Scarves are available in different fabrics such as cotton, polyester, rayon, wool, silk, poly-blends, etc. Besides, cashmere, chenille, angora and velvet scarves also make lovely fashion accessories.
Cotton scarves are available in the latest designs and patterns like floral, geometric, paisleys and other prints - paisleys are the most common. Cotton is one of the most practical and affordable fabrics best suited for summers.
Polyester is a type of wrinkle-resistant fabric made from light, strong and weather-resistant resins. Different polyester blends include polyester viscose, polyester velvet, polyester satin patta, polyester tissue, polyester net, polyester burnout, etc. Polyester has its own advantage – it is quick drying.
Rayon is a synthetic silk-like fabric, lightweight and good for daily use. Besides, rayon scarves drape well. Scarves made from Rayon are available in various shapes - square, triangular, oblong and circular.
Woolen scarves are suitable for the winter season. Such scarves are made using natural and artificial wool. Woolen scarves may be embellished with embroidery and beads. Besides, they are available in different floral, geometrical and animal patterns. Most sweater sets come with matching scarves, embroidered or knit, making fashionable winter accessories.
Silk is a luxurious fabric and is strong, soft and lightweight. You could choose from different kinds of silk depending upon the texture and finish – crepe satin, stripe gauze, silk georgette, gauze and satin combinations.
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Silk scarves are available in a host of exciting patterns like paisleys, animals, geometrics, floral and abstract prints. Silk scarves could be embroidered, printed or weaved.
Paisley patterns are in vogue, be it a paisley bandana or a Kelly scarf. Paisley patterns include droplet-shaped vegetal motifs of Persian origin. The pattern is sometimes known as "Persian pickles". The pattern somewhat resembles the leaves of the Indian bodhi tree or the mango tree. You might also find them looking like leech. Floral designs on the other hand, include flower motifs and are extremely refreshing. Designer silk scarves include a lot of geometric and abstract prints.
Silk scarves in different designs and patterns can be used as head scarves, hair ties, hair scarves, beach scarves, neck scarves, etc. Silk scarves lend a touch of elegance and sophistication to the wearer.
Machine printed scarves have fast colors, exciting designs and are durable. These scarves are generally made using silk, cotton, satin, velvet, chiffon, rayon, nylon, chenille, polyester and georgette, with each material offering its unique advantage.
Machine printed scarves in different materials are available in a variety of shapes like square, oblong or triangular, with the most popular patterns being paisleys, animals, geometrics, and floral prints.
In fact, manufacturers and exporters of fashion scarves undertake a thorough market study and identify consumer tastes, in terms of latest prints. Accordingly, scarves are machine printed in different materials. Today, with further advancements in technology, digital printing has emerged as a popular printing technique.
Printed scarves are available in a variety of shapes like square, rectangular, oblong and triangular. You could choose from a range of designs and patterns including paisleys, animals, geometrics, bandhnis, floral and abstract prints.
Paisley prints are eye-catching and mostly appear in bandanas. Paisley scarves include swirled patterns of abstract curved shapes. Paisleys in exciting patterns and designs are available in diverse shades like grass green, hot pink, maize, cool blue, magical red, etc.
Floral prints are good, if you are looking for a fuller effect. Floral designs include prints of flowers in different shapes and colors. These floral patterns are further enhanced by ribbon trims, fringes, fine embroidery and other decorative beads. Floral patterned scarves are in line with the latest fashion trends.
Animal prints include exquisite prints of lions, horses, elephants, cats, zebras, etc. Animal printed scarves are hand-woven, hand painted, embroidered, or machine printed.
Geometric scarves include attractive geometric prints, stripes and dots, and are in high demand amongst the fashion conscious. Geometric scarves can be custom-designed in various colors and patterns. Geometric prints are crafted out of different fabrics like silk, cotton, cashmere, wool, chenille, satin, chiffon, rayon, polyester, etc.
Abstract printed scarves are available in inspiring hues and pleasant styles, with the edges hand finished, flat hemmed, rolled, fringed, or hand rolled. Such scarves are elegantly done in tassels and beads and are made from fine fabrics that include silk, cashmere, wool, nylon, polyester, georgette etc.
Bandanas are mostly made from cotton, cotton blend fabrics and other natural fibers. Silk and satin bandanas are equally popular. Hand-cut and block printed mesh bandanas are also available and these are specially made for high altitude campers. Cotton bandanas become wet when the temperature drops excessively, becoming ineffective at higher altitudes. Hence, these technically breathable bandanas, created out of microfiber mesh, work in all conditions- skiing in the snow, cruising the park, or hiking in the summer sun. The ‘Babushkah’ bandanas are made from 100% Polar Fleece and are considered better than hats for keeping warm. These are reversible, having Polar Fleece on one side and a fashionable fabric on the other.
You could also opt for flannel bandanas which feature flannel, instead of rough cotton, and are soft and cuddly. These are handmade and reversible. Certain manufacturers also incorporate a patented ‘PowerDry’ fabric that aerates the moisture away. Blue, stretch denims are also used for making bandanas that give warmth without bulk. Camouflage bandanas are usually made of green or tan colored Rayon. Micro-suede, Faux-suede and stretch velvet are some of the other fabrics used to make bandanas.
Designer scarves are made from durable, high quality material including silk, pashmina, cashmere, wool, velvet, chenille, angora, cotton, satin, chiffon, rayon, nylon, polyester, georgette, etc. Such scarves, in a range of designs and patterns, define the ultimate in fashion. Silk is popularly used for making designer scarves.
Designer scarves feature distinct designs that are painted, knitted, hand-woven, hand painted, handmade, embroidered, or machine printed in Italian print. Designer scarves are mostly worn as head scarves, hair ties, winter scarves, beach scarves, turbans, neck wraps, etc, and are available in a variety of shapes like square, rectangular, oblong and triangular ones.