Our story begins in the old Scribner's Bookstore on 5th Avenue in Manhattan where Anne spent quiet hours immersed in the scene. While admiring the great books, words and illustrations, she thought,
"I wish I could wear that..."
Anne spent her career working with textiles. In 1988, the bookstore closed but her dream of bringing literature and luxury together expanded. Today, Archivie scarves prize great minds from all walks of life, history, and fiction.
Our aim is to add wit to what women wear.
All silk scarves are made in America using state of the art digital printing methods and old world color soaking techniques. Digital printing is celebrated by the environmentally conscious because of its efficient, low waste process. We are thankful for our digital lab partners in NYC, their expertise is invaluable.
Printed on the highest quality silk habotai, crepe de chine, chiffon, and silk/ cashmere blends. Each scarf is finished with a signature triple thread edge, creating modern lines for a more fluid drape.
Why the name Archivie? To 'archive' is to collect, 'vie' is French for life - our desire is to wrap a person up in meaningful finery, be it inspiration, the love of words, beauty, intrigue, nostalgia, laughter.
The Archivie team is an inspiring and innovative bunch. We work with artists to create our exclusive designs. We buy vintage textiles and reinterpret old book illustrations in our work. And we hunt the world for scarves that we love. Special projects find us and we most enjoy creating limited edition scarves for an event, fundraiser or cause.