When you think about it, the scarf is one of the most versatile items of clothing, from keeping your neck warm, to sashaying down the catwalk.
The scarf was first worn by an Egyptian queen. Ever practical, Roman soldiers sported them to wipe away dirt. Chinese warriors wore them to differentiate the ranks. Later, the same system was used by the military, silk for officers, cotton for the lower ranks.
Hermes took over in 1837 with the first ready-to-wear graphic silk scarf.
Our infinity and classic scarf collections are either made locally or sourced from fair trade members.
We support fairly sourced and traded products from all over the world.
Our high quality, classic fair trade scarves are from India, with all the colour and material panache you would expect from that vibrant corner of our planet.
Fair trade started in the 1940s in the United States, with organisations trading with poor communities. The first “Fair Trade” shop opened in 1958 in the USA.
The fair trade movement spread throughout the world. It involved many separate organisations, all with the one primary goal: to lift producers in the developing world out of poverty, to improve local working conditions and to prevent worker exploitation.
There are now millions of farmers and workers across more than 73 countries benefitting from fair trade.
Made locally in The Wirral
At Chemist & Co, we strive to support local businesses. After all, we are also a small local business!
Our beautiful infinity scarves are hand-made in Hoylake.
The infinity scarf is quite a new twist in scarf design development.
The name comes from the single piece of fabric it is made from, so you can wear the scarf like a necklace. Wear loosely for self-expression, or double it over for a close fit to keep you warm.
Just so you know, Oprah Winfrey listed the infinity scarf as one of her favourite things.
Our infinity scarves are made from 100% organic cotton, so totally on-brand for Chemist & Co.
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