Friday, 22 February 2008

Event and beach Shelters now available on HammockHeaven

There is a new range of event and beach shelters availble on .

They all share the attributes of being lightweight, quick to erect, and not very expensive.

They are a great way to keep the sun off your head.. or the occasional spatter of rain.

Prices range from £13-95 for the pocket shelter up to £58.95 for the Go-Zebo. Some of the names are very cheesy indeed !

Always free UK delivery

Monday, 18 February 2008

Trouble continues in Nepal

The shutdown on its sixth consecutive day followed by curfews in different places has worsened the situation in the restive southern plains on Monday.Shortage of daily essential commodities is being experienced with the strike showing no sign of respite

This is a problem for all manufacturers and indeed all people with jobs.

"do you know here is electricity cut off 8 haur every day.
no LPG supply ( how to cook or how to colour the pashmina?
No petrolium supply
no transportation" - how can the pashmina business function under these conditions.

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Hot Wok - now available on

The combination of a good quality wok, and a powerful burner means that your wok quickly heats to the right temperature for wok cooking.

This means you can cook without ending up with a soggy mess.

They are a perfect alternative to barbecues and come highly recommended.

The set (above) costs £81.95 , and its free uk delivery as always.

There are lots of accessories and alternatives in the range to.

And if that sounds too stressful for you, why not buy a hammock - also available on

4 new pashmina colours at Mypashmina

Here are 4 new and gorgeous colours of pashmina stoles that have just arrived and are available with next day delivery from .

The price is £39.50. Delivery is free , and they are made from 70 % Cashmere and 30% Silk.

So now there are about 60 colours to choose from in stock in this size 70x200cm, and the quality is perfect as always !

Last Minute Valentines Day Pashminas

Well I wonder how many people will leave it to the last minute to order a lovely valentines gift this year.

Royal mail special delivery is probably the best and most reliable guaranteed next day service there is.

So because of this, i think people leave gift ordering later and later. The mail system almost gave up this Christmas, but everyone still got their pashminas in time.

Monday, 11 February 2008

Bamboo & Cashmere V-Neck

Here is a ladies v-neck made from 80% Bamboo and 20% Cashmere.

It is not available yet, but will be soon.

It feels amazing.

The yarn is very fine - 60 count. That means that 60 meters of the yarn weighs just one gram.

There are so many benefits to wearing bamboo, you will have to read about them at !

Thanks to our customers for the donations

Just before I started Mypashmina and dealing with cashmere and pashminas, I spent 6 months in Nepal. I came accross a really good charity that helps to keep kids in school. They do some really good work in a direct and efficient way (no toyota land cruisers, hotel confernces and all that crap). Please see to find out more.

So since the beginning, we have had links on the checkout pages of our websites - and giving customers the chance to donate.

Between February 7th last year and February 11th this year our lovely customers have donated £1589. Nine generous donations were for £50 , so as promised, I will also give £50 for each one of those.

This means the total heading for Namaste Banepa today is £1996.15 ($3878.05) .

This is about 30% less than last year which is a bit depressing. But on a positive note it is enough to pay for the books, clothes and other costs neccessary to keep 25 children in school for a year.

If you are interested to help, please see where you will also find a video.

Friday, 8 February 2008

Plane crashed on the road we drive home on !

Lucky we went home a bit early yesterday, otherwise might be no more, and everyone would have to buy their cashmere and pashminas from somewhere else.

This little plane crashed on the E45 , the main road from Gothenburg in to the north of Sweden at 19:48 yesterday. It hit a car. We had driven passed the exact spot just 30 minutes earlier.

Incidentally, the E45 starts (as the A45) at Bedford in England, and after Harwich , it contines in Denmark and then in Sweden to the very north. How dull is that ?

Thursday, 7 February 2008

New Designs of Swarovski Crystals on Pashminas

On , there is now the option to add Swarovski crystals to your pashmina in any of 29 stunning designs.

Delivery takes 3-4 weeks and the price depends on the complexity of the design.

These can be made on any colour of pashmina., but the pashmina should be 70% Cashmere and 30% Silk . It is not possible to get the crystals to set nicely on the pure cashmere pashminas.

Visit to find out more.

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Stockholm Fashion Week - Part 2

These brands will be at Stockholm fashion week part 2 ... the websites are pretty nice looking, so we are looking forwards to seeing the clothes too!

Dirigo fashion
Linda Lej
Manjou - A way of living, no website yet
Matilda Wendelboe
Mirisa / Takajewellery, from Japan
The P Concept Clothing
Uniforms for the dedicated
Urban Buzz

Monday, 4 February 2008

Airboard reviewed on Ski Sunday

Review of the airboard on Ski-Sunday. 80 kmph on his first day. Available from !

New - 100count superfine pure cashmere pashmina

Here is some advance notice of a very exciting new product.

It is made form 100count cashmere. Basically the number of count is the number of meters of fibre that weighs 1 gram. So 100count means that 100 meters of cashmere fibre weighs 1 gram. i.e. it is a very thin fine thread indeed.

The usually count for knitwear is 28count, or on fine lightweight knitwear for summer we often use 60count.

Anyway the scarf shown above is made from 100 count. It feels amazing and even has a sheen (it is pure cashmere). And by a clever combination of warps and wefts we have made some lovely colours and subtle effects. These will be available in 5 colour combinations and the price will be approximately £85. - see on 15th March

Friday, 1 February 2008

St. Valentines day - Cashmere makes a romantic gift

Well, what could be more romantic than a pashminas covered in hearts ? Lots of things, but this is still very nice.

This pashmina has a baby blue background and bright fuschia hearts all over it.

It is 70% Cashmere and 30% Silk and measures 45x200cm. The price ? Only £38.50 with free delivery.

Where from ? of course !

Personally , i think that because cashmere just makes you want to cuddle .. it is one of the romantic gifts around for St. Valentines day.

Hawaii Floating Hammock Back in Stock Feb 15th

One of the great hits of last summer.. (so popular in fact that theEuropean distributor has been out of stock since last August! ) .. is back in stock on February 15th.

The Hawaii Floating Hammock redefines style and function for beach and pool accessories. With its revolutionary design, the Kelsyus™ floating lounger transforms from a compact, lightweight disc to a 66"x40" floating mattress in seconds. While its inflatable perimeter keeps you afloat, its nylon mesh surface allows water to seep through, keeping you cool and relaxed.

It's still under £30 with free uk delivery.

See for more information.

Jeremy Beadle passes away

Television presenter and prankster Jeremy Beadle has died aged 59.

One of ITV's most popular hosts during the 1980s, he was admitted to hospital last week suffering from pneumonia.

He was best known for fronting You've Been Framed, Game For a Laugh and Beadle's About, but raised millions for the charity Children with Leukaemia.

Former You've Been Framed producer Dianne Nelmes said he was known for his pranks, "but in reality he was the kindest person you could ever meet".