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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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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


  • 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

Mr. Dhan Prasad Lamichanne

Contact no.+9779851031060

Mr. Vijoy Dugar
I.P. President

Contact No. +9779841314179

Mr. Chiranjibi Kafle

Contact No.+9779851027670

Mr. Vivekanand Mishra
General Secretary

Contact No. +9779851017089

Mrs. Geeta Shrestha

Contact No. +977 9851214701

Mr. Anup Shrestha

Contact No.+9779802015890

Senior-Executive Member
Mr. Utsab Khanal
Executive Member

Contact No.+9779851024737

Mr. Sunil Shrestha
Executive Member

Contact No. +9779801073668

Deepa Kunwar
Executive Member

Contact No.+9779851030160

Rit man Shrestha
Executive Member

Contact no. 9851037680

Mr. Santosh Pd. Adhikari
Executive Member

Contact no. 9841313103

Mr. Ang Dorje Sherpa
Executive Member

Contact No. 9851082615

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.