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by Christa Louise $98.00
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These scarves have a airiness that evokes the dreamy delicacy of clouds, but carry with them a heritage that stretches around the whole world. Each scarf is hand crafted from silk, and given a textured border of felted wool. This unusual combination of materials gives them a visual richness, and allows them to be lightweight while still offering warmth—the perfect accessory when transitioning between seasons, or when dressing up for heavily air conditioned occasions.

The scarves are the creation of Christa Louise, a Danish-American designer who eventually settled in Mexico. There, she works with skilled village women, helping them to earn a sustainable living for their families. The scarves are produced with a technique called nano felting, which was developed in Australia and is named after the Japanese word for cloth. And each of these elements, from raw materials to craftsmanship, is woven together into the very fabric of these elegant accessories, allowing you to wrap yourself up in a world of beautiful warmth. Handmade in Mexico.

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Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
24217
Made from
silk chiffon, merino wool
Measurements
83" L x 15" W
Notes
Hand wash gently, line dry, light iron.
  • the maker

Christa Louise

Having grown up in a family of artists, I started exploring various forms of artistic expression from a very young age. When I first learned the techniques used to merge wool to silk, it was like a revelation for me. I fell in love with the freedom of design and the virtually limitless color palette. There is a magical component to this process, which is the reward for the physical exertion that goes into making each piece. It truly encompasses the idea of 'craft' as 'art'. I wanted to focus on creating designs that could appeal to a broad spectrum of customers, while maintaining the integrity of the art form. When I decided to launch my own business, I did it with the idea of providing work for women in developing countries. Mexico was an obvious choice due to its proximity to the US, as well as the fact that my parents retired there, to a small pueblo called Ajijic, and oversee the daily operations. I taught groups of women the process necessary to create the pieces and chose those whom I considered best suited for the job. We have been working together since the end of 2009 and they are fantastic. They continually improve upon their techniques and take pride in their creations. Ultimately, I would like to have small pockets of production in various countries all over the world. I consider it a win-win scenario to be able to teach women a skill that allows me to employ them, which hopefully, provides them with a sense of empowerment through economic independence.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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WATERFALL SCARF
 
4.9

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (9)
  • Quality materials (9)
  • Soft (9)
  • Good length (7)
  • Warm (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • As A fashion accessory (7)
  • Going out (7)
  • Casual wear (5)
  • Formal events (4)
    • Length:
    • Feels too short

       

      Feels true to length

       

      100% 

      (7 reviews)

      Feels too long

       
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (7), No (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Trendy/stylish dresser (5), Classic dresser (3)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (5)

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4.0

one of a kind

By 

from NJ

About Me Classic Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about WATERFALL SCARF:

        Great length, vivid color true to website, you won't see this anyplace else

        • Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Gorgeous

        By 

        from Boulder, CO

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Good Length
        • Quality Materials
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about WATERFALL SCARF:

            I purchased this for my mother and she absolutely loves it. She loves the brilliance of the blues (her favorite color) and the fact that it's large enough to wear in different ways. She's received so many compliments on it already. Great gift for someone else or yourself!!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes, Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Mother
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Item

            By 

            from Big Sky MT

            About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Good Length
            • Quality Materials
            • Soft
            • Warm

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • As A Fashion Accessory
              • Cold Weather
              • Formal Events
              • Going Out

              Comments about WATERFALL SCARF:

              Great

              • Length:
              • Feels true to length
              • Gear Usage:
              • Cold Weather Living
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes, Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Wife
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Valentine’s Day

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good product

              By 

              from St. Petersburg

              About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Good Length
              • Quality Materials
              • Soft
              • Warm

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • As A Fashion Accessory
                • Casual Wear
                • Going Out

                Comments about WATERFALL SCARF:

                Great for casual wear. It is soft and warm. It was a gift and the person really enjoys it.

                • Length:
                • Feels true to length
                • Gear Usage:
                • Cold Weather Living
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Other
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Beautiful scarf and fantastic color

                By 

                from Indianapolis, IN

                About Me Classic Dresser

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Good Length
                • Quality Materials
                • Soft
                • Warm

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • As A Fashion Accessory
                  • Casual Wear
                  • Formal Events
                  • Going Out

                  Comments about WATERFALL SCARF:

                  Great scarf, love the colors.

                  • Length:
                  • Feels true to length
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Self
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Other

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Luxe beyond belief

                  By 

                  from CT

                  About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Color Is Perfection
                  • Quality Materials
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • As A Fashion Accessory
                    • Brightens All My Black
                    • Casual Wear
                    • Going Out

                    Comments about WATERFALL SCARF:

                    My favorite color in a gorgeous accessory.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Self
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Other

                    Comment on this review

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Stunning & Great Quality!

                    By 

                    from Fort Valley, GA

                    About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Elegant
                    • Good Length
                    • Quality Materials
                    • Soft
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • As A Fashion Accessory
                      • Casual Wear
                      • Formal Events
                      • Going Out
                      • Versatile

                      Comments about WATERFALL SCARF:

                      This is one of several scarves I own from this Designer. Every time I wear one, I receive so many compliments.

                      Her scarves are all hand made, designed, unique and one-of-a-kind.

                      I wish I could find more of her beautiful scarves. The colors and designs are just stunning.

                      • Length:
                      • Feels true to length
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Self
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Birthday

                      Comment on this review

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Beautiful scarf

                      By 

                      from San Francisco, CA

                      About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Quality Materials
                      • Soft

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • As A Fashion Accessory
                        • Going Out

                        Comments about WATERFALL SCARF:

                        This beautiful scarf can be worn so many different ways and is a wonderful, unique gift (for yourself or others). Each one is handmade and I get so many compliments each time I wear it. Great to wear with jeans and a t-shirt or with a dressy outfit. Very versatile.

                        • Length:
                        • Feels true to length
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Self
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Other

                        Comment on this review

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        I know this scarf!

                        By 

                        from Cincinnati, OH

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Good Length
                        • Quality Materials
                        • Soft
                        • Warm

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • As A Fashion Accessory
                          • Casual Wear
                          • Cold Weather
                          • Formal Events
                          • Going Out

                          Comments about WATERFALL SCARF:

                          The incredible shading and handmade blending of merino wool felted on to fine silk make this an incredible scarf.

                          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                          • Other

                          Comment on this review

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Wrap yourself in easy to wear luxury

                          By 

                          from Seattle, WA

                          About Me Classic Dresser

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Good Length
                          • Quality Materials
                          • Soft
                          • Warm

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about WATERFALL SCARF:

                              It is wonderful to wear something that is actually handmade out of beautiful silk and merino wool and know that you are helping women support their families.

                              • Length:
                              • Feels true to length
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                              • Self
                              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                              • Other

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                              Q and A

                              When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                              123votes, 28 comments

                              Cassie, UncommonGoods

                              When Sharon presented these beautiful scarves to our team not a person at the table could get enough. We touched them (they are super soft), tried them on (and stylish), and talked about where we would wear them (pretty much everywhere). What do you think?

                              K
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              Gorgeous color, and the dark border makes it pop even more. Like the idea of adding some heft to silk to use when you don't want to wear a heavy wrap or knit scarf. Would wear it myself and give as a gift.

                              Cindy
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              This is so beautiful! I normally am not a scarf person but I love this! Please carry it, I would be proud to say I got it at Uncommon Goods!

                              Marti
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              Gorgeous!

                              Debra
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              I am a scarf person and would LOVE to add this to my collection. So different than anything I have. Hope to be able to buy it!

                              Isabelen
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              Beautiful hues

                              diane
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              Gorgeous color - definitely something I would buy

                              Dianne
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              Very pretty.

                              CARMEN
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              It is beautiful..Wish I knew what it would sell for since that would influence whether I bought it or not. Still, it is very nice.

                              Jen
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              I have a few Christa Louise scarves and they are great! Elegant, material with interesting texture and a sophisticated look. They make outstanding gifts!

                              Ashley
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              Stunning !!

                              Alexis
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              I won one of these beautiful creations - they feel wonderful- easy to wear and had great comments when I wear it.

                              Dick
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              I know these scarves. They're all well made and beautiful.

                              Jen
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              Love this!!

                              Connie
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              I have many Christa Louise scarves and love travelling with them to accessorize. They also make wonderful gifts.

                              Connie
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              I have many Christa Louise scarves and love travelling with them to accessorize my basic wardrobe. They also make wonderful gifts.

                              sheryl
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              Christa scarves are high quaility and beautiful. Always comfortable and wearable!

                              frederic
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              Great product, to be used in all type of circumstances !!! Love it !

                              Sara
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              Son fabulosos. Me encantan!

                              Cheryl

                              Christa Louise scarves are beautiful - like wearing a piece of art - each one is a bit unique. Great for a night out or during the day with jeans and a tee - and perfect for travel.

                              Shellie
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              I love these scarves. The color is beautiful. Can't wait to buy one for myself!

                              Susan
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              These are the most beautiful scarves. I received one as a present and had never seen anything like it before. The colors are beautiful and they are so light I can wrap it easily. I never fail to get compliments. They are works of art!

                              liz
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              STUNNING ! I cannot wait to see the other colors ! A must have

                              Jayme
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              These scarves are like wearing a piece of art. They take a simple outfit and make it and you look stunning and creative.

                              elaine
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              LOVE shades of the blues, so this is a great scarf; it would go with so many things

                              Pam
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              Nano?? I think it is Nuno and I think someone is just the middle man

                              michael

                              beautiful

                              Tamara

                              I don't wear scarves but, this is so beautiful It would make me rethink scarf wearing.

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