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About Chyangra Pashmina

Chyangra Pashmina is internationally recognized as cashmere of the highest grade. It is the world’s most revered luxury fiber, sourced from the native Himalayan mountain goats called ‘Chyangra’ (capra hircus laniger) in Nepal. The Chyangra goats are raised high in the isolated Himalayas, at heights of over three thousand meters above sea level.

The ultra-soft cashmere from the inner coat of the Chyangra goats holds a romantic and unique position in the luxury goods industry. It has been popular among the royal and noble dynasties for centuries as the fabric of the finest and most prestigious garments. Spun by hand and woven or knitted into a wide variety of fabrics, this traditional material continues to find new applications while winning the loyalty of new generations of discerning customers.

Our Values

Origins

The Chyangra Pashmina label guarantees an item is made in Nepal and contains a minimum of 51% cashmere from the precious fibers of the Chyangra Himalayan mountain goat.

Environment

We combine traditional production methods, modern machinery and careful, sustainable sourcing to preserve the local environment. Chyangra Pashmina fibers are collected regularly every spring after natural shedding. The goats are not harmed in the extraction process and they grow new layers of wool in the winter that follows.

People

More than twenty five thousand people (the majority being women) are directly employed in the Chyangra Pashmina industry in Nepal. Local and international organizations are committed to the maintenance of high standards of animal husbandry, the maintenance of local craft skills and training in new technical and managerial competencies. A cornerstone of the local economy, increasing production of genuine Chyangra Pashmina is expected to result in an improved quality of life for the people of this under-developed region.

Products

Taken from the under coat of the Himalayan goats, Chyangra Pashmina is so delicate (under 17 microns in diameter) that it needs highly skilled artisans to spin the finest quality of yarn. A skilled spinner can produce only around fifty grams per day. The soft, warm, luxurious and elegant Chyangra Pashmina yarn is woven or knitted into materials and has a wide variety of applications such as shawls, stoles, blankets, scarves, sweaters, cardigans and various accessories. Chyangra Pashmina is a natural insulator: warm in winter and easy to wear in summer. Best of all, articles made from Chyangra Pashmina become treasured possessions that last many years, becoming softer and more beautiful with use. Not all of the fibres used in Chyangra Pashmina originate from Nepal: high quality materials are also sourced from other origins.

The NPIA

Nepal Pashmina Industries Association (NPIA) is an autonomous and non-governmental non-profit organization and representative body.

Nepal Pashmina Industries Association (NPIA) is an autonomous, non-governmental non-profit organization and representative body under which all Nepalese Pashmina entrepreneurs are brought together for the sustainable development of the entire industry. Established in 2000, the association has been actively representing various governmental and non-governmental organizations ever since.

Our Purpose

Vision

We work tirelessly towards the progressive and sustainable development of the Nepalese Pashmina industry.

Mission

Our mission is to enhance the quality of Nepalese Pashmina products while increasing market share.

Objective

  • To facilitate the sourcing of raw materials and promote global markets for Pashmina products.
  • To develop links between industrial, commercial, governmental and non-governmental organizations for the overall development of the Pashmina business.
  • To unite all Pashmina industries and sectors under one umbrella through coordinated, organized efforts for the betterment of the Pashmina sector.
  • To assist and encourage locals in the high hills to look to Chyangra farming for the production of top quality Pashmina.
  • To lobby the government to formulate policies and programs related to the Pashmina sector and to work to protect the rights and privileges of this industry.
  • To ensure quality Pashmina through our official trademark.

Organizational Structure

  • President
  • General Assembly
  • Advisory Committee
  • Vice - President
  • Secretary General
  • Secretary
  • Vice - President
  • Secretary General
  • Secretary

Executive Board Members

Durga Bikram Thapa
President

Telephone: 01-4478449/ 4478446
Mobile: 9851025099
Email: thapadbt@gmail.com
Company: Sunkoshi Kraft

Pushpa Man Shrestha
I.P. President

Telephone: 01-4273292/ 4283644
Mobile: 9851076866
Email: npipushpa@wlink.com.np / pmshrestha3@gmail.com
Company: Nepal Pashmina Industry

Vijoy kumar Dugar
Vice-President

Telephone: 1-4487104
Mobile: 9841314179
Email: vijoy.dugar@gmail.com
Company: Care and Crafts

Chiranjivi Kafle
Secretary General

Telephone: 01-4783064
Mobile: 9851027670
Email: kcraft@wlink.com
Company: Everest Cashmere Industry

Dhana Prasad Lamichhane
Secretary

Telephone: 01-4910936/ 4912936
Mobile: 9851031060
Email: dhan.lamichhane@gmail.com / dhana@ntc.net.np
Company: Mt. Manaslu Pashmina / Cashmere Industry

Kamal Raj Bista
Treasurer

Telephone: 01-4370776
Mobile: 9851031108
Email: shangrilacashmere@gmail.com
Company: Shangrila Silk & Pashmina Pvt. Ltd.

Ajay Singh Karki
Senior-Executive Member

Telephone:
Mobile: 9851024383
Email: ajaysinghkarki@gmail.com
Company: Prasid Pashmina Industry

Geeta Shrestha
Executive Member

Telephone: 01-4358498
Mobile: 9851214701
Email: geetashrestha@hotmail.com
Company:EMPOWER International Export Group

Netra Raj Giri
Executive Member

Telephone: 01-4780312/ 4780919
Mobile: 9851027610
Email: netraraj@gmail.com
Company: High Himalaya Garments

Navadatta Kaphle
Executive Member

Telephone: 01-4383716/ 4384901
Mobile: 9851033453
Email: info@skpashmina.com
Company: S.K. Pashmina Industries

Krishna Prasad Pangeni
Executive Member

Telephone: 01-4371623/ 4371351
Mobile: 9851071815
Email: cscashmere@gmail.com / info@cscashmere.com
Company: C.S. Cashmere Pvt. Ltd.

Dinesh Kumar Shrestha
Executive Member

Telephone: 01-5159071
Mobile: 9851009007
Email: aphouse7@gmail.com / info@alpinepashmina.com
Company: Alpine Pashmina House Pvt. Ltd.

Ganesh Kumar Khadka
Executive Member

Telephone: 01-5222341
Mobile: 9851077179
Email: ganesh999k@gmail.com / ganadeep.pashmina@gmail.com
Comapany: Ganadeep Pashmina Udhyog

Chyangra Pashmina Trademark

Chyangra Pashmina is special. Protected by a registered trademark in over forty countries (including the USA, Canada, EU, Japan and Australia), the logo is the guarantee of a genuine and superior product, made in Nepal from the luxurious inner wool of the unique Himalayan Chyangra goats and fibers of a similar quality. It further guarantees that the entire production of Chyangra Pashmina involves strict quality standards, environmentally friendly methods and no use of child labor.

In order to be able to use the Chyangra Pashmina® logo, companies must be a member of Nepal Pashmina Industries Association (NPIA) and they must agree to comply with very strict criteria set out in the Code of Conduct. NPIA can provide more information on the Code of Conduct, if required. NPIA has launched an international marketing campaign, aimed at promoting the value of genuine Chyangra Pashmina to discerning and quality minded customers.