Our ethos here at danuworld is all about caring for the environment and our fellow humans. We firmly believe in moving towards a more sustainable lifestyle in everything we do. That means we should â€˜be the changeâ€™ whether we are buying practical, ethical alternatives to everyday essentials, treating ourselves to the finer things in life or finding stylish ways to keep warm.
Weâ€™ve compiled a great selection of accessories to keep you cosy and looking great. From beautifully soft, luxurious, Irish linen blend scarves, to fairtrade knitted woollen hats and cosy hats and mittens for all the family. You can be warm, elegant (or silly) and ethical, safe in the knowledge that the purchases you make are supporting the planet not harming it.
Whether you are looking for socks to keep your feet warm in bed, hiking or to cushion your feet while pottering around the house. These funky, chunky, 100% rainbow wool socks are a must-have for anyone and everyone. From the young to the young at heart. Handmade from wool yarn in Nepal by carefully selected ethical organisations each pair is made to cover the entire spectrum of the rainbow adding colour and a bringing a smile to your face.
Ideal for frosty winter nights and chilly days they can be worn under winter boots or wellington boots to keep your feet snug. For a great base layer team with a pair of our bamboo fabric lightweight socks to wick moisture and give extra protection against blisters and smelly feet. The bamboo socks also make great dress socks with modern colours and contrasting heel and toe your feet with be stylish and incredibly comfortable.
Or wear them around the house under your favourite blanket, with a mug of hot chocolate and a book for those much-needed self-care moments. Wool socks prefer it if you don't machine wash and tumble dry. Available in three sizes for a perfect fit, these socks also make the perfect present to show you care.
Irish Linen Scarves and Shawls
Our pure Irish white linen is handwoven in Ireland from linen yarn spun from 100% flax fibres. Woven with cotton and merino wool the resulting cloth is soft, strong and incredibly beautiful.
An Irish Linen scarf is a perfect accessory for spring, summer, autumn or winter. The 100% natural fibres including merino wool mean these soft as silk shawls are great for wintry snuggles but equally lovely for throwing over your shoulders as an evening wrap in summer. Or you could choose the gorgeous Argory oats infinity scarf. This linen scarf is toasty warm and neutral in colour so itâ€™s lovely for accessorising any outfit.
Each pattern has its own short story attached. Will you choose one inspired by Glimfeather the C.S Lewis Owls of Narnia, or one of the great scientific minds of Ireland? The Danu Enigma Tyndall pattern, in teal blue and steel grey to honour the man who explained why the sky is blue, is simple, and beautiful. The understated pattern makes it as perfect for wearing over a little black dress as it is for picnicking on in the park.
The shawls measure 70x200 so make a lovely pashmina style wraps and lend themselves well to being an evening cover up so keeping you warm on a changeable summers day.
Fair Trade Scarves and Shawls
As well as our own danu scarves and wraps we have some beautiful fairtrade scarves and shawls from around the world. The stunning recycled wool shawls are handloom woven, wonderfully soft and the perfect addition to your wardrobe. They make a great blanket scarf to keep you snuggly.
Our precious earth's resources need to be protected and preserved, so where a new item is needed, if it can be used from reclaimed items and given a second usage, then all the better. We love knowing weâ€™ve saved resources, wearing recycled wool should give you a warm glow inside and out. The generous size means its perfect to wear over your shoulders as an eco and pocket-friendly alternative to a cashmere pashmina, as a scarf, fashioned into a hood or as a snuggly cover for breastfeeding or to wrap up a child.
The beautiful Sari Scarves with Kantha Stich are also recycled, fairtrade and simply stunning. The Kantha stitch gives the vibrant sari silk a lovely textured finish and the handmade and recycled nature means each scarf is totally unique. This scarf is great to accessorise your outfit, add a pop of colour and give an extra layer of warmth. The perfect scarf for summer.
Scarf tying tips:
How many times have you enviously looked at someone wearing a scarf and thought I wish I knew how to do that. Here are a few top scarf tying tips to help you get the most out of your gorgeous scarves and shawls.
The wrap â€“ The simplest way to tie a scarf is to drape it around your shoulders. It covers your upper arms, gives an extra layer of warmth and shows of the beauty of the fabric.
The neck wrap â€“ Another super simple method that will keep your neck cosy and looks stylish and tidy. Loop the scarf once around your neck, tie the long ends in a half knot up near your neck and pull the loop over the knot to hide it.
The necklace scarf â€“ Create a scarf necklace. It's easy when you know how. Fold a long scarf in half lengthwise (to make it closer to a square). Grab the diagonal ends and knot them together. Put it over your neck, then twist it and loop again.
The French Twist â€“ A very elegant tie. Just fold the scarf in half put it around your shoulders so you have a loop one side and two loose ends the other. Take one loose end piece and pull it over and under the scarf loop. Take the second end piece and go under and over the same loop.
The double-sided twist â€“ Great for if you canâ€™t decide which scarf to wear. Choose two. Put them back to back, loop once around your neck and turn the fabric so you see both sides.
When the sunâ€™s no longer shining and itâ€™s time to put away the baseball caps and sunscreen we have a great selection of woollen hats and beanies to keep you and your children warm this winter.
The childrenâ€™s wool knit pig hat is too cute for words. Designed to cover their ears with plaited lengths either side to knot under the chin. And just so you and your older children donâ€™t get jealous, you can have your very own fairtrade owl or penguin to keep your head and ears toasty. The lovely knitting detail of the animal features is 100% wool, and each hat has a cosy fleece lining. These hats are hand knitted in Nepal by carefully selected ethical organisations.
If you are looking for a classic beanie the cosy, chunky, hand cable knit fold beanie is the perfect winter companion, in a fashionable dark grey colour with a coordinating pom pom to finish the look. And you can get matching fairtrade mittens. Or we also love the woollen knitted hats in Peach, Green or Blue that each come with a contrasting detachable crocheted flower brooch.