A YEAR OF CREATIVITY. A YEAR OF GIVING.

In honor of Echo’s centennial, we invited 100 creators to design the scarf of their dreams and join us in giving back.

EMINENT AND EMERGING CREATORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Echo100 creators include designers, artists, writers and more.

LIMITED EDITION, LIKE THE WORKS OF ART THEY ARE

Each singular scarf is printed in a limited, numbered edition of 100.

DESIGNED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

$100 from each sale goes to a nonprofit of the scarf creator’s choice, for a potential $1,000,000 in total giving.

ECHO: A Century of Scarves

It started with a wedding.

The Echo story has always been a love story. With the scarf, with print, pattern, and color, but also between two people. Edgar and Theresa Hyman founded Echo Scarfs on their wedding day in 1923. Theresa came up with the name using Edgar's initials — E.C.H. — and the O from "company," and together, they set up shop in the heart of Manhattan.

They inserted the name "Echo" right into their prints, to remind their printers to take extra care. Over the years, it has become an internationally recognized seal of quality.

Today, as Echo enters its second century, the romance with the scarf continues. Led by a fourth generation of family members and still based within a block of the original showroom, Echo's world has grown to include gloves and cold weather accessories, beachwear, bedding and so much more — all rooted in the craft, creativity, and expressive sophistication of the silk square that started it all.

1920s

Echo's earliest scarves draw inspiration from New York's vibrancy and cosmopolitan spirit.

1930s

Inspired by Edgar and Theresa's international travels, Echo becomes one of the earliest American scarf companies to import fabrics and prints from abroad.

1940s

During the upheaval of WWII, Echo is the most prominent and prolific manufacturer of women’s patriotic scarfs, as well as instructional propaganda scarves with printed messages ranging from how to react in an air raid to sacrificing for the greater good.

1950s

In 1956, the ill-fated ship the Andrea Doria sinks, taking Echo's entire line with it. In a testament to their partnership, Echo's manufacturing partners keep the factories open through the summer holiday to reproduce the entire fall collection.

1960s

Echo embraces the bright, bold 60s, bringing the brand's unique perspective to geometrics, florals, and paisleys in eye-catching psychedelic colors.

1970s

Echo introduces its iconic "The Echo of an Interesting Woman" campaign, championing an approach to fashion rooted in self-expression.

1980s

Under the leadership of Dorothy Hyman Roberts, Edgar and Theresa's daughter, Echo expands beyond the scarf, infusing cold weather accessories and more with Echo's signature expressive aesthetic.

1990s

Echo brings its expertise in print, pattern, and color to the home. Steven and Meg Roberts, son and daughter-in-law of Dorothy, publish the first of three interior design books, "A Home for All Seasons."

2000s

The new millennium brings innovative new ideas, with digital printing enabling new design techniques and the arrival Echo's now-signature touch gloves.

2010s

Echo introduces the Series Collection, highlighting the expressive power of the 35-inch square with sumptuous silk, intricate prints, and hand-rolled hems.

2020s

Echo unveils Echo100, celebrating a century of quality, creativity, and collaboration — and the rest is history.