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$2,742
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
27
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, February 6 2019 7:04 PM UTC +00:00

About

The Allure Cashmere brand by Ken Adams features products made from superior quality cashmere. Our cashmere is derived from the upper regions of Western Tibet, known to be the source of the finest cashmere in the world and unmatched in the industry. The cashmere wool used in Ken Adams' Allure Cashmere products is of a more refined grade known as “Pashmina.” Harvested in high altitudes, Pashmina is the noblest cashmere variety and is the oldest and most luxurious. Our Pashmina is sheared, cleaned, dyed, and woven by hand using traditional techniques that have been passed on from generation to generation, making the process not only authentic but to locals, almost sacred. 

 Our cashmere wool is sheared from the mountain goat “Capra Hircus,” traditionally known as “Changra.” Each Changra produces just 3-8 ounces of fleece in a year. This rarity, along with the unique softness and richness of this fine wool has made cashmere “the diamond of fibers.” 

The fleece of the Changra is made up of two distinct fibers; the coarse outer hair, and the ultra-fine undercoat. The fine undercoat (under 18.5 microns) is the source of Pashmina fiber for clothing. This ultra-fine undercoat (known as “pashm”) is produced only beyond 4500m altitude, meaning that Pashmina is naturally so warm that it’s able to protect these animals from these frigid temperatures. The wool is finest and softest in the neck and stomach area. 

Despite the ultra-fine nature of Pashmina, the fiber is super high-loft, thereby providing natural bulk-free, light-weight insulation. Pashmina fibers are highly adaptable and are easily woven into fine or thick yarns to create light to thicker fabrics appropriate for all variations of cold weather. Pashmina also has a unique insulation property that allows it to change with the relative humidity in the air. 


 Shearing: The cashmere wool is sheared from the underside of the animal’s neck and torso using safe and hygienic tools. The process of obtaining the wool is carried out responsibly and humanely, taking extra caution to not cause any harm in any manner to the animals. 

Weaving: All our weaving is done on handlooms by Nepalese men and women who have perfected the delicate art of weaving through generations. The process is intricate, with every warp and weft intertwined delicately on the loom to produce a luxurious, soft, warm, and beautiful fabric. 

 Dyeing: We dye each fabric individually by hand, using only safe, eco-friendly dyes. We produce fabric in virtually any color or color combination. 

 Washing: Our products are hand-washed with cashmere shampoo in chemical-free, pristine Himalayan water, pumped from a depth of 80 feet.

Tassel Twisting: All our shawls are twisted and knotted by hand. It takes one person an entire day to twist and knot the ends of a single shawl into fine fringes.  

Superior quality, high-end luxury, sophistication, glamour… 

In addition to offering previous products to the rewards pledge, we are creating new colors and adding new features like extending the sleeves and widening the neck line to the Ponchos.  

Our rare and pure Pashmina along with the painstaking, hand-made production process results in a fine, luxurious cashmere garment that stands out from all others.

Risks and challenges

Being that we're based in California but our cashmere products are made in Nepal, logistics was a real challenge and a learning curve for our company. We weren't familiar with the hurdles we'd face in this aspect when we first started, and assumed that our shipping would be handled smoothly since we had a local agent. We quickly realized we were wrong! We were promising our customers a 14-day delivery guarantee, but sometimes it took over 3 weeks to receive the products, and the tracking system was either non-existent or quite unreliable. The whole process was extremely frustrating. We now only use EMS and UPS as our shippers. Our guaranteed time of delivery is 5 days for express orders and 14 days for routine orders.

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    Thank You

    We appreciate your support. Many thanks for backing this campaign.
    We will send you a thank you card with a swatch of our 100% Pashmina cashmere fabric.

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    Early Bird: Allure Cashmere Beanie

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    You get one of our quality 100% Pashmina Cashmere beanies to keep your head warm on cold days.

    * $100 Retail (50% savings)
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    * Colors: Champagne and Dusty Blue

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    Allure Cashmere Scarf

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    You get a stylish 100% Pashmina Cashmere Scarf.

    * $120 Retail (50% savings)
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    * Colors: Champagne and Black

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    Cashmere Luxe Short

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    You get one of our quality 100% Pashmina Cashmere Short Shorts! Stylish enough for an evening out yet comfortable enough when just staying in for the night.

    * $160 Retail (50% savings)
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    * Colors: Red and Navy

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    Allure Cashmere Shawl

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    You get an elegant 100% Pashmina Cashmere Shawl.

    * $190 Retail (50% savings)
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    * Colors: Salmon, Purple, Yellow and Orange

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    Allure Cashmere Triangular Poncho

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    You get a 100% Pashmina Cashmere Women's Luxurious Triangular Poncho featuring a loose v-neck for perfect warmth & comfort.
    Hand Wash Pashmina or Dry Clean Only
    100% Cashmere

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    *This Pledge also includes the Allure Cashmere Beanie

    *$200 Retail (50% savings)
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    * Colors: Off White and Red
    * New Colors: Burgundy and Black

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    Allure Cashmere Embrace Sweater

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    You get a 100% Pashmina Cashmere Women's updated classic design sweater with all the comforts of your favorite sweater.
    Classic Style with Front Pockets & Hood.
    Hand wash or dry clean only.

    * Save from buying separate.
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    *$300 Retail (50% savings)
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    * Colors: Black, Navy and Burgundy

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    Allure Cashmere Luxe Pullover Poncho

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    You get a 100% Pashmina Cashmere women's dramatic poncho with all the luxury and style that cashmere delivers.
    This Luxe pullover style poncho drapes over the body and features front pockets.
    Hand wash and Dry clean only

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    *$300 Retail (50% savings)
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    * Colors: Navy and Burgundy

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    Allure Cashmere Dramatic Poncho

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    You get a 100% Pashmina Cashmere Women's Dramatic Poncho with all the luxury and style that cashmere delivers.
    This Dramatic Style Boat-Neck Poncho features front pockets and over size sleeves.
    Hand wash, and Dry clean only .

    * Save from buying separate.
    *This Pledge also includes the Allure Cashmere Beanie, Eyewarmer and Legwarmer.

    *$450 Retail (50% savings)
    * Free Shipping in the U.S.

    * Colors: Red, Black and Navy
    * New Colors: Winter White, Chocolate and Burgundy

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    Allure Cashmere Poncho Set

    We appreciate your support. Many thanks for backing this campaign.
    You get a 100% Pashmina Cashmere Women's Dramatic Poncho & Luxe shorts Cashmere set.
    This Dramatic Style Boat-Neck Poncho features front pockets and over size sleeves with matching Luxe shorts to complete the stylish look.
    Hand wash, and Dry clean only .

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    *This Pledge also includes the Allure Cashmere Beanie, Eyewarmer and Legwarmer.

    *$600 Retail (50% savings)
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    * Colors: Red and Navy

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Funding period

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