• ROYAN CASHMERE SCARF
  • ROYAN CASHMERE SCARF
  • ROYAN CASHMERE SCARF
  • ROYAN CASHMERE SCARF
  • ROYAN CASHMERE SCARF
  • ROYAN CASHMERE SCARF

ROYAN CASHMERE SCARF

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£185.00
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£185.00
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Regular price
£185.00
Sale price
£185.00
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price
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This delicately textured cashmere and silk-blend scarf was handwoven in Afghanistan.This scarf’s naturally white fibre base has been dyed with 100% natural dye, made from ground saffron. Light and durable the scarf’s combination of cashmere and silk offers strength and softness, making it the perfect companion all year round.

Composition: 50% raw cashmere, 50% raw silk
Size: 60cm x 190cm

Free UK shipping on orders over £150
Free shipping to Europe on orders over €180
Free Shipping to US & Rest of world over $240
CARE

Hand wash with a mild detergent or regular shampoo. Alternatively, dry clean or machine wash using the cold, delicate setting.

SIZE

One size: 60cm x 190cm 

Shipping

We offer a single flat rate shipping option: tracked shipping with Royal Mail.

* For addresses in the UK, tracked postage takes 2-3 business days.
* International shipping is available to all destinations. For Europe estimated delivery is 3-5 business days, and for the rest of the world 5-12 business days.
* ISHKAR is not responsible for customs duties or taxes on international shipments, nor is it responsible for delays associated with the import process.

We offer free shipping for:

UK orders over £150
European orders over €180
Rest of the world orders over $240

Returns

 • We will be happy to offer a full refund (excluding shipping) on items returned within 14 days of receipt of delivery. 

 • Returned items must be unworn, unwashed and undamaged products purchased directly from ISHKAR.com.
• Proof of purchase is required.
• For defective, damaged or incorrect items, please notify us within five days of delivery in order to receive a refund/exchange.
• Email us at contact@ishkar.com to organise the return.  

Story

THE MATERIAL

This scarf is made entirely in Afghanistan: the raw silk is grown and spun in Herat, and the cashmere comes from goats reared in the Hindu Kush mountains. While Afghanistan has a long tradition of silk artistry, dating back to the ancient silk road, cashmere production is relatively new. 90% of goats in Afghanistan produce cashmere, but the majority of goat herders are not aware of its luxury value. Azezena is training herders on sustainable farming and dehairing techniques, helping them to achieve higher quality cashmere and thereby higher prices for the natural fibre. 

THE WEAVER

Sheela is a master weaver who joined AZEZANA in 2006. Sheela believes “everyone has a duty to make the most of their chances in life and not waste it. Whoever does so under harsh conditions, deserves respect and dignity,” she says. 

THE IMPACT

AZEZANA is an Afghanistan-based social enterprise established in 2003 with the aim to provide women in vulnerable positions with the skills they need to become financially independent. AZEZANA employs 11 women in Kabul who lead the production process from start to finish. On top of their salaries, each weaver is  offered daily education and healthcare.

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