PRASID Pashmina Industry




PRASID Pashmina Industry





Prasid Pashmina Industry is on of the leading manufacturer and exporter of high quality Pashmina (Cashmere) Woven and Knitted products based in Kathmandu, Nepal. We have been in this business for more than 12 years and our main exports have been to USA, Canada, Belgium, Japan, Singapore, Italy, UK, Hong Kong, Denmark, Switzerland, Norway, Greece, Sweden, Taiwan, India, and South Korea.


We manufacture Pashmina Woven and Knitted products such as Shawls, Blankets, Stoles, Ponchos, etc. Pictures for the designs can be sent on request and are also available on this site. 


We take pride in working with smaller order quantities with faster turnouts, New Sample developments in short time and adaptability to change. 


Prasid Pashmina Industry also encourages employment of marginalized families in its production and particularly emphasises the active participation of women for their economic fortification. Therefore, 70% of the factory employees are female.   


About The Product


Pashmina, (better known to the Western World as Cashmere Wool), also known as the "Diamond Fibre" and the "Soft Gold of Asia", is the finest, softest and warmest wool found in nature.


Pashmina is derived from the Arabian word pašmina.  The word means "made from wool" and when literally translated, means "soft gold" in Kashmir. 




The material for Pashmina is made from wool which is obtained from the underbelly of the Capra Hircus, an Alpine Goat. It is found in the remote regions of the Himalayas at about 14,000 feet above the sea level. The goats grow a thin inner coat of hair that insulates them during the long harsh winters of Himalayas.


Gathering Process


Every summer herders collect the fur from the surface of the goat's belly. After the process of cleaning and spinning, Pashmina yarn is produced. Only 4-8 ounces of Pashmina can be extracted from a single goat in a year. Therefore, the annual shearing of three goats is required to produce one Shawl. 


Colours & Shades


All of our products are dyed using azo free and eco friendly dyes; these dyes are produced by Clariant (Switzerland). We can do almost any colour that you provide us with; otherwise, we can send you our comprehensive colour chart from which the colours can be selected. We work with Pantone and Telephone (Neelam) Shade cards