The shawls are made from one very fine thread of 100% cashmere, which makes them very light and incredibly soft, yet wonderfully warm. While they are as wide as a shawl (25”), they have very little bulk and can easily be worn gathered around the neck as you would wear a scarf. I began a collaboration with a wonderful local crochet artist, Estrella Cando, a few years ago and she is doing beautiful crocheted finishes around the edges of the shawls. Dye artists Arline Reilly, Ann Katzen and Brece Honeyhutt are doing exquisite work dying many of the shawls for me. All are hand or machine washable on the hand wash cycle/cold water only/ line or towel dry.