The Silk Scarf Story

Little Flower Leprosy Hospital is a small hospital near the Nepali border. After years of helping leprosy patients to heal physically, their team saw a need to further support their patients’ recovery journey. The disease is still very stigmatized in India. As a result, people suffering from leprosy-related disabilities face extensive discrimination. Often, the only way they can earn money is by begging. 

Little Flower’s Dream

To help these patients to recover their lives, Little Flower started a textile manufacturing unit. They train recovered patients in hand spinning yarn and hand-looming silk and cotton fabrics.

We visited Little Flower for the first time in 2012. We immediately saw the outstanding quality of Little Flower’s work! But, perhaps even more beautiful were the strong bonds between the members of the Little Flower community. Little Flower’s artisans live happily together, earning a living that supports their families. Their children are also receive free education in a safe, loving environment! 

Forming a Partnership

Of course, we LOVE what Little Flower is all about, so we are incredibly excited to partner with them to make these gorgeous scarves! To create our Silk Yarn Scarves, raw silk fibers are first hand spun into silk thread which is dyed using natural dyes.

Here you can see silk fibers being spun into yarn.

Then, the weavers of Little Flower hand-loom the raw silk thread according to our design preferences. Once the weaving is finished, the scarves are sent to our Ziyada team, where each scarf is checked for quality, trimmed, tagged and packed. 

Each scarf you purchase has a double impact,  blessing both the weavers of the Little Flower team and our artisans here at Ziyada! Who doesn’t love a double blessing? If you are looking for inspiration on how to tie your scarf, here are a few of our favorite looks!

The Cowl

The cowl is the perfect scarf style to keep you warm during cold weather. Simply place the scarf around your neck and adjust it so that one end is shorter than the other. Take the longer side and wrap it around your neck twice, then tuck in the loose ends. If the scarf you’re using has fringe, you can play with it so that some of the fringe detail is visible.

The Wrap Around

For this effortless look, simply wrap the scarf around your neck one time, leaving both of the ends hanging in front. You can play with pulling the ends through the loop to add some bulk around your neck!

The Classic Loop

This technique is one that can give something extra to your outfit and keep you warm—without taking too much time. Simply fold the scarf in half, place it around the back of your neck with both ends in front and pull the loose ends through the loop. Voila! Now, you have a whole new look. 

The Stole Drape

This drape adds warmth and beauty to any outfit in no time at all! Just drape your scarf over your shoulders and go!

Which is your style?

Tell us which one is your favorite in the comments below! And remember, no matter how you tie yours, you can wear it with pride knowing that your purchase is changing the world for the better! Click here to see all of the different color varieties in stock.

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