Hair Scrunchies

Hair Scrunchies

Towards a circular textile eco-system

Our hair scrunchies were born out of a need to reduce and eliminate textile waste during production. While all our products are sized and designed to reduce wastage of fabric, we are still left with a small percentage of fabric pieces that we need to use more creatively ! We don’t consider small pieces of fabric as waste but as an untapped potential resource for which we are continuously exploring useful options. We also don’t use the term upcycled !

The other factor that we looked at while designing our scrunchies was that we wanted them to be 100% plastic free. So we replaced the conventional polyester elastic with natural rubber latex elastics. This makes our scrunchies not only 100% plastic free but also compostable at the end of their life.


Scrunchies in hand block printed cotton with natural dyes

These scrunchies are made from end fabrics we use to make our Furoshiki wraps and handkerchiefs. These are made from natural dyed hand block printed cotton fabric.

You will find them in four vibrant colour themes of madder red. mustard yellow, indigo blue and black & white with fun patterns.

Scrunchies in 100 % Hemp Fabric

These scrunchies are made from end fabrics we use to make our 100 % hemp aprons and tea towels and other home and kitchen linens.

Available in 6 solid earthy colours, these are great to pair with any outfit. Extremely durable, these will get softer after washing.

Scrunchies in Indigenous Kala Cotton

These scrunchies are made from end pieces of fabric we use to make our organic kala cotton bento bags and cutlery wraps.

Available in 3 striped patterns and one plain unbleached cotton, these are soft and have an understated elegance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are scrunchies better than elastic ties and rubber bands for hair ?
Hair scrunchies are much gentler on your hair as compared to elastic hair ties and rubber. bands. The additional layer of fabric causes much less hair breakage and damage as compared to hair ties. Also it prevents the hair from being tied too tight that can not only damage hair, but also cause headaches.
Are scrunchies made from natural fabrics better than synthetic fabrics like polyester?
Definitely ! Scrunchies made from natural fabrics like cotton, hemp linen and silk are better than their synthetic counterparts not only for your hair but also the planet.
Natural fabrics also do not cause hair static that can damage and spoil hair. The Urban Creative scrunchies are also made using organic textiles and natural dyes which are safe for your hair and skin.
Should I wash my hair scrunchies ?
Yes! like any of your clothing, your hair accessories need to me kept clean and hygienic. We often tend to forgot washing them. Hair scrunchies collect, sweat, oil and dirt with use and need to be washed regularly.
How do I wash and maintain my hair scrunchies ?
We recommend hand washing scrunchies in cold water, with mild soap to clean them and extend their life. As our also use natural rubber elastic, cold water washing will maintain the elasticity longer
The cotton hand block printed scrunchies, especially the indigo dyed ones, can bleed colour during the first wash, so we recommend washing them separately.
To wash soak the scrunchies in a mug with cold / room temperature water with a little detergent or shampoo for 15 minutes. Gently scrub them and rinse them a couple of times with plain water and line dry in shade.
Are the Urban Creative scrunchies truly plastic free ? What about the elastic ?
As we use natural latex rubber elastic for our scrunchies, these are 100% plastic free and compostable.
Are the Urban Creative scrunchies available in different sizes ?
Yes. The scrunchies are available in 2 sizes. Small and Big.
The small size is approximately 2 to 2.5 inches in diameter.
The big size is approximately 3 to 4 inches in diameter.

The variation in size is a result of our effort to prevent wastage of fabric.