The cashmere market is a jungle
or – as we call it in Kathmandu – the pashmina market.
You find products in innumerable qualities, designs and prices. The problem is that you never know what you get. Names like Yak wool, water pashmina etc mostly cover over acrylic, polyester etc. And a lot of the products you get in Europe called cashmere is actually softened wool.
It’s very soft, but doesn’t have the qualities of cashmere: light, flexible and warm at the same time.