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Fresh from Kashmir (in Himalayan region). Hand spun and hand loomed. Light, soft and silky. This is 100% real pashmina made from only the softest downy undercoat that grows primarily on the neck and belly of the Himalayan mountain goat, Capra Hiracus. It is only the animals living above 4500 meters that produce the finest wool.

Most of the pashmina in western world is machine made, either a cheap imitation or a mix of various fibers.

These pashmina scarves are part of a project that was initiated to create sustainable livelihood for the Kashmiri artists, as well as raise awareness of real pashmina in the West. Due to extremely fragile nature of the hand spun yarn, each pashmina can take up to four days to hand weave. The result is a beautiful soft and light yet strong scarf. You have to feel to experience the true luxury :)

Price: $145 per scarf. (Will last generations with care). No machines used ever.
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Oh I think we'll have to visit London just for this. This has to be the coolest and most amazing textile in the world.
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Dia Living is proud to offer handcrafted textiles and home furnishings using natural fabrics, materials and dyes. Our creations are a unique combination of modern design and vintage techniques. We deliberately seek beautiful imperfections that come with the touch of a human hand as opposed to a machine. 

Sumeera and Nadia grew up in Pakistan, which as part of the Indian subcontinent, has one of the richest history in handmade textiles dating back to ancient times. The two sisters inherited their love for luxurious textiles and ancient textile creation techniques from both sides of their family. Their father used to commission and export handmade textiles as well as owned a garment manufacturing plant in Pakistan (first of it's kind). Their maternal grandmother (who was originally from Rajisthan) was a teacher of traditional crafts of embroidery, hand knitting, fabric painting, fabric dying techniques for underprivileged women. While growing up, Sumeera and Nadia traveled extensively all over the world with their parents and it is this adoration of travel combined with their love for textiles which resulted in the creation of Dia Living.

Our Mission: Dia Living supports low-income artisans from emerging regions around the world by providing them opportunities for empowerment. We aspire to create an environment that supports culture, sustainability and fair trade practices.