In cold climates, people wear thick scarves of wool to keep them warm. In places where climate is dry, dusty, or where air pollution is severe, people can wrap a thin scarf around their heads to keep their hair clean. With the development of time, this habit has become the fashion of women in many cultures.
In some countries, the preparation of clothing such as scarves is a common trade commodity.
Scarves of various colours are also the equipment of some Australian football fans. The name of the supporting football team is printed on the scarf and the fans will show their waving and cheering in the audience.