Weaving tradition is rich in Nepal, especially among certain ethnic group. Just like many cultures and traditions around the world are getting less popular, so is our weaving traditions too. Our approach at Red Cashmere is to try to keep this heritage alive by bringing together the workmanship of Nepalese craftsmen and businesses with creative minds and eagerness to work with Nepal. Surely, Nepal is not an ideal production house in many ways but together we can create something more exotic and mystic which can me made in Nepal only.
Red Cashmere as a firm is at its very early age, it came in operation officially in 2014 only. Having such short span of time may not give confidence to many buyers, but in practicality Red Cashmere is second generation of Cashmere Manufacturer in Nepal. The root of Red cashmere goes to Nepal Pashmina Industry, NPI. This mother company was established in 1981. It is indeed a pioneer in cashmere industry in Nepal. As the business is owned by family, it was decided to break up the company into three brands. NPI, NPI Collection ( which does more of artistic IKAT / TIE DYE work) and Red Cashmere which is into more of contemporary designs. Red Cashmere has over 50 staff working in its manufacturing unit. It looks after production of its own brand, and produces for NPI and other brands like Isabel Marant, Douce Gloire and Long Champ. Together the Trio company employees over 100 staff. We dedicate ourself for quality production and aim to become a leading producers for big brands and boutiques around the world.
Meet the Team
The core of Red Cashmere is a husband and wife team. Husband looks after the production and product development and wife takes care of sales and manages factory outlets.
Founder & CEO
Anup Shrestha – The young CEO after graduating from Cornwall College in UK has been working in production of cashmere products. He is the second generation of Cashmere manufacturer from Nepal. With his inherited knowledge in cashmere yarn and production process, he has used his knowledge of management to enhance efficiency in production and quality. Nepal has a potential to supply cashmere worldwide,however, the cost of production and inconsistent quality has raised question whether Nepali manufacturing can be a trusted source. Combining the heritage of weaving culture in Nepal, the knowledge of cashmere production and the potential to farm cashmere goats in Nepal, the CEO believes cashmere production has future and it can be one of the biggest contributor in terms of job creation and making Nepal known to rest of the world as producer of finest cashmere products.
Kinchu L Bhutia
Business Development Director
kinchu Lhamu Bhutia – The better half of Mr Shrestha (CEO) hail from aviation background. After working for different airlines, as cabin crew she brings personality, discipline, customer service and networking to the company. Within few years she has become the face of the company and works largely on retail management dealing with customer directly.