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Made in France: Létol Organic Scarves Have That Je Ne Sais Quoi!



A gorgeous turban look at The Retreat Costa Rica with my Létol scarf! 

I can’t get enough of my Létol organic scarf: Maybe it’s the unusual pattern combination (my Sophie scarf contains 12 different patterns, plus a giraffe scene!), or maybe it’s the supersoft fabric, which feels so gentle against my neck. Or maybe it’s that certain je ne sais quoi that comes from things that are Made in France, as these scarves are.


Launched in 2011, in a small town in the south of France, these organic cotton scarves are dyed with organic, noncarcinogenic dyes, too. And at the end of the process, each scarf is washed in the famous soap “Savon de Marseille.”



The view from the Yoga studio at the Retreat—where I used my scarf to cover up after practice!

According to the company, “Létol’s scarves carry the ALTER-TEX label, guaranteeing an eco-friendly approach in the French and European textile industry.” How fabulous is that? I love that the company makes such beautiful woven scarves and has such a thoughtful mindset about how they do it.



Enjoying my Létol scarf (and Bario Neal shark triad necklace) at dinner at The Retreat on a cool Costa Rican evening.

Follow Létol on Facebook to keep updated with the brand and buy here. Their new Fall/Winter styles are beyond smashing!

Létol scarves are available at over 150 locations, including these fab stores below:

–       Mag Pie (New York, NY)

–       Tumbleweed (Portland, OR)

–       Four seasons hotel (Miami, FL)

–       French and Italian (Marblehead, MA)

–       Key north boutique (Minneapolis, MN)

–       Figaro (Chicago, IL)

–       Allie Coosh (Dallas, TX)

–       Black Parrot (Rockland, ME)

–       MDF Motto (Cambridge, MA)

–       Mag Pi (Studio city, LA)


I was provided this scarf at no cost to review, but all opinions are my own; I never review anything unless I absolutely love it!

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.