Okay people, I nearly fell off my chair with laughter :D, when I read some of the comments you all had to say about our Chicago cold winters and how to dress in it. I am a firm believer in all of it, but I became a SCARF designer, because of all the health benefits received and how I prevented myself from getting those nasty little colds because of how I protect my chest area with the types of wool and materials which I design with.
Well imagine little me, born in Hawaii and loving all that sunshine…then having to adjust to the cold freeze of Chicago. Worse than that, I had to live in my youthful days 11 years in the Sweden (with my parents!) which is as about as cold as Chicago, moreso even though it is on the same lattitude! (remember your geography from school?).
When I became a grown up person, as an artist I became a WOOL scarf designer and pronto! I actually spent some years designing and perfecting the ultimate WARM outdoors scarf for men and women to protect the chest areas, using the best quality yarns that hold up to many more times body heat and yet leaves breathing room for not getting too steamy.
I originally made this scarf only for myself, tested it and after I prevented myself from ever getting another winter cold again, I knew it was time for me to start up a business and sell this “puppie”.
Okay, so I dragged my feet a bit and had a fall down accident that forced me into hand strengthen treatments, before I really got my business going. But anyways fast forwarding some decades, I finally presented my Cherry Belle collection in 2009 and still can be seen at [link broken by moderator] and although there are mostly women scarves, I make them for all people including the pets.