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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 www.mypashmina.co.uk on 15th March

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 ? www.mypashmina.co.uk 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 www.hammockheaven.co.uk 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”.

New Parachute Hammocks at www.myhammock.co.uk


These excellent hammocks made from parachute silk are now available on www.myhammock.co.uk. They are very light weight, starting at just 200grams for the kids size, and the heaviest hammock is just 600grams and big enough for 2 adults. They come with a built in pocket. The fabric is fully breathable and very strong. The range of colours is excellent. The double hammock is just £29.95 with free delivery in the UK & Sweden.

Good Restaurant in Chur , Switzerland

We happened to be in Switzerland recently to try out the airboards, ski helmets and ski goggles available on www.snowhead.co.uk. I have to recommend this excellent Thai restaurant in Chur. They serve Som Tam (papaya salad), which is quite hard to find outside Thailand. We went there twice and all 5 of us really liked the food.

Hammocks make a great wedding gift


A hammock makes an excellent gift for newly weds.

The hammock shown on the left here is called the ‘Romantica’. It is made by La Siesta, and you can buy one for £55 from www.myhammock.co.uk (delivery is free).

If the happy couple might prefer their hammock with spreader bars, then how about the Palacio hammock from Amazonas. It is as big as a double bed and is availble from www.hammockheaven.co.uk.

Pure cashmere dyed with vegetable dyes


Here are some pure cashmere hats and scarves dyes with vegetable dyes.

The range of colours available in cashmere dyed with vegetable dyes is limited at the moment, but with practice and some experimientation it should grow.

The exciting thing about these colours are how well they complement each other. They all have a wonderful depth which somehow seems superior to the sythetic dyes.

All items on mypashmina.co.uk will soon be available in a range of 10 natural colours.

The main benefit of using vegetable dyes (and the driving force behind the idea), is environmental. An incidental benefit is that the cashmere feels even softer than usual, which is quite incredible.

There are a couple of minor disadvantages. Namely, the items should be dry cleaned only. Wet washing may lead to some loss of colour.

Wholesale enquiries are more than welcome.