Cashmere vs Pashmina
Cashmere is the softest wool in the world and comes from many different places. Pashmina Cashmere, on the other hand, only comes from the wool of Changthangi goats reared in the coldest and harshest remote terrains of the Ladakh Himalayas, where they brave frigid temperatures to bring you unparalleled softness. While all other varieties of Cashmere fibres have a diameter of 15-19 microns, Pashmina fibre is thinner at 10-15 microns making it much softer and therefore it can only be hand-spun and handwoven. Pashmina Cashmere is much softer, finer, warmer, rare and therefore more expensive and sought-after than all other varieties of cashmere. You can say that all Pashmina is Cashmere, but every Cashmere is not Pashmina. It's the choice of the rich and elite!