Cashmere ponchos from Nepal
** NEW STOCK IN NOW!
We sold out of most of the ponchos in the first week, so more are being made for us as we speak in Nepal.
These soft and fine cashmere ponchos are all hand loomed in Pokhara Nepal. This time I went for 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.
The cashmere goats are brushed for their wool, not shorn, then it is spun into spools of yarn and hand loomed by disabled 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.
* Please note the blue is more of a peacock/turquoise blue than sky blue (as the picture shows). It totally pops on those who love a vibrant blue with green/yellow undertones!
You can read more about Helping Hands and see my pics on the blog >>