The story of Cocowai begins on a Himalayan mountain and ends up in some of the finest stores around the world. Having lived and worked in Nepal and developing close and loyal friendships, Frances Macaulay founded Cocowai Cashmere in 1996. Fair and ethical trade and supporting traditional craft is central to both Cocowai's philosophy and continued success. Cocowai continues to work with the same small family run factory, producing an ever increasing range of luxury hand woven cashmere shawls, stoles, wraps, knitwear and accessories in over 200 hand dyed colours.