Sustainably Chic

10 Sustainable Scarves, Bandanas & Wraps

Conscious ListsNatalie Kay

the perfect accessory when things get a bit chilly...or in lieu of a statement necklace!



Champagne & Pearl Infinity Scarf

Brand: Mayamam Weavers

Price: $25

A wonderful way to dress up your holiday outfits, this scarf is hand woven in cotton in a light and airy weave the weavers call "weave a little, leave a little". You can even find it in a more traditional style if you prefer some tassels to the infinity. 


About Mayamam Weavers: 

Mayamam Weavers are based in Morriston, NJ & are proud members of the Fair Trade Federation. The artisans use weaving techniques of Mayan culture to create their accessories and home goods. The cooperative making up Mayamam Weavers was founded in 2008 in Cajolá, a Mayan town in the western highlands of Guatemala. 


 Black & Blue Border Wrap

Brand: Mayamam Weavers

Price: $44

I like to wear my cotton border wraps around the house and when I'm out shopping. It's like a mini blanket to throw on when you get a little cold. 

More About Mayamam Weavers: 

The women came together to form this cooperative in order to overcome poverty while not having to migrate in the U.S. & leave their families behind. Today, they have grown to 20 artisans, all who are making a fair wage and learning how to run a business. They even have on-site childcare & adult literacy classes for the community.


Cashmere Blend Fringed Wrap

Brand: Thread Tales Co. 

Price: £300

Made from 30% cashmere & 70% wool, this gorgeous wrap is total luxury, and is hand woven by artisans in Nepal. 

About Thread Tales Co.:

Based on traditions and culture, Thread Tales Co. is putting purpose back into fashion. Sustainability is at the core of their business, and they love to utilize the best in natural fibers like; Lotus, Cashmere, Merino, Cotton, Linen, Camel and Yak wool. Their philosophy will speak to any conscious shopper: "Wear Something That Means Something. Buy Less, Wear it More."


Honey Bee Scarf

Brand: Beastly Threads

Price: $100

*use code CHICBEASTLY for 25% off*

The Honeybee Scarf is made from organic cotton, and was designed in Brooklyn, hand block printed by artisans in Bagru, India with natural, non-toxic dyes, and then cut & sewn in the USA. $10 will be donated to Natural Resources Defense Council who is working to reverse the decline in honeybee populations.


About Beastly Threads:

Beastly Threads is full of beautiful eco-ethical textiles supporting wildlife protection and habitat conservation. Each piece is hand-blocked or screen printed in India by artisans. Besides their ethical production, the environment is also considered when dying and choosing fibers {yay for organic cotton}. Best part, every purchase goes to supporting wildlife!! 


 Windy Mantle

Brand: Wild Mantle 

Price: $162

This incredibly soft Italian merino/alpaca blend is perfect for the season transition - and how about this color?! Made in the USA, this mantle is crafted on an antique knitting machine. Plus, the three {functional} Burntwood buttons are sustainably harvested from trees in Maine.


About Wild Mantle

All Wild Mantle pieces are made in the USA under ethical & fair production. Avi, the creator, takes so much pride in every new design introduced in the Wild Mantle collection. Her dedication to sustainability & slow fashion is something this industry is so lucky to have! 


 Asha Bandana

Brand: Anchal

Price: $28

The Asha Bandana is hand-stitched from 2 layers of 100% certified organic cotton, and it's probably one of my favorite color combinations - what they call bone,slate,gold. I love how it is big enough to style a few different ways, and being it's made from cotton, this bandana is ideal for spring & summer {or Florida all year long}. 


About Anchal

A non-profit social enterprise, Anchal is providing alternative careers in textiles to marginalized and exploited women in India. Through design they are changing lives and supporting stronger sustainable communities. They believe 'design thinking' is the creative approach to problem solving, and I couldn't agree more.


Glenwood Summer Scarf

Brand: LoveMerino 

Price: $130

The Glenwood Scarf is made in collaboration with Manuela Strano, an up-and-coming Australian designer. I was instantly drawn to her botanical design that features roses and vines found at the homestead garden at Glenwood Farm. This scarf is extremely soft, and easy to pair with your existing wardrobe.


About LoveMerino:

This responsible fashion brand uses the finest Merino wool which comes directly from their own farm in Wellington, NSW, Australia. Glenwood farm has been in their family since 1898 - that's five generations of farmers! They believe in a holistic system of sustainable land management which {of course} includes the ethical treatment of their animals.


 Poppy Floral Scarf

Brand: Therapy Threads 

Price: $70

*use code CHIC15 for 15% off your entire purchase* 

A truly unique concept, this scarf allows you to take your essential oils around with you for the day. There is a hidden pocket where you can insert your aroma pad, and you can choose from four different essential oils - Lavender, Lemon, Orange & Peppermint! 


About Therapy Threads:

With Therapy Threads, they combine aromatherapy with fashion in order for you to experience the benefits of these oils throughout the day {while looking great}. The name, Therapy Threads, represents two things: 1) Dani's {the founder} passion in providing mental health therapy & 2) The several threads that come together to make healing and wellness possible. 


Dancing Foxes Scarf

Brand: Wyilda

Price: $182

This scarf is made with the finest raw materials which are free from toxic chemicals & a low carbon footprint. Better yet, with each purchase, 5% of profits are donated to AWAJ, a non-profit dedicated to defending the rights of workers in Bangladesh.


About Wyilda:

Wyilda was formed out of a need to make a difference, and continue to show the world's true beauty. Hanna {co-founder} went to school for Fashion & Interior Design while Petra {co-founder} travelled the world learning about Politics and Trade. Petra came into contact with the inequalities many women faced in third world countries. She had a calling to make change, and Petra & Hanna were brought back together for this.



Mangodigo Silk Scarf

Brand: The Batik Boutique

Price: $42

The Mangodigo Silk Scarf is extremely soft {nice & lightweight for the warmer months ahead, too}, and made from 100% silk with eco-friendly mangosteen and indigo dye. Mangosteen is a plant-based dye from the tropical evergreen tree.


About The Batik Boutique

They are an award-winning social enterprise working to alleviate poverty in Malaysia. The women are trained to produce gifts and accessories from mesmerizing batiks made by artisan families in rural Malaysia. The Batik Boutique has a sewing training center which currently employs more than 50 artisans.