Susan Scarf by Manoosh


The Story


In honor of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in September, Manoosh has collaborated with Susan Poorman Blackie Ovarian Cancer Foundation to create the “Susan Scarf," named in memory of the foundation's namesake and creator, who passed away last year.

After Susan lost her hair during chemotherapy, she wore colorful, artfully designed scarves, which became a source of beauty and strength through the rigors of cancer treatment. Inspired by her story, the "Susan Scarf" was created to empower women with the knowledge of the risks and symptoms of ovarian cancer.

All proceeds from the sale of the Susan Scarf support ovarian cancer awareness and research through the Susan Poorman Blackie Ovarian Cancer Foundation.

The Scarf

Teal –the national ovarian cancer color and the Susan Poorman Blackie Ovarian Cancer Foundation logo color­– is featured prominently in the scarf's design, which was created by abstract artist Marilyn Biles. The artist's oil painting titled "Outcrop" has been digitally printed on each scarf to ensure the colors stay true to the original canvas. The lightweight silk and modal blend was carefully selected to be comfortable for all seasons and large enough to wear in countless different styles.


Who is Manoosh?

Manoosh PainingManoosh was started by three generations of women—Marilyn Biles, her daughter Nancy Guthrie, and Nancy’s soon-to-be daughter-in-law, Anna Wilson—who sought to make art more accessible. The digitallly-printed scarves increase exposure for local artists by bringing art out of the galleries and into the everyday. For more information, follow Manoosh: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram