We have noticed a movement within African fashion to include accessories and in particular scarves and not just for the winter season.
We have spotted a few that we really love and wished to highlight to you as you prepare to wrap up for the winter months. Feeling a wee bit chilly don’t you think … especially in London town!
What we love about our selection is that all these are truly African sourced and produced. We 100% support this movement. SO without delay, here are our top 5 ‘African’ scarves (in no particular order) by 5 great contemporary African fashion brands.
Africa Fashion Guide TOP 5 African Scarves
We did a feature on this brand CHOOLIPS showing how they have utilised their statement batik prints made in Ghana, into producing bright beautiful scarves for AW2011. These are great buys with a big variety or colours and styles to choose from. Also shows how the label is growing into other product categories.
A brand set up by supermodel, actress and philanthropist Liya Kebede who was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. As well as recognising the importance of fair trade, Liya also has an appreciation as well as the utmost respect for the art of traditional weaving, which inspired her ethical clothing brand Lemlem. She brings this into her product and most notoriously for her scarves.
One Mango Tree
One Mango Tree uses a fair trade model to provide income generating opportunities for women in impoverished and conflict-ridden areas of the globe. And their first project is now well underway in Northern Uganda. Their scarves are hand-loomed by a group of skilled artisan weavers at Wawoto Kacel Cooperative Society in Northern Uganda made from 100% cotton.
Edun are known to produce a majority of product in Africa including their tee product live EdunLive. Now Edun have recently launched their scarf entitled the “Rainer Maria Rilke” Poem Scarf. Through October all proceeds from the sale of the Poem Scarf, made in Uganda, will be donated to Concern Worldwide US to support Horn of Africa drought relief efforts.
Check out their blog and website for more info and to be updated! We sure will be!