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Burberry Scarf

Burberry Scarf

Burberry Scarf

There is not much that screams luxury like a $5,000 designer scarf. Or at least there wasn’t, before the global financial crisis. Now, less wealthy people are increasingly wearing designer items like Burberry scarfs in an attempt to make the luxury items they can no longer afford seem like a value purchase.

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The Burberry range of scarves is a failsafe sartorial choice whatever the weather, and can be worn to dress up or down any look. The heritage British brand has been making scarves in various sizes and shapes for decades, with the classic nova check, being instantly recognizable as a Burberry signature. Most scarves are 100% lambswool or Scottish woven-wool, but more modern, trend-led fabrics have been introduced into the range, with faux fur, and extra-long designs being the choice for those who want to make an impact.

Burberry’s iconic camel scarf is crafted by artisans at the 200-year old Johnston of Elgin Mill in Scotland. It’s jacquard-woven with the house’s iconic black, white and red giant checks from lightweight cashmere before being washed in pure spring water, combed with thistles found in the surrounding landscape for softness and finished with traditional tasselled ends. This giant scarf is perfect for reassuring warmth on cool-weather days. A Burberry classic.

Leopard and check offers a perfect blend of tradition and modernity, Burberry's scarf features both the label's heritage check and an abstract version of this season's leopard print. It's been made in Italy from warm and soft cashmere and has fringed edges.

Using the Head Office address as the logo on this oversized, silk printed scarf, is an alternative to the traditional check. Crafted from black silk, with white lettering, this oversized scarf comes with inner nylon padding for extra warmth. Measuring 200 x 60 cm, it is made in Italy.

Made in Scotland, the British label’s signature cashmere check scarves are crafted using a multi-step manufacturing method (Source: www.wallpaper.com)

www.wallpaper.com)The brand counts not only protective outerwear as part of its design DNA but also its coveted check scarf. In celebration of this warming style symbol, the label has released a series of behind the scenes shots celebrating the 30-step design process behind the style. Burberry’s cashmere scarves are created in a 200-year old mill in the Scottish countryside, and require multiple manufacturing steps, including a six hour dyeing process to ensure a vivid colour, a teasing process on carding machines that separates individual cashmere strands, and an intricate weaving process on looms which are programmed for each pattern change. A washing process which removes leftover oil from the weaving process is carried out using local water from the River Lossie, connecting Burberry’s warming wares inherently to the great outdoors.

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