Product Review: Bessie Mohair Scarf And Your Chance To Win One!

This competition is now closed, check our competitions page for open competitions.

Our latest product review (check out the Review Centre for more) is of a Bessie Mohair scarf. Becoming more and more popular, we thought we’d check out what all the fuss is about.


In November, the Bessie scarf was product of the month at, which supplied it for us (thanks Louisa) and it’s easy to see why. It’s soft and lovely to touch, giving it a luxurious feel and the sheer size of it means it could be used as a shawl as well as a scarf.

And it has some good fair trade credentials. Hand dyed and loomed in Darling, South Africa, the Bessie is the eponymous product from Bessie Visser’s farm. For the past 25 years, Bessie has raised her family alongside her farm workers, a community now on its third generation. Part of farm life involves the production of Bessie’s luxury mohair wraps and comforters. Every product is hand dyed and woven on traditional wooden looms, using skills passed down from mother to daughter. The continued stability of community life through innovative employment has enabled a school to be privately funded, ensuring all children at the farm have access to an education.


It’s ideal as a present this festive season, you should have seen my girlfriend’s eyes when she first saw it, and all she could say was: “Big, pink, woolly, lovely”. Not quite as eloquent as normal. The scarf is nice and warm and looks gorgeous. It did take a little getting used to though as she found the mohair slightly rough and a bit itchy around the neck to begin with but it’s worth the effort.

And you have the chance to win one! All you have to do is answer this question:
What is the NORMAL price of the scarf at Adila?

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This competition is now closed, check our competitions page for open competitions.

The closing date is Wednesday 19 December.

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