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Scarf Materials: A Guide To Scarf Fabrics Whenever we think about scarves, we visualize a colorful and translucent piece of fabric wrapped around the neck for warmth, cleanliness, sun protection, religious reasons and fashion. Scarves are usually worn to keep us protected from sun, wind or cold, to keep dust and pollution off, to keep us warm during winter, to protect us from the burning rays of sun, to adhere to different religious rituals, or just for the purpose of fashion. Scarf are one of the popular clothing accessories used all around the world. The origin of scarves dates back to ancient Rome, where scarves were as sweat cloths to wipe off sweat from face and neck during summer or hot weather. Scarves come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and fabrics. The fabrics of scarves determine its texture, weather appropriateness and appearance. So, it is extremely essential to pay attention to the fabric when shopping scarves. Alpaca: Alpaca scarves are woolen scarves made from the wool of alpaca, domesticated versions of vicuùas, South American ruminants that live high in the Andes. Alpaca is a lustrous and silky natural fiber which keeps the body warm during cold autumn winter days. Cashmere: Cashmere is an extremely soft and luxurious fabric which is obtained from cashmere goats or pashmina goats. Cashmere is softer, finer and lighter than sheep’s wool. Cotton: Cotton is a soft fluffy fiber which is staple for its ability to be laundered. Cotton is highly durable and lasts a long time. It is a cool fabric and cotton scarves are perfect to be worn during hot weather. Jersey: Jersey is a light-weight, single knit cotton fabric. It is soft, stretchy and breathable and is perfect to be worn during autumn and winter. Jersey fabric is an ideal pallet for beading, studding, sequins, and different types of embellishments. Jersey scarves are usually worn during summer or hot weather. Linen: Linen is considered to be the most breathable among the different types of fabrics. Linen is obtained from the fiber of flax plants and is valued and promoted for its freshness and coolness. Linen scarves are an ideal wear during hot summer. Pashmina: Pashmina is a fine type of wool obtained from cashmere wool of pashmina goats. Pashmina scarves are usually worn during cold autumn winter days. Satin: Satin is soft and glossy fabric made from polyester or silk and comes in different weaves or forms. Satins can vary in thickness, shine, weight and flexibility. Satin scarves are usually worn during cold autumn and winter seasons. Silk: Silk is a natural protein fiber obtained from the cocoon of larvae of mulberry silkworms. This protein fiber is woven into textiles. Silk is delicate and is matte or shiny in luster. Silk scarves can be worn during all seasons. Wool: Wool is obtained from fleece of sheep and other animals including cashmere from goats, fur from bison, wool from camels, and angora from rabbits. Wool is warm and durable and lasts a long time when handled with care. Woolen scarves are worn during winter.

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Scarf Materials: A Guide To Scarf Fabrics  

Scarf are one of the popular clothing accessories used all around the world. The origin of scarves dates back to ancient Rome, where scarves...

Scarf Materials: A Guide To Scarf Fabrics  

Scarf are one of the popular clothing accessories used all around the world. The origin of scarves dates back to ancient Rome, where scarves...

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