Thinking of others is part of the mystique of Valentine’s Day. Ever since we first exchanged Valentine’s cards in elementary school the idea of sharing has been with us for this holiday. Now, as adults, we have the opportunity to take the idea much farther. Not only can we share a beautiful, loving statement with someone close to us, we can also use the opportunity to support a community of artisans that produces fine handmade scarves.
Red scarves show our loved one that our passion is there. The fair trade logo shows them something else– that we care about our planet. Our gift to our loved one becomes all the more special when we are striking a note of love in harmony with a note of caring for our planet. In order for a producer to meet the requirements of the Fair Trade Federation the producers must be compensated fairly and be given appropriate power to negotiate. Sustainability is the ultimate goal. So education for children, health, free time and family time are valued. Therefore, the fair trade scarves represent much more than a quick purchase for Valentine’s Day.
Whether you choose red scarves, pink or even black scarves, you have many ways to explain your love for someone if you have considered a bigger picture. Moreover, the beautiful handmade red scarves or black scarves are of heirloom quality. These gorgeous pieces are as much pieces of art as apparel. They are something to cherish, and they deserve a place outside of the closet so they can be appreciated even more.
Certain fashion themes resonate especially well, including the ideas that red stands for love and solid colors stand for solid values. Gorgeous red scarves can show love especially well; and solid white or black scarves can tie an outfit together with a solid stroke of inspiration. We can even combine the two ideas. For instance, if we choose black scarves to outline a red outfit the effect can be especially stunning. Look through the images in fashion sites or magazines and think of the many stylish ways red and black or red and white can work together. Personally, I am quite fond of red and black. Maybe it is just my own take on the perfect Valentine’s look.