25 Oct

Our Top 7 Favourite 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 7 favourite sustainable scarves, AKA the ultimate all-weather wonder that everyone needs in their closet.

No Nasties

Rated: Great

Sagitta Scarf – Ships internationally

A leader when it comes to ethical fashion, No Nasties makes simple and stylish clothing from Fairtrade organic cotton in India where they are actively working to grow the ethical consumer market. This adorable cat-print scarf is made from 100% organic cotton jersey and is lightweight enough to wear all year round.

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Shop No Nasties @ Ecoture.

Ichcha

Rated: Good

Green Mountain Scarf – Ships to Australia

Ichcha works with artisans in India to produce traditional handmade scarves and homewares. The brand reduces its carbon footprint by hand-manufacturing its products and using natural plant-based dyes. This gorgeous green mountain scarf is made of 25% silk and 75% cotton, and is nice and big so you can wear it as a wrap for extra warmth.

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Filippa K

Rated: Good

Corinne Scarf – Ships internationally

Filippa K was built in Stockholm in 1993, on a backbone of entrepreneurial strength focused on style, simplicity and quality. It uses some eco-friendly materials and recycles off-cuts created during the manufacturing process. This soft classic scarf is made with wool from non-mulesed sheep and cashmere, perfect for seasonal shifts.

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Jyoti – Fair Works

Rated: Good

Somila Schal – Ships to Europe

For those living in Europe, you’re lucky enough to be able to get your hands on the beautiful 100% GOTS cotton products created by Jyoti. Truly embodying ethical fashion practices, this company provides employment for people from marginalised or disadvantaged groups in India, uses only organic cotton in production, and no animal products! The neutral spice colour of this beauty means that it will go well with anything.

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Passion Lilie

Rated: Great

Black and Grey Timeless Ikat Scarf – Ships internationally

Passion Lilie creates affordable, ethical fashion for men and women using traditional techniques to provide dignified employment to artisans in India. This luxurious hand-loomed ikat scarf is 100% cotton, in timeless black and grey.

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Fair Indigo

Rated: Good

Fountainhead Cotton Wool Scarf – Ships internationally

Sustainable. Fairly made. Forever in fashion. This US-based brand creates long lasting, low impact clothes that will keep you looking and feeling great for years to come. This colourful cotton and wool scarf was handmade in a family workshop in India that is carrying on traditional textile arts while enabling artisans to earn a living wage.

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People Tree

Rated: Great

Leaf Motif Scarf – Ships internationally

Sustainable fashion pioneer and leader People Tree is a ‘Great’ ethical brand and one of our favourites. The brand uses eco-friendly materials and addresses labour risks by adopting the Fairtrade International – Small Producers Organisations Code of Conduct. How cute is this hand-knitted wraparound scarf in buttercup yellow?

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So there you have it! A perfect selection of ethical 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 Filippa K, all other images via brands mentioned. To support our work, we may earn a commission on sales made using our offers code or affiliate links.

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