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Pashmina & The Ganesh Handicraft in brief

Now a days pashmina are the most crucial part of any women's and men's get-up.  You can enfold pashmina around to make up to warm and self-serving and even for the lavishness. With hindsight pashmina has become eye-catching in the western fashion world. Pashmina is often inaccurately portrayed as the utmost quality of cashmere.
The origin of this Pashmina is from the Persian word for wool, is popularly known in the west as cashmere wool. The raw material comes from Tibet and Inner Mongolia.     The fine wool comes from the undercoat of the Himalayan mountain goat, which lives in the most remote regions of the Tibetan Plateau. For over a thousand years cashmere has been woven into stoles, shawls, mufflers, scarves, sweater and blankets, treasured by royals for its delicate softness, warmth, and long life. Pashmina shawls are woven on handlooms and most are woven on a warp of spun silk for the betterment of the product.
We have different varieties of pashmina to satisfy our customer needs. We have pashmina product with beads, ombre. Blankets ponchos, cap, and embroidered, designed fringes etc.
We are "The Ganesh handicraft " the exporter and manufacturer of pashmina product .We work with the best weavers and the highest quality pashmina and silk accessible. Our products like shawls do not need to be repeatedly brushed to make them soft.
Pashmina business been carried out from generation in our family but the "Ganesh handicraft" factory was founded nearly 7 years ago by Mr. Arun Manandhar proprietor of this company.  The Ganesh Handicraft cottage made more than 3000 shawls, stoles, scarves, ponchos, blankets and sweaters a month.
 Many of these were sold through out the western world. And the rest were sold through our own shops which are located at the central heart of the Kathmandu valley i.e. Thamel and individuals around the world.
The Ganesh Handicraft cottage staff has grown to 50 people, the majority women.  More that 60% of the workers at our factory are women. We believe in the equal rights and always encourage women to work so that they can uplift themselves and feel economically secure. We are a mixture of cultures and languages -  Nepali, , Tibetan and Indain.
The Ganesh handicraft cottage is established as the exporter and manufacturer of the pashmina .  We are known for our standard quality and for fringe work that is even in its spacing and consistent in its knotting position and for the perfect dying..  Each of our weavers is also a loom experts/masters.
The making of pashmina
Pashmina wool
The Ganesh Handicraft use pashmina fiber from the high arid regions of Western Tibet. It is considered to be among the finest in the world. The Himalayan mountain goat, raised by semi-nomadic herders, yields from 3-8 ounces of fiber per year. The Tibetan Plateau provides the ideal environment for pashmina growth. The fiber is exceptionally absorbent, and it dyes very easily and deeply.

The fiber is collected and is spun either by hand or mechanically. We use both. We prefer women workers for this work. This spinning is done by the help of charka {in nepali}. In each tuki contains 20-25gm of Pashmina silk thread. Filled tuki is pass to weaver.
Our weaving is all done by hand on looms. We use traditional weaving method. Our weaving master is from very long line of master weavers and very much laborious and skilled. In single day each loom can have 8pcs.
This process helps to maintain the quality of [Pashmina product. It is washed with warm water with care. It is done by hand, no washing machine is used as for the safety reason and each single thread plays vital role for the better quality.
Dyeing at Ganesh Handicraft is also done by hand, each piece individually and with perfection. Our dyer has experience ,skill , infinite patience and knowledge of colors.  We use eco-friendly dyes and neelam color charts and Pantone textile color guide.. We dye at a temperature just below boiling for about 40 minutes. The woven item is first rinsed in hot water, then in cool water, and finally washed with an Aveda shampoo. We dye in a range of 150 colors, mostly based on nature: actual flowers, iridescent feathers, minerals, and autumn leaves, as well as current fashion colors.
Each and every piece is checked in the light table. Even small defect is also checked and mended as much as possible. Weavers' fills in the missing threads with the help of needles and Pashmina yarn.
Women do the finishing of the ends on our shawls, mufflers and blankets. It is the process of twisting and
 Knotting the ends of shawl. All our pieces have the standard three-inch long twisted and knotted fringes unless you specify otherwise. Fringes are tied with different pattern with any shape of beads. The patterns are like Kris cross pattern etc.  Fringes are beaded with matching long beads to Pashmina color.
Label is attached to every pieces produce from our factory for the reconization. We have different pattern of label for different size and quality of Pashmina items. There are mainly two types of labeling one is the name of cottage label, which is sewed in Pashmina items in right corner. And next is rich paper handling tag, which includes the details of item. This is placed to second last of fringes of tagging machines.
For enhancing the quality and to give the final touch ironing is done. While ironing we first spray some water on Pashmina item and put the Nepali paper over the Pashmina item to prevent from iron marking and patches. It is all done by bare hand.

Final checking
First impression is last impression. Keeping view of this proverb, we do check again thoroughly.
Packing is done to promote the product. We use plastic bag for different size of Pashmina items and also can be done wrapping by Nepali rice paper.

Quality details
The highest quality of pashmina is the highest quality of cashmere. We use the highest quality pashmina and silk available. The raw details for silk is 100% silk with two different mm one is 1/40 mm and 2/10mm.
A 1/40mm silk thread is thicker than 2/10mm. As for the pashmina 28spin and 60spins are available. 28spin is thicker that 60spin. Single ply and double ply both is available in 28spin and 60 spin in only available in double ply spin much fines spin so it cost is higher than 28spin.
Note: Higher number is more than fine spin. More fine spin is more higher quality and price.
1/40 silk base 50/50 & 70/30
50 pashmina 50silk is based in 1/40mm silk with pashmina wool. Our standard weight of this item is 90cm*200cm is 250gm. 70/30 is using a double ply 28spin pashmina and also can use 60 spin double ply that comes better than 28spin.
2/10mm silk base 70/30 & 80/20
Regular product is 28spin single ply pashmina but also possible using double ply 28pin. 1\40mm will be 80\20 and also possible using 60spin double ply for much better quality.
100% pashmina
Below all the combination are used 100% pashmina {only suing different spin and different ply which make quality different.
1. 28spin single ply base weaving 28spin single ply
2. 28spin single ply base weaving 28spin double ply
3. 28spin double ply base weaving 28spin double ply
4. 60spin double ply base weaving 60spin double ply
100% silk  plain and jacquard design
Silk jacquard is base in 1\40mm silk base. The average weight of Jacquard shawl is 200gm and 150 gm for Jacquard stole.
Note: Other than Above combinations is only possible if it is confirm of 250 pieces.
Pashmina Jacquard
This is only made in 1\40 mm silk base but contains of pashmina in this product is higher than plain product.
Note: Other than above combination is only possible it is confirm order of 400meters.

Shawls Design
As pashmina grows in popularity and is appreciated by more and more
people around the world, it all because of its fabulous design and its
quality. We can have different design like jacquard, printed, embroidery, glass beads fringes multi-tone and gradient etc.

1. Jacquard
Jacquard is the kind of product that is design itself while weaving.
Jacquard design could be of any pattern according to buyer needs.Jacquard product can be supplied in very limited quantity in each time. We have variety of design pattern, which we have shown in the pictures. Jacquard item contains more pashmina than other regular plain items. We can weave jacquard shawl and jacquard stole. And other size is only after confirmation of order of at least 100pieces.

2. Screen Printed
This is new design in the market nowadays. It will be screen-printed shown as in the picture. This will give the new look to the pashmina items.
3.  Embroidery
While talking about design embroidery cannot be isolated. Embroidery plays a vital role in designing the pashmina items. There is no limitation for the embroidery. The design is made and designs according to the demand of the customer. Each and every design is made by bear hand using traditional pattern of designing. It is done by highly professionals worker form the Kashmir. It takes 3-4 days for embroidery; it may take more than this depending upon the designs. Embroidery pashmina items are costly in compare to other normal type.

4. Glass beads fringes
This is unique design in which it can be twisted or straight. The fringe size depends on as per requirement. If size of the fringes is not mentioned it is made of 3inches according to our standard size. Glass beads are the one of the fashion fringes style in which we put glass beads in the fringes, which we have shown in the picture. Glass beads can be kept in any pashmina items. Only household women who desperately need to support their family do the work.

5. Gradient
Shaded/Gradient pashmina is very much stylish and in fashion nowadays. We do have more demand of this type of design. In this design we arrange the color in a sliding pattern i.e. first dark and then light color in proceeding manner, which we have shown in the picture, and color is depending upon the buyer's demand or latest fashion.
6. Multi tone
This can be of maximum 3 toned shawl and stole in our design. For designing this we use highly skillful personnel, because it toned should be perfect and accurate. For a multitone of pashmina items simply select two or three shades from our color chart.

Our normal sizes for the pashmina product are as follows in centimeters.

90cm*200cm = shawl
70cm*200cm= Stole standard
60cm*180cm = stole regular
45cm*180cm  =Scarves standard
30cm*150cm =scarves regular
1. The Making of pashmina sweaters, pullover, jumpers etc.
Our pashmina sweaters are either hand-woven or produced by hand flat knitting machine. Weavers carry out the hand weaving of sweaters in the traditional way.  The Traditional method of making 100% hand-woven sweaters as well as the hand flat knitting machine manufacturing of cashmere sweaters requires a lot of skill and knowledge.

This is the process of locking the warp with the pashmina yarn. This is done with the help of Knitting needles in case of handmade sweaters. But if it is a hand flat knitting machine woven sweater the machine loom the pashmina yarn and sweater weaving by hand flat knitting machine.
3. Most of the process of making knitting product are done by women, who have most knowledge about knitting. Even we send to households women for knitting at their leisure.
Drafting takes place after weaving. It is the process of slotting in pashmina into netting's to form different patterns and designs on the sweaters.
Mending is the process where woven sweater are checked for damages. Weavers fill in the missing threads with the help of needles and pashmina yarn.
The sweaters are washed after it is finished 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.
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 degree Celsius. The sweaters have to be constantly stirred in order to give the sweaters uniform color. The temperature has to be maintained at 100 degree Celsius and if the temperature increases the sweaters could shrink.
The entire process of manufacturing Pashmina/Cashmere shawls and sweaters are similar. We offer 100% pashmina sweaters.

5.Design for Ladies and Gents:

1. V- neck
2. Round neck
3. Rolling neck
4. Twin set
5. Cardigan

6. Quality & color
Quality and color are similar to shawl prodouct.qualtiy


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