I’m forever optimistic that as the calendar switches from winter into spring, suddenly the birds will be singing, the sun will be shining and the weather will be noticeably less crisp. A healthy dose of reality tells me this is not the case – the kids and I might soon leave our winter coats behind but the scarf – no way, it’s the passport to transeasonal dressing!
Cabbages and Kings have an amazing collection of infinity scarves (yay for no loose ends!) and leg and arm warmers all beautifully handmade by Sumaq Ruracc artisans in Peru, supporting fair trade. Knits are both chunky and colourful, keeping the cold air off warm bodies and adding instant colour to outfits.
Cabbages and Kings infinity scarves and leg/arm warmers are made from eighty-five percent alpaca wool, resulting in a beautifully soft product. Arm and leg warmers are available in two sizes to fit children aged up to three and then thirteen. A ‘muff’ pocket end on the warmers can be flipped out to keep fingers or toes snug, even on the coldest of mornings.
Infinity scarves are priced US$88 and leg/arm warmers are priced from US$59, both from Cabbages and Kings.