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The original worker bee scarf is a silky, skinny scarf measuring 190 x 35cm. It features our favourite version of the Manchester bee. The stunning mosaic pattern is inspired by the tiling in Manchester Town Hall. The scarf itself is a blend of silk and modal fabric, making it beautifully soft. 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. If you have any questions please email us at Photo credit: Madam Von Shamrock and This Thing Called Photography - insta. Vintage style photo taken as part of the anti-bullying campaign ‘help to stamp out bullying in style’ run by pinups_standup on insta in December 2021.

skinny worker bee scarf

SKU: 0017
  • product information

    composition & size

    55% modal / 45% silk

    190cm x 35cm


    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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