Om Cashmeres is one of the top cashmere producers and exporters in Nepal. We have been producing high-quality cashmere and pashmina products with a commitment to adhere to ethical business practices throughout the process.
As a part of our commitment to quality, sustainability, and ethical practices, we provide third-party lab-tested certifications by recognised labs like SGS, Oeko-Tex, Global Recycle Standard, etc. on request by our customers.
Cashmere Sample Test Report by SGS
Since wool or other animal fibres are more expensive than cashmere, substituting them for cashmere can make a big difference. Cashmere fibres can be distinguished from wool fibres by measuring the height of their surface scales using microscopy.
There is a difference in the true distal edge of wool and cashmere cuticle cells. Wool is 0.6 microns or more in height, whereas cashmere is only 0.4 microns. Cashmere can also be identified by looking at its scale pattern, scale frequency, and fibre diameter.
In order to demonstrate the quality and safety of our materials, we provide test reports from SGS, which is one of the leading global inspection, verification, testing, and certification companies. The SGS test report is recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity.
Certificate of Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex
Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX tests textile products for harmful substances. Textile products certified by OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 are made in accordance with environmental and social regulations, ensuring they are safe for human use.
The tests for harmful substances in accordance with STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® take into account regulations regarding the prohibition of banned azo dyes, formaldehyde, nickel, carcinogenic and allergy-inducing colourants, pesticides, and many more. Standard 100 certification is a globally recognised benchmark.
The Global Recycle Standard (GRS)
The increasing carbon footprint on our planet and the negative impact it has on our environment are well known to us. We at Om Cashmeres care about the environment and about our customers when it comes to our clothing. Our commitment to environmental protection and sustainability throughout the production process is a reflection of this. We look forward to using alternatives that can be reused, recycled, and generated. Thus, we can reduce waste and lower the consumption of raw materials
As part of our commitment to sustainability, we are able to provide our customers with GRS certification upon request.
The Global Recycle Standard (GRS) is the most important international standard for the sustainable production of garments and textiles made out of recycled materials. GRS sets requirements for third-party certification of recycled content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices, and chemical restrictions.
The primary goal of the GRS is to:
- Encourage higher proportions of recycled materials in products.
- Ensure responsible social, environmental, and chemical practices in production.
- Provide assurance that products are processed in a more climate-friendly way.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
- The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is an internationally recognised organic textile standard.
- Through GOTS, organic textile status is ensured from raw material harvesting to environmentally and socially responsible textile production to labelling. This provides consumers with reliable assurance.
- The standard covers the processing, manufacturing, packaging, labelling, trading and distribution of all textiles made from at least 70 percent certified organic natural fibres.
- Organic fibres are natural fibres grown without the use of synthetic pesticides such as insecticides, herbicides GMOs (Genetic Modified Organisms. Organic fibres are grown according to the principles of organic agriculture, sustaining the health of ecosystems, soils, and people.
Chyangra Pashmina Label
Nepal exports Chyangra Pashmina, which is internationally recognised as the best cashmere available. Nepal’s Chyangra Pashmina is considered the highest quality because of the conditions the native mountain goats called ‘Changra’ have adapted to over the centuries. In order to survive in the harsh, cold climate of altitudes above 14000 feet, Changra goats have developed exceptionally warm, soft, and light fibres compared to cashmere goats from lower regions.
The Nepal Pashmina Industries Association has registered a special trademark for Nepalese pashmina called “Chyangra Pashmina”. The trademark ‘Chyangra Pashmina’ is registered in over forty-seven countries (including the USA, Canada, the EU, Japan, and Australia). The logo guarantees that the product is genuine and superior, made in Nepal from the luxurious inner wool of rare Himalayan Chyangra goats. In addition, it guarantees that the entire process of manufacturing Chyangra Pashmina involves strict quality standards, environmentally friendly methods, and no child labour.
There are only a few pashmina suppliers who qualify to use this authentic label, and we are among the few to receive a certified ‘Chyangra Pashmina’ trademark.