The Hero Accessory of the Season

Who knew the bandana would be the hero accessory of the season? We’ve always carried them at Threadleaf — and I almost never leave home without one — but we’ve definitely upped our bandana game this year.


 My Terracotta Raw Silk Bandana — a true staple


One of my favorites is from a brand that’s new to the shop, Ecoraw Studio. I discovered Ecoraw while traveling in North Carolina and was taken by how the designer elevated this staple. By using raw silk and hand dying with plant-based dyes, Ecoraw makes beautiful bandanas for every day.


Eco Raw Studio bandanas


Another shop favorite is from Fog Linen Work. This is a lovely, limited edition print made in collaboration with French artist and illustrator Isabelle Boinot. Made from 100 percent linen, this bandana is an easy way to turn an outfit into a look.


Fog Linen + Isabelle Boinot bandana


And, of course, we have bandanas that make another statement. This fun 100 percent cotton bandana from Hemlock Goods has been a real winner this season.


Votes for Women bandana


There are so many ways to wear a bandana — neck adornment, headband, and of course, face covering. Let’s make the most of these hero pieces.



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Nicole McGrew is the owner of Threadleaf, a women’s lifestyle boutique focused on responsibly-made, fashion-forward clothing and accessories. Located in Old Town, Alexandria since 2018, the shop has been recognized by several media outlets, including DC Modern Luxury, Northern Virginia Magazine, the Washingtonian, the Alexandria Times, and NBC News, and has become a destination shop for women looking for the best in ethical fashion.

A small, independent boutique, our focus is on fashion-forward clothing and accessories that are responsibly made with respect for our environment, our suppliers, and our customers. 


102 N. Fayette Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


Store Hours:
Wednesday – Saturday: 12pm – 5pm
Sunday – Tuesday: Closed



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