Many Looks, One Stop! Quality of a pashmina is incredible when it’s made ethically, sustainably and with care.
Our history begins in Nepal. Our family has been in the pashmina business for a very long time since my father began his career working with a company that produces pashmina products. Years later in the 1990s, Sushma Handicrafts was born when my parents decided to embark independently with their passion and experience in the pashmina business. They started their own pashmina manufacturing factory in Nepal. Sushma was created because my parents have a deep respect and understanding of the fine quality and luxuriousness of pashmina. Eventually my parents decided to bring these fine products to the United States by setting up shops in some of the most high-end malls in the Boston area. For over 10 years, Sushma has provided these fine quality Nepalese pashmina scarves, wraps, stoles and shawls in Boston.
The popularity of Sushma has led to its expansion, which is why we decided to build Brassloom by Sushma. We carry the same products and offer the same level of customer service as the Sushma stores, and we are now accessible to everyone. We couldn’t be more excited about our new venture and welcome you to please browse our collection, which includes 100% Pashmina, Pashmina, Pashmina/Silk Blends, Silk scarves and Silk Blend scarves.
Pashmina is a very fine wool made from the undercoat of domestic Himalayan goats. The name is derived from Persian pashm or wool.The Capra Hircus goat is from the most remote regions of the Himalayas. In order to survive the harsh weather conditions during the Himalayan winters, their inner coat of hair is especially thin and warm enough to insulate them in the freezing temperatures.
The unique qualities of their inner coat are what make pashmina so desirable. It is fine, soft and incredibly durable. The fact that these goats are not harmed during the process of producing pashmina. This is because the wool is collected only after being shed naturally. The end result is a pashmina shawl or scarf.
The ring shawl is obtained from the Tibetian Antelopes is obtained only after the death of the Antelop. Ring Shawl is a very thin, light and delicate that the whole shawl can go through a ring.
These beautiful shawls are handmade and dyed in Nepal by a sherpa Tibetan family. Water shawls are a 30/70 blend of silk and pashmina, which makes them even more versatile due to their lightweight and soft nature.
Ply is a indiaction of how many yans are spun together to one thread. Plies are strands of fiber twisted together to make a piece of yarn. In one ply pashmina there is a single ply and thus are lighter and softer.
Two-ply shawls are made by doubling up the pashmina threads which means two strands of yarns are piled together to make a single thread. The result is a thicker cloth, which might feel soft and more beautiful.
A stole is a woman’s shawl, especially a formal shawl of expensive fabric, used around the shoulders over a party dress or ball gown. A stole is narrower than a typical shawl and of simpler construction than a cape.
Scarves are long and thin. It is generally described as a fabric item that can be wrapped or tied around the neck for warmth, sun protection, cleanliness, fashion, or religious reasons.
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11:00am – 7:00pm
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Brassloom by Sushma,
Prudential Shopping Center
800 Bolyston Street
Boston, MA 02199
c/o Brassloom by Sushma
P.O. Box 990021
Boston, MA 02199