Loomed from Kashmiri Cashmere. Handmade in India.
Warm mountain sunshine. Cattle and sheep grazing on the hills. Melodic chanting with the daily call to prayer.
These are the sights and sounds of Gulmarg, where Cashmere from Kashmir began in January 2018. Known primarily as a ski and golf destination, Gulmarg sits in the heart of Kashmir, toeing the line between the historic region’s ancient traditions and an increasingly modern India. The surrounding mountains and valleys are home to thousands of cashmere goats, and nearby villages have practiced for centuries in the crafting of their wool.
Cashmere is the world's most famous wool, but you've almost certainly never held cashmere from Kashmir.
In January 2018, Cashmere from Kashmir’s founders met in Gulmarg, Kashmir, while independently traveling on short breaks from academic pursuits abroad. The original idea was to extend our travel by selling cashmere scarves on the road, but as soon as we felt the quality of the Kashmiri craftsmanship we realized there would be a market for these unique products back home.
Before leaving India, we established close working relationships with two workshops that stood out above the rest. The positive reviews we received for our products inspired us to return to Kashmir with the goal to create a strong base for a future company. We stayed for three weeks in the home of one of our producers while we inspected workshops and met their employees, ensuring our supply chain was ethical and robust.
Today, Cashmere from Kashmir has a retail presence across state lines and has put scarves around consumers on three continents. Our products consistently exceed the quality of competitors from other regions of the world, and our direct relationship with producers help keep costs low for you and your customers.
With quality and craftsmanship second to none, only Cashmere from Kashmir has the relationships and expertise to provide you with truly authentic and original cashmere products.
Here’s what makes us unique.
The Original Home of Cashmere
The cashmere goat is indigenous to Kashmir where the region’s people have been looming its wool since the 1500s. Today, less than 1% of the world’s cashmere comes from this area of the Indian Himalayas, while most is sheared from hybrid goats at lower qualities in countries like Mongolia and China.
Our scarves and shawls are handmade at every step from shearing to packaging. The softest cashmere is loomed by hand, and by insisting on handmade goods we help create jobs in an economically repressed region.
Cashmere from Kashmir has vetted dozens of suppliers of cashmere goods, selecting only the most professional workshops to help us create high-quality products. Our visits to our workshops help ensure we source everything ethically from authentic, expert artisans.
A Politically Contentious Region
Since the 1980’s, Kashmir has undergone dramatic change due to a border conflict between India and Pakistan. Cashmere from Kashmir remains one of the only American companies with the knowledge and relationships to reliably work in one of the most isolated places in India.
Our handmade scarves and shawls are the world's best, made from the fine wool of Kashmiri goats and loomed in Kashmiri villages.
Our items are carried under the names of well-known New York fashion designers as well as under the Cashmere from Kashmir label in stores across the United States. They’re an excellent addition to retail stores and temporary markets alike—our prices are competitive, the quality is high, and C from K products are truly unique.
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For a Temporary Market
Cashmere from Kashmir’s products have been tremendously successful at a number of markets since its founding, including holiday festivals in New York City, springtime open-air markets, and the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Our scarves and shawls have incredible pricing for markets and other temporary events. We’re experts in selecting items from our catalog for specific events and can guide you in finding the best ways to display them, either alongside other products or in a Cashmere from Kashmir-only booth setup. We’re confident you’ll have one of the highest per-unit multipliers of the luxury goods at your market.
Now is the best time to begin planning for holiday markets this coming winter. Cashmere scarves, especially at the quality we can deliver, are consistently one of the most popular products at winter events and are a more unique product than they might seem. Our items, especially those featuring hand-stitched embroidery, are true works of art and will be the highlight of your booth.
Photos below are examples of products we’ve sold in the past that may differ from those we supply at a particular market.
For Your Store
Our products can be found at a number of boutiques and stores across the country, occasionally featuring our label but usually private-labeled to the store or designer’s brand. Our products offered for stores range in quality and price, please contact us below for more information.
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