Even since the Egyptian times, scarves were worn both as a necessity and as a fashion accessory. The romans wore a linen scarf called the focale knotted around the waist or neck as they could use it to wipe the sweat from the neck and face in hot weather. In 1200, Egyptian girls wore the scarf around the waist, while performing the well-known belly-dancing. Another example of scarf worn as a necessity is it being used by the pilots during the First World War, to wipe the grease from the windshield and goggles to ensure better visibility. As most of the fashion accessories in the Victorian era, scarves became a way to differentiate between the upper, middle and lower social class.
Nowadays, scarves are accessible to anyone and almost anywhere. They are being equally worn by men and women around the neck, on the head or the waist for warmth, cleanliness, fashion or for religious reasons. In Scotland and the USA, tartan scarves are proudly being worn as a statement of a certain clan affiliation. The most common materials used to make fashion scarves are silk, fleece, pashmina and cashmere.
The safety scarves are also becoming increasing popular with a number of our customers as they help avoid the risk of injury at workplace.
What about you? Do you wear scarves as a necessity or a fashion statement? Let us know in the comment section below.