Facebook has recently become a popular platform for newly formed hijab companies to sell their products. Chic Hijabs is one such store. I first came across them at the SnS 2011 event last November, and if you follow Hijab Style on Twitter/Facebook, you may remember the photo of the cupcake pincushion which I purchased from the Chic Hijabs stall.
The scarves that Chic Hijab sell are handmade, in the sense that the team source their own fabrics and then cut and hem them. This means most of their hijabs are available in a limited quantity. The girls recently sent me three hijabs from their Winter Collection to review; Rose Bud, A Spot of Velvet (in blue); and Midnight Rose (blue) .
The scarves arrived within one day of posting, which is pretty impressive. They were packaged inside plastic purple bags, and each scarf wrapped in black tissue paper, with a sprinkling of silver star confetti, of course!
A Spot of Velvet is a lightweight chiffon scarf embossed with small, navy blue velvet dots. Two other two scarves are made in similar fabrics; a medium-weight, printed poly-cotton blend. The scarves had all been neatly hemmed with a double fold but I prefer to fold the edge of the scarf over to hide this. Each scarf also had a little signature Chic Hijabs ribbon bow sewn onto one corner:
The scarves are quite large, and measure as follows: A Spot of Velvet (180 x 80cm), Rose Bud (175 x 60cm), Midnight Rose (185 x 60cm). They provide enough fabric to just about wrap around twice. The Spot of Velvet is quite sheer and soft, but because of the textured nature of the fabric, it doesn't slip when worn. The other two scarves are soft, yet have enough thickness to create peaks and folds, and retain their shape. Their fabric is opaque and sturdy enough to handle pins. The prints themselves are bright and vivid, and so would look best worn with a plain outfit.
The scarves are generously sized, and are comfortable to wear. They have a wide variety of unusual and quirky prints available, though most are probably not for the faint hearted! Personally I'd like to see more product information such as size and fabric available on the Facebook page, but was otherwise impressed with the customer service and attention to detail.