These gorgeous cashmere ponchos are the highest quality, all hand loomed in Pokhara Nepal for the Travel Store. I chose a style that can be worn 2 ways: A-symetrical across the shoulder like a boat neck, or with a V front. They are fabulously light weight to roll and pack or wear on the plane for extra warmth.
Cashmere goats are brushed for their wool, not shorn, then it is spun into spools of yarn and hand loomed by hearing or sight-impaired young people in Pohkara at Helping Hands, an organisation established just to provide young adults with disabilities with work. I met some of them and was impressed with their work, and that the proceeds of our purchases goes to giving them jobs, training and friendship. I have established an ongoing relationship to sell their beautiful products here at the Travel Store as part of my Travel Collection of products I source from my travels.
The quality is exceptional and these will make the perfect little evening throw-on for summer evenings or wear it over jeans with boots for winter.
You can read more about Helping Hands and see my pics on the blog >>
This store ships New Zealand wide on all products and to Australia on some items (not luggage as shipping fees are too high).
Drop us a note if you would like to know shipping costs on a specific item to Australia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Normal shipping costs are $6 for items up to 2kg, $10 for items weighing 2kg-5kg, NZ-wide. If you order multiple suitcases, we will put the smaller inside the larger, however if two bags the same size, or more than two bags, there will be two separate shipping charges of $10 each.
If you have ordered multiple items which come from different suppliers, you will receive individually packaged/shipped items at no extra cost.
Please allow 2-5 business days, especially if your address is rural or you are located in the South Island, as all goods are shipped from the North Island.