While traveling, there is nothing that makes you feel more stylishly cozy (and can carry that feeling of home with you) as your own shawl or pashmina, especially a cashmere one.
Cashmere is the under-down that is shed annually by goats living near the Mongolia Gobi Dessert and China. Long associated with luxury, this fiber dates back to Roman times. Popularized by the Empress Eugenie, who was the wife of Napoleon III. The fiber was woven into a shawl, the infamous ‘ring shawl’ called so because it was designed to be drawn through her wedding ring. Pashminas have been handed down from generation to generation in royal and wealthy families throughout the world.
Cashmere Pashmina – Travel in Style & Comfort
What To Look For When Buying Cashmere
Cashmere is an ultra soft fabric. When looking for a cashmere shawl, check the percentage of cashmere it contains. The higher the percentage, the softer the fabric.
Cashmere Care and Wear
To care for your cashmere, hand wash, dry flat and keep stain free. In your suitcase, pack in lavender oil sachets to keep it beautifully scented and keep away moths. A pashmina or shawl to a traveler is a versatile accessory. Perfect as a scarf, shoulder wrap and doubles as a blanket on airplanes and trains. That perfect touch of comfort and style all wrapped up into one. There are several ways to wear your shawl or pashmina.