100% Heirloom Cashmere Scarf – Natural

$140.00

WHY: Choose to purchase from thoughtful businesses that partner with small co-op suppliers and are creating jobs for impoverished communities.

Made of the softest cashmere (pashmina from Kashmir), this scarf is accented with a subtle metallic thread band. At only 4 oz., it’s the perfect travel companion that easily fits into a purse or pocket. The fair trade commitment from Bloom & Give means this scarf has been beautifully made using traditional processes by skilled artisans in India.

    Textiles have been handmade In India for thousands of years. Artists here have been transforming natural cotton, silk and wool into things of beauty using highly intricate techniques of dyeing, weaving & embroidery. The creative inspiration at Bloom  & Give comes from discovering these heirloom traditions and carefully reinterpreting them to make contemporary products for everyday life.

    TECHNIQUE: PASHMINA HAND-WEAVE

    The tale of this heirloom scarf begins in foothills of the Himalayas. Literally translated, pashmina means “soft gold” and Bloom & Give think Kashmiri pashmina, which accounts for less than 0.1% of all cashmere products globally, is the softest form of cashmere you will touch. Pashmina threads are so fine that they are individually hand-spun in a traditional loom. The threads are then separately hand-dyed in different colors, and hand-woven in a loom in the state of Kashmir by families that have been practicing the craft for generations.

    Each cashmere scarf is shipped in a reusable cotton bag with a card that describes how your purchase helps change girls’ lives.

    100% cashmere
    77 x 28 in.

    “We travel the length and breadth of India to discover awe-inspiring traditions of textile artistry. These artforms have been perfected over thousands of years! We are convinced that not only are these traditions worth preserving, but that they are still highly relevant today.”