The finest natural wool comes from the rarest breeds of the cashmere: pashmina goat from the Changthang Plateau in Ladakh region hand spun and woven. Pashmina shawls have been worn by royalty and the elites in the region for centuries. They are a sort of status symbol in the world. Pashmina is derived from mountain breeds of goat (Capra hircus). Pashmina fibers are finer and thinner (12–15 microns) than generic cashmere fiber (15–19 microns). As the fiber diameter is very low, pashmina has to be hand-processed and woven. Today, however, the word “pashmina” is used indiscriminately, and many scarves made from natural or synthetic fiber are sold under the name “pashmina”, creating confusion in the market. The wool is used in our Kashmiri pashmina scarf is sourced from the Changthangi breed of goat and this breed constitutes less than 0.1% of global cashmere production.