Frequently Asked Questions

What is cashmere?
Cashmere is the down of the Capra Hircus goat, which is found at elevations of 14,000 feet and above, where temperatures rarely rise above minus 30 degrees centigrade in winter.
Cashmere is the goat's soft underbelly down, which lies under the coarse outer hair. Each goat produces only about 3 ounces or 90 grams of cashmere each year. 

The Capra Hircus goat is found in the high plateau regions of Kashmir, Nepal and the central plains of Inner Mongolia.

What are the different grades of cashmere?
Cashmere is available in several grades, including "Grade-A", "Grade-B" and so on.  We offer only the highest quality cashmere products made with "Grade-A" cashmere.  The best grade of cashmere is 14-15.5 microns in diameter and all the pashmina and cashmere products that we offer are made with this very fine grade of cashmere.


How many Ply's are your cashmere products?
Ply's are strands of yarn twisted together to make one piece of yarn. Two-ply is thicker than one-ply, and so on. Our products are offered in the following ply's:
Shawls, Wraps and Ponchos 3 ply  
Scarves, Robes and Throws 3 and 4 ply 
Sweaters 2 and 4 ply 
Blankets & Overcoats 4 ply 
Hats, Gloves & Socks 2 Ply

Where are your cashmere products made?
Cashmere wraps and shawls, full length robes, throws and blankets are all made in Nepal.

Cashmere overcoats, short robes, jackets, pants, hats, gloves, socks and travel sets are made in Nepal.

Cashmere sweaters and scarves are made both in Nepal .

How do I care for my cashmere products?
We recommend dry cleaning all pashmina and cashmere products.  For more information on how to care for cashmere products.



Quick Contact

  • Sherpa Cashmere Industry
  • Tokha, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Tel: +977-1-5110379, 2010670
  • Mobile: 977 9851104327
  • Fax: 977-1-5110379