Finding a few go-to places that sell gorgeous, handmade accessories and clothing is always great for shopping for gifts, or adding that extra special something to your wardrobe. Scarves are a hot accessory item right now, and they would be perfect for holiday gifts (or to go with that gorgeous red peacoat you just bought). Below are five places that sell beautiful handmade scarves that will perfectly complement your new winter wardrobe, or make someone special smile this holiday season.
The Hunger Site
If you want to purchase something that will not only look great around your neck, but also do some good, (and maybe give you a bit of good karma) check out The Hunger Site’s shopping page. Not only is everything you will find on this website fair trade, their scarves are also gorgeous! There are many options to choose from, from plain colored scarves, to wool scarves, to silk scarves. For example, the Royal Weave Silk Scarves, which sell for $58.00, will pay for 150 cups of food for hungry people in the United States. Your purchase will help the charities Feeding America, Mercy Corps, and Millennium Promise. Visit the website today to find beautiful, handmade, fair-trade scarves in any fabric, color, or pattern you can imagine.
The online superstore and fashion depot, Etsy, offers thousands of handmade scarves. You’re sure to find one to your liking that also fits your price range on this site. For example, check out the Pumpkin Spice Knotted Crochet Chain Scarf, by Sandee Knits, available for $26.00. This is an infinity scarf, or a scarf that forms an endless loop, which is very in right now. You can wear it loose, or wrap it a few times around your neck. It’s made of wool and acrylic, and it would be great with either casual wear or something fancier.
World of Good
Another great option for you do-gooder shoppers out there, the handmade scarves made available by World of Good through Ebay are absolutely gorgeous. The Lush & Lovely Batik Silk Scarf, available for just $25.00, would be a perfect accessory for this winter season. Pair it with casual jeans and a nice coat for a trendy look.
Overstock, an online warehouse for last season’s designer leftovers, also offers many handmade scarves. Try the Hand-Made Paisley Silk Scarf, available for $23.99. This fair-trade scarf comes in color choices of blue, red, green, or maroon, and is handmade by artisans in India. This gorgeous silk scarf would make a great gift, or a great addition to your winter accessories.
Do it Yourself
If your online shopping has not turned up any handmade scarves that you love, you can make your own! Martha Stewart’s website has a list of about twenty scarves that you can make at home with simple types of fabric and easy to follow steps. Check out the website to find a scarf that fits your fancy, and if there’s one that’s close but not perfect, feel free to alter the pattern steps to make it even more authentic. The No-Knit scarf is a really untraditional option that’s very easy to make. All you have to do is choose your fabric (the website recommends yarn), cut it to the proper length, and tie it together! It’s simple and speedy, and your end result is a gorgeous, unique, homemade scarf.