Yarn spools in the wefting process

The Project

Shabkar Scarves & Shawls is a Canadian non-profit project brining to Canadians artisanal scarves made from small business and artisans in the Himalayas.

All products are made by small family-owned workshops or several families in case of entirely handcrafted items such as the cashmere pashmina, from Kashmir.

Our aim is to help local cottage industries by promoting their products in North America as wearable art and soft jewelry, a status beyond a simple fashion accessory. We also hope to educate the population about the original meaning of the word pashmina, and how this can contribute to Kashmir's economy.

 

Our producers

We deal directly with our foreign partners who are overseeing the work of thousands of families of artisans. We deal with our two partners from Nepal for Mongolian cashmere, and from Kashmir for merino wool and fine pashmina Ladhaki cashmere.  We occasionally buy directly from resellers in local markets, for our show stock to offer our customers unique scarves they could never find in their home country.  We buy for our buyers as if it was for ourselves with individual and rigorous quality control. Products are then packed and shipped by us or our partner. No middleman comes in the process, no bulk buying.

 

Distribution

All our products are sold either online or privately in trade shows or private sales party hosted in a house or in an office.  It is highly recommended that buyers first attend a scarf party or meet us directly to learn about materials and qualities before doing any purchases. If this is impossible we offer customers the possibility to view our products by video chat before purchase. We will send extra photos of the products under different lights to help the buyer make the right decision.

We hope when our brand is well established to find a reliable retailer for our scarves. But this is a long-term goal that will happen once consumers are ready to pay the right price for our products. 

 

The Team

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Dominique Lozowy

CEO & Founder

BA, MA and many others without letters earned by 30 years of intensive traveling around the world and a nomadic lifestyle

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You feel enthusiastic about this project and want to find a way to help? 

You can choose the level of partnership that suits you, from helping us on social media (this will get you free scarves!) to full-time partner and investor.

If yes please contact us we will be happy to hear from you and tell you more about how we can work together and your possible earnings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Latest News

Clearance sale and online store upcoming temporary closure

Online orders will be disabled on Sunday, Nov 4th, at midnight, for our upcoming trip to Asia. Everything is now on sale at local market prices. Use your coupon code sent in our latest newsletter Did you miss it? Check our ebay auctions and make an offer.

New development coming for 2019!

The current store will specialize in cashmere only starting 2019, we will still sell other variety of scarves on other platforms. 

Shipping is free on all orders to Canada and USA

Shipping is free to Canada and USA locations for all our cashmere products. No minimum order.  Offer valid until June 30th 2019

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