Pashmina is the name given to a material used for making shawls, scarfs and stoles. Since, the original Pashmina is little rough in texture; the present Pashmina shawls are a mix of 70 percent wool and 30 percent silk. Its reason is that the goat, generally, sheds .085 to .22 kg of hair per year. It is because of this shortage that weavers have to mix silk in it for a glossy look. The wool for making this texture of cloth comes from a Pashmina or Changthangi goat. They are, usually, hand-spun, woven and embroidered for creating a masterpiece. It is the softness of this material that makes it important.
One can also look for Semi-Pashmina products that have a mix of silk in more percentage. On the other note, the pure wool is also used for making carpets, suits, cardigans, jackets and caps. In fact, it is also used as raw material to form other fabrics. Such types of materials look beautiful, when decorated with embroidery thread work or print. And they are considered apt for saving yourself from the coldness of winter.