70/30 or 100% ?

We so often get asked this question, and it is purely a matter of taste.

The 100% Cashmere Pashminas are softer and squeezier (in the 2ply variety that we sell anyway). They are a little bit fluffier, and have a more open weave.

The 70% Cashmere / 30% Silk Pashminas have a tighter weave and a bit more weight to them. There is a tiny sheen, but they are definately not shiny. The extra weight allows them to hand more elegantly. I would say they feel a tiny bit smoother to stroke.

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One thing to be aware of that it is illegal to say the fibre content of your pashminas is 70% pashmina or 100% pashmina. Sellers that are doing this either don't know what they are doing or are doing something dodgy. The fibre is officially called cashmere. Please see the Cashmere & Camel Hair Institutes website for verification.