Layer Up With Our 14 Favourite Ethical and Sustainable Scarves - Good On You
23 Oct

Layer Up With Our 14 Favourite Ethical and Sustainable Scarves

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 14 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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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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Rated: Great
woman wearing checked sustainable scarf by mila vert

Knitted Checked Pattern Scarf – Ships internationally from Slovenia

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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Taiyo @ Rêve en Vert

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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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 & 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-XL.

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Rated: Good
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
woman holding multicoloured 100% silk scarf by ethical brand Elk

Klare 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 Klare 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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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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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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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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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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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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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: Great
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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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 the Directory to search more than 2,500 brands. To support our work, we may earn a commission on sales made using our offer codes or affiliate links.

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