scarf: c/o Emzeg Steppe top: thrifted jeans: forever 21 earrings: flea market boots: old ModCloth
The weather for layering is here. In other words, I am wearing scarves and sweaters constantly! I am thrilled because fall is my favorite season, however I am hoping we still get a few sunny autumn days before winter.
This scarf is definitely one of my new favorite things. I first found out about Emzeg Steppe last year, it is a Pittsburgh centered fashion brand. It was launched in 2013 by Jon Hetts, whose the inspiration came from his time in Mongolia while in the Peace Corps.
Long story short, while he was in Mongolia he developed a partnership with a female-run, socially responsible cashmere production facility. The highest cashmere in the world has a fiber length of 34-36 mm (the longer the better), but his Mongolian business partner’s cashmere has an average fiber length of 41.3 mm. This makes Emzeg Steppe’s scarfs, shawls and cardigans durable — so durable they are considered “Heirloom,” which refers to items of such high quality they can be passed down from generation to generation.
Not only is this piece super high quality and perfectly made, but it is the coziest thing ever. I literally haven’t taken it off.
P.S. Pittsburghers! He has a cart at the Ross Park Mall between forever 21 and BCBG, check it out!