Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Sales of Shahtoosh shawls continues, despite ban
Sales of Shahtoosh shawls continues, despite ban
09
Jun '10
With the recovery of its sales that have taken place in the last decade, thought stealthily, Shahtoosh Shawl continues to be traded. Banned in 1975, the shawl is produced by utilising wool from the endangered Tibetan antelope, Chiru.

The ban had been imposed in 1975, under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), after witnessing the decreasing number of antelopes.

Following the 1975 ban, the Indian government banned trade of shawl in 1991, but the Jammu and Kashmir government, refrained from imposing the ban and continued with Shahtoosh shawl sales till 2000. Shahtoosh is still a popular part of the wardrobe in most ancient countries.

Farooq Ahmad Shah, Chairman, Traders and Manufacturers Federation of Kashmir, told PTI that, the shawl business was yet being practiced, but the product was no longer sold under the name, Shahtoosh. It is being sold as some other fabric and countries such as France, Germany and some parts of Europe have witnessed a surge in its sales, during the last few years. Domestically, not much of sales have been recorded.

Adds, historian and Former Secretary, Jammu and Kashmir cultural Academy, MY Taing, after the ban was imposed, Shahtoosh was traded illicitly from Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan and China. For people with taste, Shahtoosh shawls are definitely the first choice to be picked from the market of shawls. Therefore, its demand cannot fall easily.

More so, people of Kashmir are the only people in the world, who can weave and spin Shahtoosh. While the women spin, men weave the subtle yarn in to light, soft, warm and delicate shawls.

Currently, the raw materials required for weaving and spinning shawls, are imported in to Kashmir from China and Tibet. These raw materials are then processed and spun to form a shawl, which is later exported. In addition, overseas sales of Shahtoosh shawls in Kashmir-based handloom and art showrooms, which are situated within five-star hotels in India, has been incredible, during the last few years, concluded Shah.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Arvind Limited executive directors Punit Lalbhai (left) and Kulin Lalbhai explaining the project to Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani. Courtesy: Arvind Ltd

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Oct 2017

Arvind to set up mega apparel facility in Gujarat

Arvind Limited, one of India’s largest textile to retail...

Clash over monetary payment by UK at Brexit talks

Textiles | On 18th Oct 2017

Clash over monetary payment by UK at Brexit talks

The European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) are clashing over ...

Cotton stocks accumulating everywhere outside of China

Textiles | On 18th Oct 2017

Cotton stocks accumulating everywhere outside of China

Global cotton stocks outside of China are expected to rise by nearly...

Interviews View All

Varinder Singh Jawanda
Trendy Bharat

Sizing and fitting issues are inherent problems for companies expanding...

Abhishek Ganguly
Puma India

‘As a brand, Puma is always looking for new and innovative ways to inspire ...

Yashiki Gumber
Sahiba Fabrics

Fabric does not restrict us from fashion trends

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Ravindra Jain, Ashish Baid

Oswal Prints Private Limited has been manufacturing and exporting ethnic...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Akta Adani
India Boulevard

India Boulevard is a San Francisco-based curated fashion marketplace that...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

October 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
77.3%
No
13.6%
Skip
9.1%

Total Votes: 66

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
60.6%
No
28.8%
Skip
10.6%

Total Votes: 66

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
84.8%
No
10.6%
Skip
4.5%

Total Votes: 66

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
74.2%
No
12.1%
Skip
13.6%

Total Votes: 66


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search