Cashmere Crafts Inc.
Cashmere Crafts offer beautiful pillows and rugs designed in Canada, in collaboration with Canadian artists and master artisans in Kashmir, using authentic, centuries-old embroidery, dying, and weaving techniques. Environmentally-friendly textiles— made of 100% hand-dyed wool and cotton — are carefully crafted by local Kashmir farming families during the off-season, providing a critical source of income for families and helping their children continue to attend school.
Originally launched in 1997 as a way for founder Manzoor Wani to support his Kashmiri family through a time of political strife, Cashmere Crafts has developed into a flourishing textile business, ethically supporting up to 60 Kashmiri families while producing elegant and luxurious traditional handmade rugs and pillows for Canadian homes. Partial proceeds from Cashmere Crafts also go to local schools sponsoring children to receive an education.