In cold climates, people wear thick woolen scarves to keep them warm. In places where climate is dry, dusty, or polluted by air, one can wrap a thin scarf around the head to keep the hair clean. With the development of time, this habit has become a trend of many women in the culture of clothing.
In some countries, the production of clothing such as scarves is a common trading commodity.
Scarves of all colours are also the utensils of some Australian football fans. The scarf is stamped with the name of the supporting football team and fans will be waving and cheering in the auditorium.