Cashmere or Pashmina?

Don’t worry. It’s the same!

The cashmere market or – as we call it in Kathmandu: the pashmina market – is a jungle.

You find products in countless 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 and similar artificial alternatives.

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.


Hand Spun Diamond Scarves


Good quality products are out there. But they can be difficult to find if you are not an expert.

Annette has spend years in Kathmandu searching for good quality cashmere and designs she likes.

She has found a lot, but not exactly the products and materials she dreamed of when she moved to Kathmandu.

Instead of keeping on searching she decided to make her own cashmere designs in the high quality cashmere she likes herself. By playing with weavings, various knitting techniques, prints & colors she now knows how things work and makes the products and designs she wants herself, in the quality she feels comfortable with.


Super Light Mega Shawl


Her first collection was ready in 2012 – and since then new designs have been added every year. Designs she has made without giving the retail price a single thought.

It’s not that price doesn’t matter – it does!

But the constant focus on price/costs always ends up with a lot of compromises which – again – results in products far from what you dreamed of in the beginning. Actually this is the philosophy that Tings is based on – it’s about attitude! To do what you want to do!!

Annette’s shawls and scarves are all made of high quality cashmere – most of them combined with silk.


Season of Hope – Art Pashmina by Chirag Bangdel. Super Light Cashmere & Silk


And she is playing with colors, contrasts and character – just like she has done (and keep doing) in the lounge and all the rooms at Tings Kathmandu & Tings Lisbon.

If you like Tings Tea Lounge & Hotel – or Tings Lisbon – most likely you will like her designs.

Like all other things we have been involved in – and created – since we left Copenhagen in 2009, we know there are people out there who either don’t understand it, don’t like it or both.

We don’t care. We know we can’t please all – and wont. But those who do, will find designs that they’ll never find anywhere else – and at prices that are very good for the quality.

So if you are among them – check out this webshop.



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