About Halsduk

Unique scarves & kimonos, sustainable Dutch Design & Craftsmanship with a Scandinavian touch.

"Designed to look great long after the seasonal trend is dead"

Halsduk by Esmee is a valued fashion label that designs and sells unique scarves & kimonos. Sustainable Dutch Design & Craftsmanship with a Scandinavian and Japanese touch. Scandinavia for its nature and colorfulness, Japan for its serenity. These 2 in combination with my own style and view on fashion form a timeless product.

Halsduk is Swedish for scarf

The scarf is where Halsduk started and where I, Esmee, discovered my love for kimonos. After 20 years of working in our family business I decided to make a career switch and follow my passion and love for creating my own collection of scarves & kimonos.

“The purpose of my designs is to symbolize self-confident women who like to distinguish themselves, just like me.”

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“We not only care about materials, we also care about you”

Esmee Markhorst

Esmee Markhorst

I am Esmee, 48 years old, and since 2016 I am building my dream as the owner and designer of an exclusive and sustainable Dutch brand for scarves and kimonos.

I see myself as a pioneer in the field of sustainable fashion. Because I do it my way, without being influenced by fashion trends.

I create timeless products that travel with time and the seasons. Timeless in combination with style and elegance. Also wearable for different occasions. You can wear my pieces as exuberant or simple as you like. You choose the way and how you combine them. The endless combinations you can form with them, I am such a fan of that myself.

To create what I have in mind, I work together with several Dutch top ateliers. This way I have a very good picture of how my products are made, who makes my products and what the working conditions are. Because the production takes place in my own country, I can switch efficiently and very quickly.

The materials I work with are mainly natural materials, such as silk, cashmere and merino wool. But also recycled materials, such as recycled cotton and recycled denim. All products are made in small editions, limited editions or unique pieces. This way, each item gets the attention it deserves and you will have years of wearing pleasure from your Halsduk. That’s a promise.

My goal is to reach those who choose for sustainable and fair production. Lovers of exclusive and high quality products, anywhere in the world.