A scarf, also known as a Kremer, muffler, or neck-wrap is a piece of fabric worn around the neck, near the head or around the waist for warmth, cleanliness, fashion or religious reasons.
Here at Charlotte’s Web we have a passion for scarves!! Wool, Silk, Cotton; Long, Short; Thick, Thin; Patterned, Plain; Winter, Summer!! We love scarves!
Why? They are so versatile! They make the perfect accessory for any outfit. Who doesn’t own one?! Women, Men, Children, heck even pets can wear them! And no snowman would be seen without a trusty scarf adorning his neck!
A scarf conjures up images of warmth, comfort, cuddling up with a hot chocolate on a frosty cold day. But a light chiffon or silk scarf can also be a key part of your Spring/Summer wardrobe.
There are so many ways to wear a scarf:
- Throw on a chunky wool scarf as you leave the house in the Winter to keep you snug
- Use a silk printed scarf to complement your outfit
- Wrap yourself up in a large embroidered or cashmere scarf
- Wear a sequin scarf loose with jeans and a tee
Charlotte sprays hers with perfume when travelling in India, it becomes a handy mask when walking by unpleasant odours!
And there are many ways to update how to wear your scarf. Look online and you’ll find a multitude of guides showing you various knots and bows to try. I could list some here, but I’ve found an amazing site already dedicated to these wonderful accessories, so please follow this link for more inspiration:
Hopefully I have managed to convince you now that you need a scarf or that it would be a perfect gift for any friend or family member. If so, please take a look at our own selection of handmade and loom made scarves from Ludhiana in Punjab, India. From everyday colourful scarves to luxurious animal print boiled wool with sequins.
And if all that wasn’t enough. Here is some history for you: Ancient Rome was one of the first origins of the scarf, where it was used to keep clean rather than warm. It was called the sudarium, which translates from Latin to English as "sweat cloth", and was used to wipe the sweat from the neck and face in hot weather. They were originally worn by men around their neck or tied to their belt. Soon women started using the scarves, which were made of cloth and not made of wool, pashmina or silk, and ever since the scarf has been fashionable among women.
By the middle of the 20th century scarves had become one of the most essential and versatile clothing accessories for both men and women.
The leading manufacturer of fashion scarves used today is China, with India, Hong Kong and Indonesia close behind. The most common materials used to make fashion scarves are silk, fleece, pashmina and cashmere.