AlchemyStory

Where Cashmere Meets Sophistication

Melbourne, Victoria

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Announcement    Due to COVID19 we have situations beyond our control especially once the parcel goes out of our warehouse for dispatch. You can expect further delay of 5-9 days .Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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Last updated on 30 Jan, 2021

Due to COVID19 we have situations beyond our control especially once the parcel goes out of our warehouse for dispatch. You can expect further delay of 5-9 days .Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Boxing Day Sale

➡️ Buy any 2 and Get 15 % off on all products ( Discount shown at checkout)
➡️ Buy one scarf and get another one free ( limited time only)
➡️ Free delivery all over the world.

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About AlchemyStory

Sales 597
On Etsy since 2019

Our Cashmere Story & how we started

Filled with passion and dedication for fashion and Cashmere, Alchemy Story has been a dream project for me and is dedicated to my mom. I always dreamt of bringing Cashmere and natural fibers products to the next level and Alchemy Story is the first step towards it. The beauty of handloom lies in dedication and patience craftsman puts onto it and still work of knitwear and handloom are always underrated and underestimated. Through Alchemy Story, I want to highlight and show the world the untold story of natural fiber and handloom products, produced from creativity, dedication, and skill, while broadening the market.

We source our cashmere and natural fibers in an ethical manner, giving our manufacturers a fair pay, fair working conditions and an ability to do their job well. Our ethical way of doing business puts people and the environment in the center. It means treating everyone everywhere with respect. Through our work, we want to give local artisans in developing countries opportunities to make their own living and through their work empower and lift up their communities. That is why all of our products come from small producer groups from the land of the Himalayas. We are specialized in producing fabric/textile made out of different natural fibers and cashmere. These yarns are well chosen and are bought from well hand processed suppliers in order to make sure that the fabrics come out finer when woven in our factory. We focus on Customer Satisfaction in delivering quality goods within the time constraint. We partner with an NGO in Nepal called “ROSE NEPAL ( REANIMATION OF SILENT ECHOS)” to source natural handloom cashmere fabrics. Rose Nepal is a charity that teaches less fortunate people of Nepal how to produce handloom products and then fairly compensates them as employees once they have become proficient at the trade.


Our motive highlights delivering products in a simple, qualitative and enjoyable way, enhancing handloom products from the finest quality fibers. We emphasize the best quality natural dyes to ensure the best results and to introduce products which are rare and precious. We don’t compromise on quality. Alchemy Story is an Australian brand with sole motive to make difference in fashion with natural fibers. Bringing better opportunities to local artisans and supporting growth in the developing world requires a lot of effort, as does reaching the needed, steady customer base. alchemystory.com was built to offer empowering brands a common platform that consumers can trust.

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  • Alchemy Story

    Melbourne, VIC

    "Simplicity is the ultimate form of classstyle" With a passion to make a statement for everyday luxury, Alchemy Story defines sophistication at a new level. We only bring “the best, the beautiful and the rare” from the land of the Himalayas to suit your sophistication with a finishing touch

Shop policies

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Last updated on 03 Sep, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Where do you ship from?

Depending upon our buyer's location and stock availability, we shall ship the order either from Australia or Nepal, whichever seems convenient. All 'Made To Order' products are shipped from Nepal.

What services you use for shipping?

We always use DHL Express/Australian Post for shipping. Once shipped,your order shall reach to you within 4-7 business days.
Due to COVID-19 you can expect the further delay of 5-12 Business Days.

How much time is required to prepare and dispatch a buyer's order?

We always try our best to dispatch all our buyer's order within 1-3 working days (Saturday and Sunday are non-working days). In scenarios like stock unavailability and 'Made to Order' cases, it shall take us 7-10 business days to prepare your order. Hence, we request your cooperation regarding this matter.
Please note: all travel wraps and Blankets are “ Made to Order”

What is your Refund Policy?

No refund due to change of mind. Return not acceptable for custom and bulky orders. To be eligible for refund, the buyer would need to send the original purchased item back to us within 7 days of delivery. Buyers are responsible for return postage costs. Once it has been done, we shall then deduct our shipping postage cost and refund the remaining amount back to you. Since we use expensive courier services for shipping the purchased item all around the world, the deduction of our shipping cost from the refund amount can't be helped and needs to be read and understood by the buyer before purchase. Amount deducted will be 20 AUD for Australian Post and 30 AUD for DHL Express(Estimated for 0.5 kg Shipping Weight Only).

How to wash Cashmere products ?

We would recommend you to the dry clean. However, It is an option, there is really nothing to be scared of if you choose to clean your beloved cashmere yourself. Avoid washing it in very hot or chilly water as it can cause shrinking. Always use lukewarm water and mix a delicate shampoo solution. Do not bleach Cashmere Products as it can affect its softness.

Avoid twisting or squeezing your cashmere. You must never place it in a clothes dryer. For drying, spread the cashmere on a drying rack. Do not hang it as it can cause the fabric to stretch. Do not dry your soft and delicate product in direct sunlight and heat. Allow it to air dry. While ironing, place the cashmere between two towels and gently iron the
wrinkles away.

If I order 8 ply or 10 ply , will I receive thicker products ?

Ply represent the amount of cashmere in the product. Cashmere is a very delicate and light weight fabric, it is almost impossible to weave it without blending it with other fabrics.

When you buy 8 ply or 10 ply , thickness of the product won’t increase but cashmere percentage in the product is almost 100 percent as a result product will be more smoother, light weight and more warmer.

How to take care of Cashmere Products ?

Cashmere is not an ordinary piece of clothing. It is so soft, delicate, warm, and beautiful to wear that one wants to preserve it and pass it on to generations. But cashmere is extremely sensitive and requires proper care and handling. With adequate care, a Cashmere will retain its natural beauty over decades.
Avoid wearing the same cashmere product every day. Allow it to rest for 2-3 days after wearing it once. Do not wear your soft and delicate cashmere scarves and shawls next to rough clothing, metal jewellery, and rough leather as it can cause pilling. Pilling is normal due to regular wear. To remove pills, pick them up with hands. Do not brush or rub your sensitive cashmere scarves.

From where we source our Cashmere ?

We source only the finest of cashmere from “Capra hircus”s the most remote regions of Himalayas and live approximately 14,000 feet above sea level, these special goats grow a thin, inner coat of hair that insulates them during the long, harsh Himalayan winters. It is this unique inner coat of hair that is used to produce cashmere. Each hair is about 1/6th the diameter of most other types of hair – but is still surprisingly durable while being stunningly soft and comforting to human skin.

Why Cashmere is expensive ?

Cashmere is luxury, extravagant and valuable due to fact that it takes the entire annual growth of three of these goats to create just one cashmere scarf. Cashmere, we used to be are naturally shredded and no goats are harmed during the process. In a way, we can say special cashmere wool is the goats’ gift to everyone. And what an amazing gift it is!

What is nettle fibre ?

Nettle Plants have been used for centuries as a fiber source. It is an excellent material, and due to the limited treatment, the best qualities of natural fiber. Nettle softens in use it keeps you warm in the cold and does not make you hot and sweaty in warm weather. Nettle scarves do not irritate the skin or make it itch. Instead, the warmth of the skin softens the fiber, so the more you use it, the softer it gets.

The Fiber comes from the stem, and it is very long and strong, similar to ramie. After cutting the stem, the bark is removed and peeled and fiber is extracted.
We source our nettle fiber products from the Himalayan mountain villages in Nepal.