Kerchiefs are available in many sizes, designs, and fabrics including soft cotton, silk, linen, and various blended fabrics. Amongst the older generations they were commonly used for personal hygiene by men and women used them to cover their hair. However, the modern kerchief is much more versatile. It is an environmentally friendly alternative to tissues and has found its way into fashion. The kerchief has also evolved into two more distinct products, the Hanky and the Bandana/Scarf.
Hankies are usually smaller in size, made of soft durable cotton, and meant to be used rather than worn and their usefulness goes well beyond the traditional snot rag. Compared to tissues they are much more environmentally friendly and can save you a lot of money. In a situation where a bit of clean-up is necessary they can save the day especially when you have a little one tow. Surprisingly handkerchiefs also make a great gift for men and women alike and are commonly customized with initials and logos.
Bandanas/Scarfs are usually worn as a fashion accessory, larger in size, and come in a greater variety of fabrics colors and patterns. Today’s fashion trends include bandanas being worn as a headbands, hair ties, around the neck, or tied to a handbag to add a splash of color and movement. Men have even hopped on the bandwagon and wear them tied to the belt loop of their jeans or wrapped around their wrist. Bandanas and Scarfs are a very budget friendly and versatile accessory that can add interest to any style.
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