The Scarf

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  • 100% mulesing-free Merino wool
  • 270 g/m2 – a spot-on weight
  • Made in the UK by Abraham Moon
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Don’t let the draughts get you down. What you didn't want:

1

Itchy texture

2

Too short to actually tie around your neck

3

Wool that pills

4

Drab selection of colours

Now that’s a scarf and a half

UK, you say?

Every production step was carried out in the UK by the Yorkshire wool wizards at Abraham Moon. They’ve got two centuries of experience under their belts, so you could say they know what they’re doing.

It’s a high baaahhh

As you probably know by now, we spend a lot of time thinking about wool, and we don’t use just any wool. It’s got to be top-notch stuff, and this time round we’ve sourced a seriously soft lambswool from South Africa.

Now back to Yorkshire

Once the wool makes its way from South Africa to Yorkshire, Abraham Moon get to work spinning, dyeing, and finishing the wool to a very high standard.

One-stop shop

Not only do they process the wool, but they actually knitted the scarves, too. What a talented bunch.

Weight a minute

It’s important to get the weight right when it comes to scarves. Too light and it’s fairly useless, but too heavy and you’re bound to sweat even in sub-zero temperatures. The weight we’ve gone for here is 270 g/m2, which by our calculations is just right.

Softly, softly

The texture of a scarf might actually be the most important thing. The last thing you want is coarse, scratchy wool around your neck. We knew this scarf couldn’t be itchy or scratchy, so the team at Abraham Moon saw to that.

Tasty tartan

A tartan scarf is a classic. That’s why we’ve made not one but two check designs available: one in always-stylish Blackwatch, and the other in shortbread-tin red.

Or maybe plain’s your game

If tartan isn’t to your taste, then we’ve got plain options, too. You can choose from navy or grey, both of which happen to go with everything.

Fringe benefits

Lastly, the scarves are all finished with fringed ends. It’s a small detail, but those are the things that count.

Winter’s just around the corner

Around your neck

What goes into making your Scarf. The materials have travelled a total of 22,700 km (14,105 miles) from field to doormat.

Raw material

Farming cooperatives South Africa

Washing

South Africa

Dyeing

Moon West Yorkshire, England

Social certifications : SMETA IV, BCI

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Knitting

Moon West Yorkshire, England

Social certifications : SMETA IV, BCI

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Spinning

Moon West Yorkshire, England

Social certifications : SMETA IV, BCI

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Garment make

Moon West Yorkshire, England

Social certifications : SMETA IV, BCI

Transport

Road Transport

Extra soft on the skin. What about the environment?

Our aim is to always give you as much information as possible on the clothes we make so you can make an informed decision before preordering. This includes the environmental impact of each Scarf we produce expressed in simple terms that we can all easily understand. There’s no point hiding from it.

6.2 kg

of CO2 emitted

Equivalent to 65 km (40 miles) travelled by car.

5.4 g

of phosphor released in the water

Equivalent to growing 91 kg of potatoes.

52 MJ

energy depletion

Equivalent to 17 h heating (avg. flat)

No naff colours here

Navy

Need we say more?

NO SWEAT !

Delivery costs

We deliver worldwide. For orders in selected European countries including the UK, we charge a flat fee of 6 € irrespective of how many pieces of the same item you order. For deliveries to the rest of the world, the cost is calculated on the weight and destination automatically at checkout.

Easy to change your size

If you get the wrong size, fear not, we accept returns and exchanges. For orders in Europe, these are free. For countries in the rest of the world, we ask you to pay the return cost and we will take care of the cost of sending out an exchange. Just log into your Asphalte account and we’ll get that sorted.

It's a risk-free investment

Sure, we work hard on our products, but we won’t take it personally if, for whatever reason, you change your mind about the item you’ve preordered. We’re all friends here, you can be honest with us. So long as the item is in its original condition, with tags and packaging intact, you can send it back to us for a full refund. No worries.

The Team

Asphaltebegan life back in 2016, just four people with a bit of experience in fashion and a simple enough aim: making good quality clothes in a low-impact way. Things started off smoothly enough, and we were picking up a bit of momentum, but something was missing. The idea for Asphalte didn’t really come together until we got our pals on the blower and asked them, ‘Hey, what do you want us to make?’ We didn’t realise it at the time, but this was the turning point. If Asphalte were a scientific discovery, this would be called the ‘eureka!’ moment. If it were a comic book, this was the part where we get bitten by a radioactive spider.

It might not seem like a revolutionary idea. That’s because it isn’t, really. But fast forward 5 years and asking our friends what they wanted has turned into sending you lot our biannual questionnaires, and using your feedback to determine what we release. And that’s our secret weapon. It’s how we make what you want for a good price, and keep waste to a minimum.

Today our team is a bit bigger than four people. In fact, there are 64 of us now. We used to be based in Paris, but now we’ve moved out to greener pastures down in Bordeaux. Besides that, we’re still working in much the same way as when we first started, with the same ideas about quality, sustainability and our customers leading the way.

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