Making of Pashmina/Cashmere Shawls
We are well equipped with handlooms with the production capacity of 1000 pieces of Pashmina per month. Pashmina of different sizes, compositing and designs are woven by highly skilled weavers under the strict supervision of experienced supervisors. Being the dwellers of the ancient city with rich craft tradition, what we generally do is blending the traditional craftsmanship of weaving with modern technology to give quality product with the reflection of traditional and cultural heritage.
*Warping: Warping is the process of rolling silk yarn horizontal on a bean. There warping is usually done according to the width of the shawl you would like to make.
*Drafting: This is the process of inserting the silk yarn in the nylon netting to from different patterns on the shawls. There are certain ways in which this can be done as if you insert the silk yarn in the wrong way the yarn will not get locked which will ruin the shawl.
*Weaving: This is process of locking the warp (the silk yarn) with the weft (pashmina yarn). This is done with the help of hand loom where the silk yarn is places horizontally and the pashmina is the filling.
*Mending: This is the process of mending the shawl which is weaved. In this process the shawls are checked damage. The places where the threads are missing the weavers with the help of needle and pashmina yarn fill the spaces where the threads are missing.
* Knotting: This process takes place after the shawl has been weaved. In this process the silk/pashmina yarn that is left without it being weaved is tied into knots known as fringes.
* Crushing: This is the process of crushing the shawl in order to give the shawl a softer feeling. The shawls are usually crushed for about 10-15 minutes each. This help to bring the soft feeling to the shawls.
* Washing: The shawls are washed after it is finished in order to wash away the odour and allow the shrinkage of the shawls to prevent it from damage later. Tips also done to remove the stains, which it could have collected during the process of making/weaving the shawls.
* Dyeing: This is the process of giving the shawl the color the customers want the shawl to have. In this process the shawls are dyed in big vessels. The shawls have to be constantly stirred in order to give the shawls uniform color. The purpose of dyeing is to produce economically a uniform shade (single shade or mixed shade) without any variation in tone or depth. In order to fulfill this purpose, dyeing is carried out in an machine using imported dyestuffs and chemicals. The especially of our dyeing is that the dyed materials are 100% colorfast and dyes chemicals used in dyeing are totally azo free.
Final inspections of the finished products are carried out by the experts.
Finished products are then packed in the beautiful and attractive packages.
Making of pashmina/ Cashmere Sweaters
This precious tradition of sweater making, developed by our ancestors and masters. Adhering to ancient tradition and practices, we use simplicity to produce stunning result. Our Cashmere sweaters are woven by hand flat knitting machine. The hand flat knitting machine manufacturing of cashmere sweaters requires a lot of skill and knowledge.
Mending is the process where woven sweater are checked for damages. Menders fill in the missing yarns with the help of needles and pashmina yarn.
This is the process of giving the sweaters the color the customers wants the sweaters to have. In this process the sweaters are dyed in big vessels at 100-2120 degree temperature. The sweaters have to be constantly stirred in order to give the sweaters uniform color. Only the metal and azo free dyes are used, making the sweater and other Cashmere products completely eco-friendly. Dyeing is also done by hand and each piece individually.
The sweaters are washed after it is dyed, in order to wash away the odor and allow the shrink of the sweaters to prevent it from damage later. It is also done to remove the stains, which it could have collected during the process of making the sweater.
For enhancing the quality and to give the final touch ironing is done. We generally use steam vacuum press iron.
Packing is done to promote the product from dust and insects. We use plastic bag for different size of pashmina/ cashmere items.
This is the process of tagging the company label in the products. Generally the labels are tagged in the upper and lower-left side of the pashmina/cashmere products.