Who we are

We are a Newport-based ethical fair-trade business that deals in the design, manufacture and retail of Kashmiri scarves, shawls, rugs, wall hangings, handmade bags, paper machie decor and vintage / traditional Kashmiri handmade jewellery.

We are an independent small business run by me (Rifat Hamid) with support from my husband Aamir Wani.


I am originally from Kashmir and have a PhD in Biochemistry. I used to work as a research scientist and have published various research articles in reputed science journals. However, after the birth of my son in 2016, I had to take a break from my conventional career and then in 2019, I started Kash Crafts.

My family back in Kashmir deals in the manufacture of various Kashmiri handmade products and I always had the passion to start a brand of my own. So, after a little research, I realized that there weren’t any Kashmiri handmade products in the market and that is when I decided to bring the beautiful products that my family makes to the UK.

What we do

  • Handmade chain-stitched rugs, wall hangings and cushion covers.
  • Cashmere scarves.
  • Woollen scarves.
  • Hand Embroidered scarves.
  • Handmade leather bags
  • Handmade suede bags
  • Paper mache decorations.
  • Kashmiri vintage / ethnic jewellery.
Location: / 11

Opening Times

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
    9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Thursday
    9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Friday
    9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Saturday
    9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Sunday
    10.00am – 5.00pm