CASHMERE & PASHMINA
- The term "cashmere" is an English derivative of "Kashmir."
- Goat herders in Kashmir call the wool they collect from their herds "pashm." The term "pashmina" is the local word for the fine pashm after it has been combed, cleaned and spun into yarn.
- Both cashmere and pashmina are wool & they come from a particular type of goat – called a cashmere goat.(Capra hircus laniger).
The difference in texture is because of the difference in the diameter of the fiber.However, the fiber is harvested from the same goats, & it is cleaned & combed to create the same yarn.
Cashmere and Pashmina are equally warm and luxurious.