The dominant scarf company in mid 20th century was Jacqmar. Combining Joe Lyons (his nickname) with his wifes name Mary in 1932 aimed at the high end market. Jacqmar originally a textile manufacturer later took the garments offcuts to produce the scarves. Arnold Lever the chief textile designer designed a line of propoganda scarves to boost morale during the second world war the most famous ‘The London Wall’. However Arnold Lever upon returning from the war set up his own studio in 1947.

Richard Allan an employee in late 1050’s bought the company. Richard Allans style were fashionable and stylish. The company was later bought out by Jane Shilton.


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