Urban Dhago does not compromise on quality so we source our materials only from the best. We use premium materials and work with the same suppliers as luxury brands. However, unlike traditional luxury brands, we do not inflate our prices. We sell our products for a fraction of what comparable brands would charge. We incorporate local materials wherever possible, promoting the work of local artisans and their traditional skills and processes.
Chyangra Pashmina Trademark
All our cashmere products produced hold a Chyangra Pashmina Trademark. Chyangra Pashmina is 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.
Cashmere goats (Capra hircus laniger) originated high up in the plateau regions of the Himalayan mountains. The local Kashmiri population would spin the fibre from the goat's downy undercoat, weave it in to fine fabric and make it into shawls known as Pashmina.The fabric from which they were made was referred to as cashmere, named after the province of Kashmir from where they originated. In India, Nepal and Pakistan, the fibre is still referred to as Pasham while the rest of the world knows it as Cashmere, a name synonymous with luxury. Unfortunately, by association with inferior man-made copies, pashmina now commonly refers to a style of shawl, as opposed to the rare fibre itself. A genuine pashmina shawl is still hand-spun and made of pashmina wool- cashmere.
Yaks live on the high steppe regions of the Himalayan plateau and are essential to the local community for their hair, milk, skin, meat and for carrying loads. Yak fibre is structurally different to sheep fibre: the angle between the cales and the hair shaft on the external surface of the fivre is smaller than that of wool, so the scales stick to the shaft and feel smoother. Yak fibre tends to be quite even in thickness, has a cashmere-like feel and is very lofty.
The predominant natural colour of wool is a creamy white, although some sheep breeds produce other natural colours, such as brown, black and silver, as well as some random mixes. The natural properties of wool make it flexible, resilient, insulative, absorbent, hygienic and mouldable.
All paper products, including our swing tags, delivery package and seller's note are made from the traditional Nepalese handmade Lokta paper, known for its durability and special texture. Produced by a traditional technique, the bark is boiled and the soft pulp spread evenly in a wooden frame in water, and finally sun dried.