Pashmina is a fine type of cashmere wool. The textiles made from it were first woven in Kashmir. The name pasmina comes from Persia meaning, “made from wool”. Pashmina came to be known as ‘cashmere’ in the West because Europeans first encountered this fibre in Kashmir.
Pashmina has a special luster due to its long fine fibers which are as thin as 12 microns. By contrast, The fibers from premium sheep’s wool are 23 microns thick and thus pashmina is exceptionally light, soft and warm and feels luxurious against the skin. The natural colours of the fleece range from white to grey, brown, dark tan and black.