Wild Mantle

Hooded Scarf

American Mill

Knitted in an antique mill in the Colorado Rockies, these hooded scarfs weave together soft, super fine Alpaca and Merino wool in a lush, comfy design.

Maker Avi Loren Fox is committed to creating something beautiful that also upholds high standards of social and environmental transparency—from the B-corporation manufacturing
down to the sustainably sourced wood for the buttons.

Seamlessly hood up to step outside, or wear Wild Mantle draped like a cowl scarf indoors. The chunky knit material keeps your core warm and doubles as a cute accessory when you’re inside.

Besides looking good and feeling bundled, you’ll be supporting a company that sincerely cares about the environment and the people it employs.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Avi Loren
    Avi Loren

    Hello Grommet fans! I’m Avi Loren Fox, Founder & Designer at Wild Mantle. My product is an iconic hooded-scarf, or "mantle" that turns anything you're wearing into a cozy hoodie. Our customers tell me "it feels like a hug!" The word mantle means a loose fitting hood or cloak, and one's role or responsibility in the world. Our mantles are designed to bring you comfort and nurture your confidence as you discover and take up the mantles of your own life. I'm so excited to be here today to talk about empowerment, sustainability, adventure...and all other things Wild Mantle!

  • Avi Loren
    Avi Loren – Special Guest
    10/12/2016 9:57 AM

    Hi everyone, so excited for launch day! My name is Avi, I'm the founder and designer behind the Wild Mantle.

  • Ronald
    10/12/2016 11:43 AM

    @Avi Loren Hi Avi, What is the difference between the ALPACA HOODED SCARF & THE WINDY HOODED SCARF?

  • Avi Loren
    Avi Loren – Special Guest
    10/12/2016 11:49 AM

    @Ronald Hi Ronald! The Alpaca is a double layer - the outside is 100% superfine peruvian alpaca knit and the inside is a supersoft fleece liner. The Windy is a single layer without a liner.

  • michelle
    10/12/2016 11:50 AM

    Items seem to be extremely expensive.

  • Avi Loren
    Avi Loren – Special Guest
    10/12/2016 11:55 AM

    @michelle Yes - it does have a lot of value in it! I've selected the finest materials I could find so that it lasts a long time - and also choose to pay fair wages and make them in the USA. So, the price is a reflection of this.

  • Cathie
    10/12/2016 12:01 PM

    How does the lined mantle effect the loose look? Is the neck drape of the mantle also lined?

  • Avi Loren
    Avi Loren – Special Guest
    10/12/2016 12:12 PM

    @Cathie Hi Cathie, the Alpaca is lined in both the neck and the hood. The windy doesn't have a liner in either. The lined Alpaca is designed to still have a nice loose look even though it has a liner. The Alpaca is a very fine yarn and it drapes nicely. You can also have the knit sit around your neck a few different ways to achieve the style you want (more bunched up or draped) does that help?

  • Gregory
    10/12/2016 12:29 PM

    @Avi Loren When will the price decrease??? Thanks, GAR

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/12/2016 1:04 PM

    Hi Gregory, that's sort of a complicated question. One of the big reasons we fell in love with Wild Mantle was the premium materials they used and the approach they take to business in making them in the USA and paying fair wages. That comes at a price, but we feel it's worth supporting if possible.

    As with any young business, support from community members and Retailers as well as the price of the materials used will cause the biggest fluctuation in price. Materials are hard to control, but if you're interested you can do your part by sharing the story and products of Wild Mantle. It's just one pebble you can throw to start a ripple effect.

  • Avi Loren
    Avi Loren – Special Guest
    10/12/2016 1:50 PM

    @Mike thanks for answering that question so perfectly! Gregory - if you have any other questions let me know.

  • Richard
    10/12/2016 2:07 PM

    @Avi Loren As a male potential user, I am/was intrigued by the design and beauty. For us in Oregon, with some property to care for even with the weather does not cooporate with our desires, I wear a warm hat and a knit scarf along with my jacket to keep warm while working. This item looks like it would fit the bill just fine - and maybe even look good on my 82 year old body. But the price is out of my league...for now.

    Dick Sherman, an interested potential customer

  • Avi Loren
    Avi Loren – Special Guest
    10/12/2016 2:13 PM

    @Richard hi Dick, so fun you are in Oregon! My parents lived there before I was born and I always think of it as my "almost home." You are right that the mantle would fit the bill for your needs outdoors. One of our customers is a lighthouse keeper in the upper peninsula of Michigan and raved about the function - and loved the style (he is an older gentleman). To learn more about the pricing of the product, scroll down a little in the comments till you see my really long response to someone else's inquiry. If you decide to get one, I think you will be happy because it will be something that will last you years and even generations, the mantles are built to be a staple garment that never goes out of style and can stand the test of time. I hope you'll continue to follow us on the grommet and consider supporting our efforts to turn the garment industry towards quality rather than quantity. Do you have any other questions, let me know! :-)

  • Susan
    10/12/2016 12:27 PM

    Looks lovely but too pricey. I'm sure the materials are the finest quality but the price is prohibitive for me. I've seen similar hoods made in wool that are a lot more reasonably priced.

  • Bev
    10/12/2016 12:45 PM

    @Susan why can't I find the price of this and other featured items? Also, don't see where to order? What am I'm,issuing?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/12/2016 12:46 PM

    Hi Bev, you can see the price of each hooded scarf underneath the video and if you'd like to purchase, simply click the photo and add the product to your cart. Let us know if the problems persist.

  • Mary
    10/12/2016 1:28 PM

    These are truly beautiful. I would love to get one for me, my daughter and my mom. I simply cannot afford one, much less one for my daughter and my mom.

    I do realize they are made from the finest materials, made in the USA, and you are paying fair wages. Great product just out of my budget. Good Luck in your business. They are truly beautiful. Mary

  • Avi Loren
    Avi Loren – Special Guest
    10/12/2016 1:59 PM

    @Mary @Bev @Susan thanks for all your lovely words about the mantles! In college, I studied sustainability and learned a lot about the impact that mass manufacturing was having on our world - from environmental pollution to awful working conditions and wages to clothing that fell apart.

    When I made my first hooded scarf and discovered others wanted one, too, I decided I would start the company, but made a promise to myself that I would only do it if it was in a way that helped to remedy the above problems in our world - not perpetuate them.

    Our price is dictated by all of the little choices I have made along the way to produce a high-quality product that is made with love by people who are paid fairly. I would rather sell a scarf for $300 that will be passed from generation to generation, than $20 made in China scarves that only last a year then have to be replaced.

    Another part of the problem is that we've become so accustomed to cheap things priced really low so it can be hard to realize the true cost of making a quality item.

    I understand it can be a lot, but to me the mantle is more than just a luxury, it's my attempt to change our value system and leave a positive ripple effect rather than negative impact when it comes to sustainability. If it's not for you, it's not for you, and I understand that. But nonetheless, I really appreciate your comments and appreciation for my work! Thanks for coming out and joining the conversation :-) If you have any other questions I'm here .

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