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This larger worker bee scarf measures 180 x 70cm and is a fine, lightweight scarf made from 100% wool. It features our favourite version of the Manchester bee. The stunning mosaic pattern is inspired by the tiling in Manchester Town Hall.


ollie and fred will donate 20% of profit from all sales of the worker bee scarf to the Lord Mayor of Manchester's We Love MCR charity fund.


ollie and fred have been given permission to use 'the Manchester bee' licenced mark by Manchester City Council.


All orders are beautifully gift wrapped in tissue paper and can be sent directly to the recipient. If you would like to add a personalised note to your order, please click on 'this is a gift' at the checkout and enter a brief message (max. 140 characters) in the text box. We will then place a handwritten gift card in the package free of charge. If you are ordering more than one scarf and you would like a different message on each one please email us with exact instructions.


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large worker bee

SKU: 0026
  • product information

    composition & size

    100% wool

    180cm x 70cm


    This scarf has been handcrafted using traditional methods.  This can mean that there may be slight variations in weave, colour and design which makes each scarf unique.


    care instructions

    do not wash

    do not bleach

    low iron 

    do not tumble dry 

    dry clean, any solvent except trichloroethylene




    Made in India


    Manchester worker bee

    Manchester first started using the worker bee as a symbol during the Industrial Revolution and it became part of the Manchester coat of arms in 1842. 


    The bee traditionally symbolised the hard work of Mancunians and factories were sometimes referred to as beehives or a 'hive of activity' in the 19th century.  Today the bee represents a city united and is a symbol of both hard work and working together.

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