have about 50 individual designer pashminas. They are stunning - a little pricey maybe, but definately worth it.

If you want a preview - have a look at our flickr page HERE

Back from Nepal

Just back from Nepal. I think we acheived a lot. We're going back in February - to make sure the changes are maintained and that the new factory is as nice as we hope.

I just saw an article by Yahoo News saying about the damage that all the fraudsters have done to the cashmere industry in Kashmir. I have known for years not to trust suppliers from that part of the world. The embroidery is amazing, but often it hides the fact that the shawl itself is rarely made from cashmere as claimed. It's a shame that the cheaters ruin the industry for a short term gain.

We test our pashminas and cashmere knitwear regularly with SGS (a testing company) , so we know the quality of our goods. I posted a copy of the last certificate on this blog if you are interested to see.