I received a message the other day from someone who said that they buy scarves. The message indicated that the person bought scarves from another site other than Fine Fashion Wraps because the scarves at this other site were cheaper. I looked at the other site (lnlclothing.com), it is a nice looking site. Though the selection of scarves is minimal they definitely are less expensive than Fine Fashion Wraps prices. There is very good reason for the difference in price. Quality and material of product!
One must compare the material of a scarf. One must compare the quality of the cloth, how well the threads are woven, how smooth the texture is, and what the cloth is made of. More importantly a scarf buyer must consider what they are looking for. After all a scarf is nothing more than a piece of cloth cut to a length that can be wrapped around the wearer’s neck, shoulders, waist, head, or arms.
Or is it?
In reality a scarf is a collectable item. Scarves give comfort, elegance, color and style to your life. A favorite scarf is like wearing your favorite blanket that wraps around you giving calm by reassuring you that you are beautiful and at ease. Scarves that are from your collection are like having a group of supportive friends always around you.
What makes for the pricing of scarves? Why is there such a variance in the pricing of a scarf? Nylon and polyester are both synthetic materials that are used for scarves. Basically nylon and polyester made from combined polymers that are stretched to a thread consistency. These threads are then woven into the fabric of use. Nylons are mass produced in great volume which drives the price of a scarf down to a very inexpensive level. Scarves made from imitation fabrics are nice when well made however they do not have the carry the same feel and softness of well made natural scarf materials.
There is little that truly imitates the refractive properties of silk thread. The way colors shimmer off a fine silk scarf is an elegance all to its own that is hard to match. The softness and warmth that is allowed from fine alpaca or cashmere scarf is hard to match as well. As cashmere wears the fabric becomes softer and more comforting in its appeal. A fine alpaca scarf will become your favorite wintertime friend.
Cashmere, Alpaca, are all animal based products. They all take time to produce and are hand intensive when making the fine quality materials. This affects the price of the material. The art of collecting and unwinding silk cocoons or the gathering and shearing of the under hairs used for cashmere takes time and skill. There is then the process of spinning the threads and weaving the material before adding the dyes and patterns of colorful prints. All of this takes great time when making that perfect collectable scarf.
It is always justifiable to buy inexpensive scarves. However cheaper in not always better. Elegance and reassuring comfort comes with a price tag. This price tag is well worth the purchase price when you consider the quality of material used at Fine Fashion Wraps. A collection of scarves is well worth the effort and the expense, never mind the shear join of seeing my loved ones face when they receive the perfect fashion gift.