A former Petaluma Vice Mayor and outspoken advocate of Slow Fashion, Tiffany relaunched Pashm & Co in the fall of 2014 with a very simple but important belief — that fashion can be both beautiful and ethical, and can bring prosperity to where it’s needed most in the world. Tiffany holds a Permaculture Design Certificate through Daily Acts, an MA from California Institute of Integral Studies with a focus in Integral Ecology, and a BA in Women’s Studies from Mills College. She is a 2007 Fellow of the Leadership Institute for Ecology and Economy. She frequently speaks on Local Economy and Regenerative Businesses.
For Pashm & Co., it’s all about feeling beautiful inside and out — ‘Cashmere with Soul’ — providing the world with exceptional handcrafted Chyangra® cashmere garments, to the benefit of the Himalayan people.
Chyangra Tag: Cashmere Quality Test
What is real pashmina?
Our products carry the official Chyangra Pashmina Mark from Nepal Pashmina Industries Association (NPIA) as confirmation you are purchasing the finest, authentic Pashmina cashmere. To obtain the Chyangra Pashmina Mark, we purchase our cashmere yarn from reputable sellers and perform an official pashmina quality test to ensure only the highest quality fibers are used in weaving these soft Himalayan cashmere scarves.
The pashmina fiber used by Pashm—from the Chyangra Himalayan mountain goat in the high arid regions of Western Tibet, is considered to be among the finest in the world. The Tibetan Plateau provides the ideal environment for pashmina growth. The fiber is exceptionally absorbent, and it dyes very easily and deeply.
Our yarns are simply the highest quality available—not used by other manufacturers. While lower quality shawls also contain wool and/or angora fibers, brushed to raise the nap, the longer fibers of our cashmere result in a softer, more buoyant and supple shawl. To protect the pashmina story, only buy pashminas that carry the offical Chyangra Mark, proof of a pashmina quality test.