Giveaway: Nepali Cashmere Scarf

This contest is now closed.


Recently I was contacted by NEPALI by TDM Design to do a review and giveaway of their scarves and I have to say I was really impressed.  All the scarves by TDM Design are handcrafted using exquisite fibers such as cashmere, silk, bamboo, modal and wool and — here’s the coolest part — are made by women in villages in Nepal.  NEPALI by TDM are giving these women opportunities to contribute financially to their families, fund their children’s education and health care.  One of their tag lines says, “Smart style that empowers systematically disenfranchised women.  Now that’s something we can all get behind!”

Women in Nepal handcrafting the scarves for NEPALI by TDM Design
Women in Nepal handcrafting the scarves for NEPALI by TDM Design
Scrunch Scarf Giveaway
Scrunch Scarf Giveaway

NEPALI by TDM Design’s scarves are sold in the likes of Saks and Bloomingdales and has generously donated a scrunched cashmere scarf (retail $85) that one lucky Cable Car Couture reader will walk away with!  It is a deep teal color, the very color of peacocks, and can be worn in so many ways!  I took upon myself the task of experiment and find some of the many ways this fabulous scrunch cashmere scarf can be worn:


The scrunch ruffle creates an awesome collar-like effect!


It almost looks like a top, doesn’t it?



To enter the contest is simple:

  1. Leave a comment on Cable Car Couture and tell us what your favorite cause is (eg: battered women shelters, save the whales, education for children in far off lands, etc.) and what it means to you.
    If you have multiple causes, leave multiple entries!
  2. Follow @cablecarcouture on Twitter and tweet about this contest!
  3. Share the link for the contest in your Facebook status update.

The contest goes until Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 at midnight!  Remember, if you win, you can always gift it for a loved one at Christmas… or keep it for yourself.  (Which I would do…)

You may also like to know that NEPALI by TDM Design is having a Create Your Own Scarf Contest!  So if you’ve always wanted to try your hand at design and have the perfect thing in mind, now is your chance!  Submit your scarf designs and the winner gets their design created for them!  Contest details can be found at  Send your design to by December 10, 2009.

May the best woman win!

Blog Disclosure: I received free product for writing a review for Nepali by TDM Design.  We honestly love their scarves.

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26 thoughts on “Giveaway: Nepali Cashmere Scarf

  1. That is the MOST AMAZING scarf I've ever seen!! Absolutely gorgeous! And how it is made is so wonderful.

    One of my causes is the Dr. Laura My Stuff Bags. These are bags that police officers/social workers carry around in their cars when they have to remove a child from a dangerous situation. Often these children are not able to take anything that belongs to them. They get a bag, blanket and "stuff" (stuffed animals, coloring books, etc) to help ease in the transition into foster care.

  2. OMGoodness! That's a gorgeous scarf!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!

    My favorite cause is helping the Foster Care Foundation. I really believe that all children have the right to a safe, loving home. I love how they work to strengthen birth families while also providing safe havens for children to go to when in need. We're almost done getting licensed to do foster/adoptive care! Woot!!

  3. My other favorite cause is Operation Smile. I went on one of their medical missions and saw firsthand how their operations to fix cleft lips & palettes truly change lives.

  4. Great giveaway!! I LOVE scarves and don't have anything like this and it would totally spice up my wardrobe! I support all sorts of charitable work but number one for me would probably be adoption. There are so many children that are overlooked out there! If I were financially capable, I'd want to adopt as many as I could. All children thrive on love and a strong knit family.

  5. My cause is nutrition for inner-city kids. Most of us wouldn't believe some of the conditions children in our own country contend with in some of our own inner cities. I didn't believe it until I got involved with an organization called Kids in the Kitchen. Many of these children have never stepped inside a grocery store. Most of their meals come from school free-lunches, and occasionally a gas station. We're teaching these children and their families nutrition in the simplest form and sending them home with the tools and ingredients. Hopefully, this will help alleviate some of the childhood obesity and disease right here in our own backyard.

  6. Sarah-

    You look ABSOLUTELY adorable in the cashmere scarf! I have always wanted to own ANYTHING cashmere! I think you ought to win! My favorite cause is Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.). I have a close 2nd, which I will share below in another post. Have a wonderful holiday!

  7. My 2nd cause is Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.). That has been a great cause to support, and I have been in favor of it since high school.

  8. Hey good to see you again. My cause is the American Cancer Society's Relay for life, my paternal and maternal great grandmothers and my maternal grandmother have all been affected from breast cancer. My father died from complications with Bone cancer, before I knew any of these cases, i had joined the board for the relay for life, three years later my father was diagnosed with cancer itwas then I knew why I was connected with this cause.
    Thanks a bunch

  9. I thought I would share an additional cause that i have recently taken upon myself. I have a dear friend who has seven beautiful children is a wife, mother, night student, and works full time as well. I decided last week to go to her home and help her organize herself, got her laundry all caught up by taking it to my house for her, then did her favorite thing for her I made brownies so her children could have an afternoon snack from mom. I am fortunate to to be able to stay at home so I lend a and as often as I can. Thanks Sarah, I have tweeted and Fb for you as welll.

  10. oh its so amazing!!!!

    I give to habitat for Humanity is a great thing to fund for. They help build homes for people that dont have any.

  11. First of all, LOVE the scarf! My favorite cause is for battered women. Growing up my mom was the director of a battered women's shelter. It became so close to my heart meeting women that had completely started a new life with their children without living in fear anymore. They are my heros!

  12. Love love love this scarf! I'd love to rock this accessory 😉 My favorite charity is One Heart Bulgaria because I've had the opportunity to work closely with the orphaned children in Bulgaria and they have a permanent place in my heart.

  13. I would LOVE cashmere on my neck! The last time I had cashmere I shrunk it in the wash, being careless. My favourite sweater I wanted to turn into a pillow.
    My favourite cause is the education and resources given to poorer third world countries. As I served my mission in Guatemala, we weren't able to give too much to so many children who believed I was rich because of where i was from, but we were able to give simple education to the children. Unfortunately we couldn't stay with them long enough to see progress, but I loved when people would take the time out of their lives to come and help these children. There are too many adults who can't read nor hold down a job, so having education for these little children is so detrimental for the entire job and our future.

  14. I am drooling at the thought of this around my neck!

    My cause is a local one, and a personal one. I make little layettes for babies who have died shortly before or after birth so the parents have something special to bring home with them after they leave the hospital. After making them I take them to the hospital where I had my oldest daughter and where I had to leave her. That little layette was an anchor to me, so I had to make something to help touch other mourning mothers in their sorrow.

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