3 Scarves that Make a Difference

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The colors of Slow Factory's Phytoplankton Bloom scarf come from light-reflecting organisms on the surface of the Barents Sea, one of Europe's most untouched ecosystems.

In 2012, New York−based designer Celine Semaan Vernon founded Slow Factory, a niche brand that prints high-resolution digital images from NASA onto limited-edition silk scarves made by a small, family-run company in Como, Italy. Slow Factory’s most recent collection, “Petit Atlas,” is the brand’s first set of scarves made in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund, featuring satellite images of the areas where WWF is most active, including oceans, forests, and bodies of fresh water in Canada, the U.S., and Costa Rica. A portion of proceeds from each sale is donated to WWF (US$55 to $200).

For more information, visit Slow Factory.

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