⊙ Made from 100% soft, warm South African wool.
⊙ Handmade in Africa.
⊙ Cable knit pattern.
⊙ Packaged in a recyclable box as part of our 'say no to plastic' environmental philosophy.
Handmade with love in Africa. Keep your hair out of your eyes on game drives, protect your ears from the cold, and enjoy a chic addition to your outdoor and safari wardrobe with this knitted headband.
A warm layer is a safari essential for chilly early-morning and late afternoon game drives and at night around the lodge. As part of our warm clothing offering, The Safari Store is now offering hand-knitted items to keep you extra-snug on safari, outdoors, and during the winter months at home.
Combining the practicality of woolen warmth with enduring style, this knitted headband is an easy must-pack accessory. In a classic cable-knit pattern in soft wool, it is as fashionable as it is comfortable in city and outdoor settings. On the back of open game drive vehicles, in windy conditions, or on early walking safaris, this is a great choice of winter buff to beat the chill and keep your ears warm and your hair in place.
Expedition-tested™ in Africa and the French Alps - and style-tested in Paris - this knitwear has been put through its paces in nippy African cold and icy European winters.
The wool used for the Thusk™ Knitted Headband adds to the Thusk™ story to make it even more special. Individually cared for by dedicated South African farmers, the wool is derived from sheep reared against the backdrop of African plains - to be used again in African landscapes on safari. Sustainably sourced from this special selection of farmers, the wool is delicately handled from farm to store and into the hands of our knitters where this natural fibre is made into a product you can enjoy whenever you feel a nip in the air.
Wool is a remarkable, naturally renewable and sustainable product. Not only does it retain its shape and softness despite age and stretching, it also has a number of benefits for your health and comfort. With thermal insulation properties, it's both warm in winter and breathable in summer. It is also hypoallergenic - resistant to bacteria, mildew, mould, as well as dust mites.
Nothing beats handmade knitwear made by loving mothers and grandmothers. With this in mind - together with the opportunity to provide an income to women in Africa - founder of The Safari Store, Steve Adams, approached his mom with an idea. The idea was Thusk™ - a range of handmade safari, outdoor, and everyday knitwear. As an avid knitter, mother, and grandmother, Hazel Adams was the ideal person to head up Thusk™ - providing patterns, wool, and a boosted income for a group of local Zulu knitters in South Africa. Made to Hazel's exacting standards, Thusk™ knitwear is designed to keep you warm no matter where your adventures take you - and warm your heart at the same time by helping a group of deserving craftswomen in Africa.
Thusk™ supplements the government pensions of these Zulu grandmothers, who knit at their own pace around their daily responsibilities. This flexibility allows them to meet their responsibilities as family caregivers whilst receiving an income. Each Thusk™ product has a tag with the name of the knitter - a small but meaningful connection to the women behind every Thusk™ creation.
Say no to plastic packaging
Your Thusk™ knitwear is packaged in a recyclable box. At The Safari Store, we are working hard to eliminate plastic from all of our packaging. This forms part of our commitment to a green future and the preservation of the environment, so future generations can enjoy pristine natural spaces.