Cashmere is expensive, sought-after, and fashionable. Sweaters and other articles of clothing made out of cashmere are produced by many companies all across the world. From a worldwide perspective, China is the biggest producer of cashmere. In Europe, most cashmere products are made in Scotland and Italy. The European production is of very high quality, the price is however often much higher than of comparably-good products from the Orient, which is mainly due to higher economic costs of labour, energy, and storage.
Most of the products that are offered in our online store are made in Nepal, in the foothills of the Himalayas. This is where the journey of cashmere and its weavers, who made it one of the most famous, best, and most expensive natural fabrics, began.
The manufacturing plant where our clothing comes from is located in the vicinity of Kathmandu, the capital city. It employs the best weavers, who use the skills learned from their elders, who have manually weaved the same pashminas for generations going back many centuries.
The only exception is the basic collection of men's and women's sweaters. These are produced in part through automatic production in China. The reason for this decision was to reduce the production costs for several models so they could be offered at more affordable prices. They are of course high quality products made out of the same material (100% cashmere) as the rest of our product line-up.