Jacob's Scarves

We sell scarves to help educate children. and change the world.

We sell scarves to help educate children, and change the world.

Our Story

The Jacob's Scarves story started in 2012, when founder Kiri Berdan spent a semester abroad in Zhongshan, China. She was there teaching English, when she met a family living in her building. The four adults in the family, parents and grandparents, each worked more than 12+ hours per day. Regardless, they could not afford Jacob's elementary education. As an English teacher, Kiri understood the value of an education and knew something had to be done. 

We started selling scarves to reach our goal of sending Jacob to school to receive an education. Since then, Jacob's Scarves vision and impact has grown. We are now proud to say that within our scarf collection you will find fabric made in Uganda, handmade scarves from both Mexico and Bolivia, and a dozen different designs and styles. We also have stretched our goal of sending more than one student to school and are continually growing and expanding our vision and desires for education around the world. 

If you'd like to know more about our story, head to the BLOG tab where you will find insider details about running a small business with a purpose from our founder Kiri as well as style and travel guides written by our contributors. 





Principles of Purpose


We advocate education as a basic human right, a crucial catalyst for the growth of communities and individual lives. 


We sell quality scarves, supporting small communities and businesses whenever possible.

We promise exceptional, personal customer service that makes our customers proud to do business with us.


We believe that striving for understanding between people and cultures is important, and hope to celebrate them through our products. 

People who really want to make a difference in the world usually do it, in one way or another. And I’ve noticed something about those people that want to change the world: They hold the unshakeable conviction that individuals are extremely important. That every life matters. They get excited over one smile. They are willing to feed one stomach, educate one mind, and treat one wound. They aren’t determined to revolutionize the world all at once; they’re satisfied with small changes. Over time though, those small changes add up. Sometimes they even transform cities, and nations, and yes, the world.
— Beth Clark