From Hijabs To Hair Bonnets

Out of the many trends that are coming back, head scarves are easily one of our favorites. Reminiscent of old Hollywood glam, nothing sounds more appealing than throwing on a silky soft scarf and hopping in a convertible. And while the convertible part isn’t quite as accessible, silk scarves are!

Why silk? Silk, as a sustainable fabric, is naturally hypoallergenic, biodegradable, and a natural temperature regulator. Plus, it pairs with almost any outfit!

However you decide to style your silk scarf, you’ll be looking as chic as you are conscious. Just don’t forget your sunnies if you do happen to hop in a convertible, or sunscreen for that matter!

1. Centinelle

Based In | California, USA
Ethics | Handmade silk scarves, BIWOC-owned, recycled packaging, eco-friendly dyes, gives back
Styles Available | Bandanas, medium & large square scarves, skinny scarves
Price Range | $65–$150

Centinelle defines itself as “neon-flavoured icing on the vanilla cake of life,” and that’s absolutely fitting! Originally born in Mexico City (and now crafted in CA), this whimsical brand includes fun, playful, and fantasy-inspired objects in its silk scarves. From beets to pedal boats, all designs are beautifully hand-illustrated and then shipped in recycled packaging.

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2. The Ethical Silk Company

Based In | Dublin, Ireland
Ethics | Ethically sourced silk, fair trade, gives back, eco-friendly packaging
Styles Available | 50cm x 190cm, 105cm x 190cm
Price Range | €60–€80

The Ethical Silk Company offers two silk scarves in elegant ivory. The team ethically sources silk from cocoons after the moths have left, leaving behind is a beautiful matte fiber (rather than the traditional shiny finish). Available in two sizes, this scarf will keep you warm in transitional seasons or can easily be thrown on as a headscarf. The Ethical Silk Company also delivers globally.

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3. Silq Rose

Based In | London, England
Ethics | Ethically made in China, sustainably sourced, eco-friendly packaging
Styles Available | Silk & silk chiffon hijabs
Price Range | £16–£24

Launched in 2019, the team behind Silq Rose wanted to redefine the modest fashion industry and simultaneously move away from fast fashion. Today, this brand uses natural and biodegradable fabrics like silk and silk chiffon for its hijabs, which are ethically produced in the Silk Road of China. With dozens of gorgeous styles and sizes, these Mulberry silk scarves are breathable, airy, and elegant. Silq Rose offers worldwide delivery.

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4. Zitkani

Based In | Ukraine
Ethics | Natural silk, carbon-neutral shipping
Styles Available | Medium & big scarves
Price Range | $89–$170

Zitkani’s head scarves will actually make heads turn! These natural Italian silk scarves are digitally printed to include famous paintings right on them, from “Virgin and Child” to “Irises.” Once printed and naturally hemmed, Zitkani ships around the world with carbon-neutral delivery, thanks to Etsy’s offsets. Reviews praise the uniqueness, quality, and silky soft feel, too—sounds like a triple-win to us!

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5. Boldiva Silk

Based In | Vancouver, Canada
Ethics | Locally sourced silk, Black women-owned, carbon-neutral shipping
Styles Available | Bonnets, turbans, scarves, scrunchies
Price Range | $8–$46

Boldiva Silk is a Black-owned brand in Canada, offering silk hair products at affordable prices. Locally sourced in Vancouver, founder Ajibola typically handcrafts each item with either Mulberry or charmeuse silk fabric. These bonnets, turbans, and scarves are made especially for preserving your natural hairstyles, locs, braids, or curls. We love that you can also pick up “Mommy & Me” sets or place custom orders. Global delivery available.

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6. ELK

Based In | Melbourne, Australia
Ethics | Ethically made in China and/or India, sustainable silk, gives back
Styles Available | Square scarves
Price Range | $139–$149

Founded by husband-and-wife duo Marnie and Adam in Australia, ELK embraces slow fashion in every way. The brand releases bi-annual collections, has a transparent supply chain, and knows each of its makers. Plus, a portion of each order gives back to various causes. The square scarves are timeless, dreamy, and the easiest accessory to throw into your hair or on a handbag. ELK ships around the globe.

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7. Meraki Beach

Based In | Bournemouth, UK
Ethics | Sustainable silk, ethically made in Mumbai, woman-founded & crafted
Styles Available | 1.75 x 1.12m (~69” x 44”) scarves
Price Range | £129.99

For stunning summer silks that will catch anyone’s eye, Meraki Beach is it. This woman-founded brand sought out other women artisans in India to provide gainful employment and fair working conditions. These designs are handmade with shibori dyeing, meaning that every scarf is truly one-of-a-kind. From bright pinks to cerulean blues, you can style these silk scarves in so many ways (and Meraki has some ideas to inspire). International shipping available.

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8. AENEIS Paris

Based In | Paris, France
Ethics | Ethically made in Paris, sustainable silk
Styles Available | Square scarves, twillies, scrunchies
Price Range | £59–£210

Luxury scarves designed in Paris and made in the Italian “City of Silk”, Como? Sign us up. AENEIS Paris makes the elevated, high-fashion scarves we’ve always wanted. Each design is drawn by Swiss-Italian designer Lisa Lubrini, and then brought to life by small family-owned factories in Como. The results are exquisite, with varying sizes and patterns. No matter what you pick, these hair scarves are great for covering up—or showing off.

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9. Olive & Sophia

Based In | California, USA
Ethics | Sustainable silk, natural dyes, carbon-neutral shipping, made in small batches
Styles Available | 21” x 21” scarves
Price Range | $40

Olive & Sophia is an Etsy shop out of Capitola, CA, by Cyndi Reader (Olive and Sophia are her nieces!). Using 100 percent Habotai silk, each scarf is naturally dyed using materials like red pine bark, dahlias, and quebracho rojo. Thanks to the bundle dyeing process, no two scarves are ever alike—so if you see one you love, don’t wait! Sustainable, small-batch, and infused with nature—these are the silk scarves any environmentalist would love.

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