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Our Story

Our Story


The story of KASMIRI began 25 years ago when my heart was first captivated by the beauty of  Nepal.

As an International Aid Consultant, I travelled to war-torn and developing countries, immersing myself in the cultures and working to help women be economically sustainable. From Papua New Guinea to Kiribati, India to Bangladesh and beyond, I saw firsthand the struggles and resilience of remarkable individuals, but it was Nepal that left a lasting impact on me. The vibrant culture, breathtaking landscapes, and individuals’ artistic creativity enamored me. It was here that I met my husband who had dedicated his work to improving healthcare in developing countries and designed and built an Intra-ocular Lens Laboratory to international standards for the late Prof Fred Hollows.

On my days off, I explored the bustling streets of Kathmandu and discovered a group of skilled women artisans weaving beautiful shawls from cashmere yarn using traditional looms. Instantly drawn to the richness of colours, intricate textures, and sensuality of cashmere, I purchased a rich Tibetan Red shawl that became a cherished keepsake of my travels and early motherhood. When my first daughter was born, I wrapped her in the shawl to keep her warm during her first few months of life. It’s soft and comforting and holds countless memories of my life stories and travels.

After raising my two daughters, I felt a strong pull to return to those weavers in Nepal and start KASMIRI. With a passion for design and textiles and a deep understanding of the importance of craftsmanship to women’s heritage and livelihoods, starting KASMIRI felt like a natural step for me. My life has come full circle.

KASMIRI is not just a brand, but a reflection of my passion for empowering women and preserving traditional art. There is joy in sharing the connection between our women artisans who weave love and individuality into our scarves and shawls and our customers who appreciate the wisdom and craftsmanship that goes into each piece.

KASMIRI combines two of my passions. My love for cashmere and an intrinsic desire to continue to make the world a better place.

KASMIRI is the story of your life and its adventures.

Wear a KASMIRI and start your journey or give a KASMIRI to someone you love so they may begin theirs.

To read more about our story head to our Journal

OUR CASHMERE

We promise that Kasmiri represents the pinnacle of luxury cashmere. Each piece is handcrafted in Nepal by expert artisans with care and love using the finest cashmere wool from Mongolia and Tibet.

We are passionate about quality and craftsmanship.

Each step of our bespoke manufacturing process, our unique textures and colour palette ensures you are buying luxury cashmere of the highest quality possible. Our carefully curated colours and designs are timeless heirloom fashion statements made to be loved for generations.

Our cashmere is internationally certified ensuring its quality and that it is sourced and produced with ethical, sustainable practices completely free from harmful chemicals.

OUR ETHICS

Ethical and Sustainable Luxury

Our collection is made by dedicated and skilled artisans in Nepal. We believe in preserving tradition, nurturing the local economy, and following ethical and sustainable practices.

We work with the noblest natural material there is; cashmere. We are dedicated to timeless, versatile designs that will be loved by many and always. Carefully made to last a lifetime, and one which will become a family heirloom that will be loved for generations.

We believe the quality of the item is as important as the quality of the lives of the artisans who make them.

All of our artisans are paid fairly and work in a relaxed, safe environment where everyone feels they are “home away from home”.

We continue to fulfill the aspirations of our artisan weavers who are mainly women by supporting the education of their children and grandchildren to ensure the next generation has a bright future.

MISSION STATEMENT

We are driven by tradition, excellence, and connectivity, crafting unique cashmere pieces that exceed expectations in quality, comfort, and luxury. Our commitment is to forge personal connections through our handcrafted accessories, allowing individual expression to flourish, communities to prosper and heritage to endure.

OUR PLANET FRIENDLY WRAPPING

All our products are presented in a soft to the touch, boutique KASMIRI box that is planet friendly and made to last for years to come. It is the perfect place to store your cashmere scarf or shawl.

If your purchase is a gift for someone special and you would like us to include a personalised message on your behalf, simply add your message to the “special instructions” area during checkout and leave the rest to us. We love to make our customers happy.

Our box uses Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper that is acid sulphur and lignin-free, which means it can be recycled. However, your box is made to be kept for a long time and its purpose is to provide a wonderful unboxing experience and for storing your cashmere.

Our boxes are sent to you in a consciously made bubble-mailer that is plastic-free and compostable.