23 Oct

Layer Up With Our 25 Favourite Ethical and Sustainable Scarves

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The ultimate all-weather wonder that everyone needs in their closet

Here are our top 25 favourite sustainable scarves, AKA the ultimate all-weather wonder that everyone needs in their closet.

Ah, it’s that tumultuous time of year again that sees us in the throes of those trans-seasonal months with the weather rapidly cooling in the northern hemisphere, and the sun shining everyday down south. Or maybe the other way around. It depends on the day.

Whacky weather aside, when the weatherperson can’t make up their mind and your forecast app keeps flipping back and forth (wait, why is there suddenly a heavy sunshower on my way to the beach?), a scarf is a very nice thing to have. It is a light extra layer to throw on when the winds change, and a great impromptu umbrella when you suddenly need to duck-and-cover.

Here are our top 25 favourite sustainable scarves, AKA the ultimate all-weather wonder that everyone needs in their closet.


Rated: Good
woman wearing a large two tone organic cotton gray scarf from LANIUS

Soft Ribbed Scarf – Ships internationally from Germany

“Love Fashion, Think Organic, Be Responsible” are the maxims of LANIUS. It uses eco-friendly materials, like GOTS certified cotton. All LANIUS facilities are SA8000 certified and it is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation. Warming & stylish, this sustainable scarf is made in Europe and sets a course in every outfit with the elaborate ribbed pattern.

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Opera Campi

Rated: Good

Sciarpa – Ships internationally from Spain

Founded in 2017, Italian brand Opera Campi creates premium quality garments from locally-sourced raw materials. By using a balanced approach to sustainability, the brand makes conscious choices throughout its supply chain and donates 4% of its profits to social causes.

The brand is inclusively sized from 3XS-3XL.

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Rated: Great
man wearing dark grey ethically made wool scarf from Armedangels

FREDAA Scarf – Ships internationally from Germany

Affordable, ethical, and on-trend. Germany’s Armedangels gets a ‘Great’ rating overall from us. The brand covers all the basics for women, men, and kids. Armedangels quality and long-lasting pieces are made from eco-friendly and certified materials, like Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified cotton. The brand also adopted the Fair Wear Foundation Code of Conduct to protect its workers abroad. The FREDAA scarf will help you winterize in style. It is made of organic cotton and wool.

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Shop Armedangels.

Shop Armedangels @ Veneka.

Shop Armedangels @ Earthkind.


Rated: Good
woman carrying black vegan backpack with sustainable scarf wrapped around handle by A_C

Organic Cotton Scarf – Ships internationally from Australia

Born out of a love for design and a commitment to the Earth, A_C’s design principles are based on a circular economy, producing contemporary but timeless accessories. The Australian brand uses an amazing eco-fabric, cactus leather AKA Desserto Pelle. Its entire product range is vegan, and its use of eco-friendly materials limits the amount of chemicals, water, and wastewater used in production. We love A_C’s first-ever custom-designed organic cotton scarf.

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Parker Clay

Rated: Good

Ayzosh Bandama – Ships internationally from the US

A bag that saves lives? You got it. Parker Clay is an American based brand looking to create a future without exploitation by bettering lives and communities in Ethiopia. The brand has partnered with Ellilta Women at Risk program, fighting to bring women out of prostitution by providing a more stable income and safe working environment. Parker Clay also helps preserve traditional Ethiopian techniques, materials, and styles, ensuring that this fast growing country is able to remain close to its beautiful roots.

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The Good Tee

Rated: Great
woman of colour wearing orange infinity scarf by The Good Tee

The Infinity Capsule Scarf – Ships internationally from Canada

Canadian brand The Good Tee is on a mission to be a positive example of responsibly made basics for the whole family, and strives to humanise the fashion industry. We love its infinity capsule scarf with clips that can be worn 20+ ways. Find its range in sizes XS-2XL.

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Shop The Good Tee.


Rated: Great

Munro Scarf – Ships internationally from the UK

Culthread is a UK-based clothing label that offers stylish, practical, and everlasting jackets and accessories from vegan and deadstock materials. Culthread's goal is to make quality coats and lifestyle products that you will want to wear and treasure forever.

Find most items in sizes XS-XL.

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Shop Culthread.

Shop Culthread @ Immaculate Vegan.

Raven + Lily

Rated: Good

Tuulia Cotton Scarf – Ships internationally from the US

Raven + Lily supports local female artisans to create handmade jewellery, bags, and homewares. This US brand's products are responsibly-made and empower communities through fair wages, healthcare, and education.

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Shop Raven + Lily.

Shop Raven + Lily @ Cerqular.


Rated: Great
woman wearing checked sustainable scarf by mila vert

Knitted Checked Pattern Scarf – Ships internationally from Slovenia


Someone in slim fit, white woven dress with tie belt by Mila.Vert.

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Mila.Vert offers timeless, minimal, and chic clothing, adding sophisticated details that give the garments a modern feel. We love this stunning rectangular scarf with clean edges and a unique two-colour knitting scheme.

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Rated: Good
women wearing large red wool scarf from sustainable brand Taiyo

Carnelian Wool Wrap – Ships internationally from the US

Taiyo is a philosophy-first womenswear brand dropping one look at a time. The brand uses a high proportion of eco-friendly materials including recycled materials, and manufactures locally to reduce its carbon footprint. Made in Los Angeles, from 100% virgin wool, dyed with non-toxic dye, each scarf is approximately 106″ long and 18″ wide.

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Shop Taiyo @ Rêve en Vert.

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Rated: Good
woman wearing white sustainable bamboo scarf by Boody

Fringed Hem Scarf – Ships internationally from Australia

Made from organically grown bamboo, Boody is a clothing brand that supports the trend for all things green and ethical. The Fringed Hem Scarf is perfect for wrapping yourself up in on cooler days, and for layering or adding an extra element to your outfit. Find the range in sizes XS-3XL.

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Shop Boody.

Citizen Wolf

Rated: Great

Zero Waste Scarf – Ships internationally from Australia

Citizen Wolf uses revolutionary technology to give you high-quality custom fit t-shirts. It's so confident in its t-shirts that it guarantees they’ll be the best you’ve ever worn. After capturing your customisations, the brand hand makes each tee in Sydney from certified sustainable fabrics like cotton, hemp, and Merino wool milled in Melbourne.

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Rated: Great
woman wearing ethical neck garters by Eclipse

Adjustable Unisex Neck Gaiter – Ships internationally from the US

éclipse creates climate control UPF 50+ clothing essentials and accessories, such as this neck gaiter, perfect to keep you warm on your next winter run or to dampen to help you cool down when your temperature rises.

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Rated: Good

Wool Scarf – Ships internationally from the Netherlands

Unrecorded is an independent clothing brand from the Netherlands that represents a new wave of unisex brands that are rebelling against the nature of fast fashion. Unrecorded is passionate about style, and produces apparel using more responsible materials.

Its range includes items that are all year round essentials suitable for any wardrobe, available in sizes XS-2XL.

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Shop Unrecorded.


Rated: Great
man wearing red scarf by abch

Hemp Throw Scarf – Ships internationally from Australia


Someone in red long-sleeved top by A.BCH.

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A.BCH is a Melbourne-based, Australian-made fashion label for individuals who care about garment provenance. It utilises renewable, organic, and recycled materials.

Find the range in sizes XS-XL, or customise to fit you.

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Rated: Good

Lampa Silk Scarf – Ships internationally from Australia

A pioneer of independent Australian design, Elk was founded in Melbourne in 2004. Elk creates bi-annual collections that are informed by a design ethos where simplicity and sustainability meet innovation. The Lampa Scarf is the epitome of timeless sophistication. Made from 100% pure silk, it’s the perfect winter accessory and can be worn in multiple ways: tied around the neck in a knot, worn on your handbag, or as a hair accessory.

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Shop Elk.


Rated: Good
woman wearing yak wool scarf from sustainable brand Norhla

Neck Warmer – Ships internationally from China

Norlha creates slow, sustainable luxury fashion, made by nomads turned artisans on the Tibetan Plateau. We love this hand-knitted neck warmer in 100% yak wool. With a patchwork of softly textured garter stitch and ribbed knits, it offers cosy warmth and comfort through the colder months.

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Shop Norlha.

Krochet Kids

Rated: Good
woman wearing alpaca green scarf by Krochet Kids

Harper Scarf – Ships internationally from the US

Krochet Kids produces ethically made clothing that creates jobs and changes lives. It uses some eco-friendly materials and is on a mission to improve social conditions for workers. Made in Peru, The Harper is a timeless double patterned knit scarf that will keep you warm and stylish all throughout the cooler seasons.

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Shop Krochet Kids.



Beaumont Organic

Rated: Good
woman wearing organic cotton check print sustainable scarf from Beaumont Organic

Zabrina Scarf – Ships internationally from the UK

Beaumont Organic is a UK-based slow fashion brand that blends simple style with ethical production practices. Founded by Hannah Beaumont-Laurencia, the brand also has its own charitable foundation which supports people in Fiji. Looking to add some interest to your Autumn wardrobe? The Zabrina-Cay check scarf is a great option for injecting a bit of print into your outfit. Made from super soft organic cotton, it is long and wide enough to keep you cosy right though winter.

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Shop Beaumont Organic.

No Nasties

Rated: Great
man wearing maroon sustainable organic cotton scarf by No Nasties brand

Chapone Scarf – Ships internationally from India

A leader when it comes to ethical fashion, No Nasties makes simple and stylish clothing from Fairtrade organic cotton in India where it is actively working to grow the ethical consumer market. Knitted in 100% organic cotton yarn, the Chapone scarf is incredibly versatile.

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Shop No Nasties @ Made Trade.

Seek Collective

Rated: Good
black and blue organic cotton voile scarf by ethical brand Seek Collective

Wayfarer Scarf – Ships internationally from the US

Seek Collective is a line of elevated essentials inspired by the global woman blended with art, craft, and design. We love the Wayfarer scarf, perfect for local and foreign jaunts and journeys. Cut from the softest, lightest 100% organic cotton voile, you won’t want to take it off.

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Shop Seek Collective.


The Ethical Silk Company

Rated: Good
woman wearing cream silk sustainable scarf from the Ethical Silk Company

Mulberry Silk Scarf – Ships internationally from Ireland

The Ethical Silk Company produces scarves, wraps, and loungewear that are 100% ethically made from 100% mulberry silk. For the best temperature regulating, trans-seasonal scarf, look no further than this classic undyed number.

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TAMGA Designs

Rated: Good
woman wearing floral patterned sustainable TENCEL scarf by TAMGA Designs

Eden Scarf – Ships internationally from Canada

TAMGA Designs is out to prove how colourful and exciting sustainable fashion can be, serving up gorgeous, flowy designs that will glide you into colder weather with poise and grace. TAMGA offers a range of sustainable accessories made from 100% Micro TENCEL®, like the Eden scarf.

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Shop TAMGA Designs.

Burberry (Pre-Owned)

Rated: It's A Start

Pre-Owned Burberry Scarves – Ships internationally

Burberry is a British luxury fashion house known for its timeless beige trench coats. The brand has good policies to monitor suppliers, but it still uses exotic animal products. Shopping Burberry second hand allows us to add items to our wardrobe without using additional resources in the manufacturing process, to keep clothes out of landfills, and to (re)discover Burberry's unique and special pieces along the way.

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Shop Burberry @ Vestiaire Collective.

Gucci (Pre-Owned)

Rated: It's A Start
flat lay of pre-loved scarves by Gucci via Vestiaire Collective

Pre-Owned Gucci Scarves – Ships internationally

Founded in 1921, Gucci is an Italian luxury fashion house that produces menswear, womenswear, as well as shoes, bags, and other accessories. The brand has good policies to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, but still uses exotic animal skin. The good news is that you can find many of Gucci's modern luxury pieces second hand.

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Shop Gucci Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

So there you have it! A perfect selection of ethical and sustainable scarves for those of us with weather-related trust issues, that will save our skin and the planet’s at the same time.

Editor's note

Feature image via LANIUS, all other images via brands mentioned. Good On You publishes the world’s most comprehensive ratings of fashion brands’ impact on people, the planet, and animals. Use our directory to search thousands of rated brands.

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