Showing posts with label sarong. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sarong. Show all posts

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Sarong Material: Opacity

When it comes our sarong fabric, we get a lot of this question: 'is this material see through?' We want to talk about opacity and help our customers understand the level of transparency when it comes to sarong fabrics. Most of our sarongs are the 'lightweight' top quality sarong rayon fabric and can be found throughout our store

We choose lightweight fabrics because they are easier to drape and tie. The lighter a sarong, the better it falls freely and gracefully on your body. The more breathable a sarong, the more wonderful it feels during those warm and breezy summer days. Not to mention the softer it feels on your skin! Some customers may ask, what is lightweight? 

To answer your question: No, our sarongs are not see through but are light weight and thinner and can allow more light to pass through. The opacity of a sarong fabric is dependent on the thread count, which is the number of threads woven into one square inch of fabric. The higher thread count there is the thicker a fabric is. We carry two styles and the best way to know the difference is in the code.

Most of our sarongs are the lightweight top quality rayon with a thread count of 70/42 or 68/38. These are denoted with a KD in the code, such as 'SARONG-KD-SOLID-BLACK'. Our other sarong fabric that we carry are the rayon fabric with a thread count of 80/60 which is a top quality heavier weight but still light enough to everyday wear. This sarong fabric has a PT in the code. For example 'SARONG-PT-DRAGON'.

Higher Opacity and More Coverage

Here are a few tips and tricks when it comes to sarong materials:

Lavender Sarong & Abstract Tiki Sarong in Purple and Pink

1) Pattern and Prints

If you like more opacity with sarong fabrics, we suggest pattern print sarongs for that extra opacity. The prints can help create an 'illusion' to 'blur' the edges of your body curves. The attention of the fabric will go to the beautiful patterns and not your body. 

2) Color Shades

The color of the fabric can also affect the opacity of a fabric. Darker color shade of sarongs are less see through than lighter colors. For example, a white sarong would be more see through than a black sarong under direct sun light. 

3) Thicker Fabric

Remember, it's all about thread counts! Try heavier materials like our cotton sarongs that are less see through than lightweight sarong fabrics like rayon. 

Check out our FAQ if you want more information. Next up.. we're going to talk about the sheerness of our other lightweight sarong fabric, sheer sarongs. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The History and Origin of Sarongs

A sarong is a piece of fabric that is worn by men and women on the bottom half of the body. While the Scottish people wear kilts, many Asian regions wear sarongs. Even still, the sarong is a popular garment that is worn by many people in any different counties in a variety of ways. The sarong has a long history in the world, and its presence is one seen and felt. Sarongs have been worn for over 500 years now, and it seems that its popularity is only getting better by the day.

While men usually wear them only for religious purposes and special occasions, the same is not true for women. The term "sarong" comes from Indonesia. The Malay language from Malaysia, Indonesia to be more exact, is actually where the term comes from. The sarong is worn for religious purposes, as a fashion statement, and sometimes for other reasons not listed. The traditional sarong is created using a process known as Batik. It is this process that provides the astonishing overall look of the sarong. This look varies from a checkered pattern to circles or a multiple-prism of colors in various shapes and sizes.

Wearing a Sarong around the World

For example, in the United States, the sarong is popularly worn by women as a swimsuit cover-up. These sarongs come in various styles, designs, and colors, and are certainly head-turning pieces. Typically this type of sarong is very colorful and lightweight, and may even feature emblems or other stylish additions. They are not, however, similar in style to the traditional sarong. A traditional sarong is usually darker toned and may have a checkered or another type of pattern on it. The sarongs made for special occasions usually feature these additional emblems and rhinestones to add charm and appeal.

The Indonesian natives would use a technique to dye their sarongs called batik. This technique used to hand-dye fabrics with the use of wax and dye repellent is one that takes time and devotion, but the ultimate result being a beautiful sarong.  Wherever the wax was placed on the fabric, that piece of material would not absorb the dye. It is similar to the way that we put blue masking tape on a wall when we are painting stripes. The paint goes all over the wall, except where we put the tape. It is a pretty interesting process to say the least. Once his process was complete, the Batik sarong was the result. The sarong is very colorful and takes on different patterns. The sarongs worn by men are different in style than those worn by women.

Sarongs are also worn in many other ways in addition to a swimsuit cover-up. Sarongs make beautiful dresses, scarves, turbans, and tops, and sometimes they’re used to decorate different furnishings around the house.  A sarong makes a beautiful fabric cover for a chair, and that is just one of the many possibilities for the sarong. With a bit of creativity, the many uses of the sarong are endless. It is beautiful enough that you want to use it in a multitude of ways. Since the color combinations and designs are endless, you never have the same look twice, which allows you to create a unique look wherever you go.

Sarongs are quite comfortable to wear, especially if you live in a hot or humid climate because they let a breeze in. They are so comfortable, lightweight, and easy to wear that they are worn in Indonesia, Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and Asia and other parts of the world where the temperatures are sometimes very hot and humid. It is the heat, perhaps, that originally started the idea and later the popularity of the sarong. It is for these reasons that the sarong has become such a popular garment adored in all regions of the world.

What is interesting to know is that the sarong is not called a sarong in all parts of the world. If you’ve been reading this thinking that it sounded familiar, but the name didn’t sit right, this is probably why! For example, in Tahiti, Hawaii, and the Cook Islands, the sarong is known as a Pareo. In South Asia, the sarong is known as a Lungi or Mundu. In Africa, the sarong is called a Macawiis. No matter the name, the sarong is just as beautiful from one region to the next. 

Final Thoughts

It is easy to understand the popularity of the sarong for both men and women with the information in this article. Although the sarong originated in the Eastern World many, many years ago, it is a piece that quickly went versatile and is now enjoyed by individuals across the world. There are traditional sarongs, as well as not-so-traditional choices, giving everyone the perfect sarong to cater to their needs and tastes. 

So tell us, what's your perfect sarong? :) We'd love to hear from you.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Batik Sarongs: Learning More About This Art Form

No one can ever question the amazing artistry offered in Indonesia. The country is one that is full of treasures and treats for not only those who call it home, but also to those who choose to visit the country each year.  More than 269 million people reside in the country, and millions more visit annually. More than 150 active volcanos can be found throughout the country.  A number of animal species also exist in the country, perfect for nature and wildlife lovers. But the real claim to fame is the Indonesian batik sarongs. Of the many treasures found in the country, these are by far and wide one of the best. These sarongs have been made popular all around the world, including the United States. They’re bright and colorful, as well as fun and fierce. You can easily wear them to a formal event, to cover-up a swimsuit, or even wear it to work. Indonesians proudly wear their sarongs as a symbol of respect and power.

The Art of the Batik Sarongs

Now, let’s learn more about this art form. The history of batik goes a long way. First we must answer an important question many people ask themselves. That question? What is batik? Batik is a method of color dyeing. In this process of color dyeing, wax is added to only those areas of the fabric, which are to absorb the dye. This batik process of adding wax and dyeing only those waxed areas repeats itself. The wax can be taken off and re-applied many different times to make attractive and complex designs. To judge whether the fabric is machine dyed or not, you need to look for some difference in design & color over the dyed fabric. This indicates that the fabric is not machine dyed, but it is a batik.  The history of batik goes a long way.

Sarongs are made from rayon fabric and this type of fabric is viscose. One of the many qualities of rayon is that it drapes and swings exquisitely. Another quality is that this rayon is very soft, even softer than cotton and bouncier than silk. Lastly, what can we say about the experience of wearing a batik sarong? They are tremendously comfortable and lightweight. There are a few tools used in the creation of this artistic sarong, however, they are mostly created by hand. The creator will also have several choices when it is time to pick the type of wax that is used in the process of making a batik sarong. These factors all play a part in the overall look and design.

Wearing Batik Sarongs

Batik sarongs are indeed beautiful. The fabrics take lots of attention to detail, time, and effort to create. Each sarong that is created represents exquisite craftsmanship and defines art in its best form. Wearing a batik sarong can help you feel good from the inside out, while also helping you achieve a great look for most any occasion. You will find many different ways to wear it, and as long as there are no religious beliefs or restrictions in place, there is no reason that you cannot wear it and experiment with it as well. Who knows what kind of awesome look you can create?

As mentioned above, sarongs can be worn as bathing suit cover-up. Those in the western world predominantly use them for this purpose. With the sun glistening down, you will certainly shine brightly with a batik cover-up, or you can wear it as a skirt. It is easy to play around with this beautiful accessory, easily creating numerous skirts of differing types and lengths. Show a little or show a lot –it is all up to you and your creativity.

Why not take it one step further and turn your sarong into a gorgeous dress? You can create many different styles that you can wear almost anywhere. Add a pair of matching shoes and you will look beautiful all night. Wrap it around your neck and use it as a shawl. You will appreciate the provided warmth for your neck, but will also love the gorgeous and bold look that you create.

As you can see, the possibilities for wearing a sarong are endless. Put your creative juices in gear and you will have no problem at all using this beautiful piece of fabric to help you express your unique personality. Batik sarongs are a piece of art that you can wear. Now all that is left to do is for you to rock the look!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

19 Ways to Tie a Sarong

Sarongs can be a great accessory that you can wear in dozens of ways. Check out these 19 ways to tie a sarong to make it into a wardrobe must-have. 

So what are your favorite styles? You can get more information on how to tie your sarong here.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Calling All Bloggers or Product Reviewers!

Hi friends and family,

How is your summer going? We've been busy laying by the beach and enjoying the warm summer breeze and working hard to get our new collection launched (keep a look out!). By the way, if you are a blogger or know of anyone who'd like to review our products, please help us by spreading the word to them. We're on a look out for bloggers to collaborate with and so we'd really appreciate your help. Thanks in advance!

Wishing you a beautiful summer ahead.

With love and peace,

1 World Family

Thursday, March 19, 2015

4 Ways To Spring Into Your Sarongs

Are you excited for warmer sunny days? Get into spring with these outfit ideas and put your sarongs to good use. Let's think out of the box and explore different ways to use our sarongs aside from the usual beach cover ups, sarong skirts and beach dresses. Whether you're at the city or on a tropical island, here are some cool ideas that we felt you might enjoy:

1) Wedding with Nature
Forest Green Sarong

How pretty is this? Imagine having a forest or garden themed wedding. If it gets cold outside, get your bridesmaids to cover up in the same green sarongs as shawls.

2) Casual Jeans with Orange Sarong Skirt
Abstract Top Quality Sarong in Orange

We've never thought of this and liked the idea of tying a sarong around your hips just to give an edge to a casual look!

3) Minimalist Twist
Charcoal Grey Smoked Sarong

When smoked sarong meets plain top - why not mix and match your smoked sarongs and wear them as long skirts paired with solid colored tops?

4) Bright & Colorful Sarong Tops
Lime Green Sarong

Just like flowers that bloom, pick out your brightest colored sarongs and express your personality! We love the idea of pairing a sarong tube top with long pants.

We hope that you got some inspiration from these different ways to wear your sarongs. If you like some of these styles, get your sarongs out and start styling up for this season. You can follow us on Pinterest to browse for more 'sarongspiration'. 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentine's Gift Ideas for Him & Her

Valentine's Day is tomorrow! We got inspired by this list of most romantic island getaways and began imagining a beach holiday with our loved ones. If you're heading for a beach holiday soon, be it to the Caribbean islands, Hawaii or Costa Rica, check out our top picks catered for your romantic escapade:

Matching Hawaiian themed shirt and long dress for couples

'Be my Valentine' beach cover ups like pink or red sarongs

 Keep your sarongs tied securely with the symbol of love

'Love sets you free' men's black Sulu or hot pink men sarong

Elegant scarves for your romantic dinner date

Whether your hanging out with your best friends or going on a date or spending quality time with the family, have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

A Mission Statement Focused on Sustainability

Happy New Year! 1 World Sarongs is 15 years old this year! We are proud to say, in 2013 and 2014 we had a healthy increase in our business, we introduced many new products successfully and our customers continue to praise us for our great service and the value we provide to them. We believe that it's a good practice to look back at where we have been and where we are going.

We have been thinking about our mission of creating sustainable businesses. We strongly believe that together with our combined ideas, energy and actions - we can have a much greater effect on our mission! Every day we ask ourselves - How do we be Earth friendly and people friendly and have fun doing it?

Our mission statement is to create a sustainable business by focusing on these points:
  • Be gentle on earth - what is our impact/ footprint on our planet? 
  • Utilize technology - print only if necessary, so no printed catalog or printed materials – internet only
  • Recycling materials - create uses for excess material
  • Use less material - maximize fabric cutting
  • Efficient shipping methods - sea cargo verse air cargo
  • Earth Friendly - create and source products that are Earth friendly and renewable (coconut, bamboo, etc)
  • Donate to charities such as Union of Concerned Scientist, The Amazon Foundation, American Red Cross and the Rotary and Oceana, etc.
  • Create a product that benefits a certain cause
  • People Friendly
  • Fair wages / Fair trade
  • Healthy working environments
  • Support educational programs
  • Give back to the community by getting involved with causes that help local communities 
  • Get involved with beach clean-ups
  • Art Friendly - music, dance
  • Supporting and respecting cultural traditions - Create and source handmade items like batik, embroidery, beading, tie dye, fringing, hand screen printing, hand dyed etc. 

So let's think about:

1.    How do we contribute to the solution of creating a better world and yet maintain and increase our living standard?
2.    What are the problems and solutions?
3.    How do we create value that is long lasting?
4.    How do we create relationships that have meaning and provide growth and value?
5.    How do we make it better for all that are involved?
6.    Who has a thought, idea or suggestion on how to accomplish our mission?

As we once heard, “Be the change you want to see in the world”. We truly believe we can make a big difference together. All ideas, thoughts and comments are very much appreciated! We're always happy to hear from you and so you can drop us an email.

Thanks for reading!

With love & peace,

1 World Family

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Batik Talk: The Spirit of America in the Heritage of Batik

~ Art is seen as a part of life and it's important to appreciate the feeling of Indonesia that is manifested through Batik ~

What is Batik? And what happens when Indonesian heritage of Batik meets American contemporary art? This fascinating video made by The Embassy and Indonesian Societies in Washington DC showcases the cultural fusion of Indonesian Batik culture and American modern designs. "The media of Batik is of great interest as an object of cultural collaboration", says artist Agus Ismoyo.

We are in the age of modernization where technology becomes a part of Batik. How does it affect the final product? These days, Batik designs are being created digitally and computers are used to form electronic designs. Following the history of Batik, a batik painter would typically hand draw & paint on a big white fabric in free motion. The question is - how would electronic designs be adapted into the natural process of Batik making?

The challenges for Batik production is to make sure that the art stays true to its aesthetics. When creating new sarong prints on a computer program, it's easy to have control over the designs according to taste, shape and color. The challenge for sarong makers is to emulate the exact design and colors from a digital artwork using a natural process. The technique of coloring on a piece of cloth is subjected to variables that are hard to manage in comparison to say, having color codes to key in from a universal color chart.

Watch this video to understand these challenges better and to enjoy the American contemporary designs in Batik form.

PS: Do check out our collection of hand painted sarongs and Batik sarongs!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

How to Wear a Sarong as a Scarf

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Do you like to wear your sarongs all year round? 

Seasons may change but sarongs are eternal. For this fall, learn how to turn your summer beach cover up to a head or neck wrap at the city. Sarong wraps are all about convenience and fashion depending on your personal style. We're all about creativity and so here are some ideas on how you can use a sarong or half sarong as a scarf:

Clothing - from Summer cover ups to Fall fashion

Did you know that your beach skirt or sarong dress can be a fashion statement? Try to mix and match any bright colorful sarong with solid colored clothing like black, white or blue jeans, throw it over your neck and wear it like a shawl:

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Thanks to the versatility of a sarong, it has the same function as a scarf where you can wear it as a sash, bandeau top or vest. As Coco Chanel once said, 'Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening'. We like to think of sarongs as a way of life and we have been observing how it has evolved in the Western world. Here's a cool idea on how you can tie a scarf as a vest:

Flaunt your personality by wearing your favorite sarong as a bandeau scarf top, you can pair it with a high waist skirt or any pants or jeans along with sneakers or wedges, depending on your style and mood. Here's an inspiration for casual city wear: 

Image source. Get the look with our animal prints.

For those casual days or lazy weekends, you can stay fashionable even in your most comfortable outfit just by throwing your scarves over your shoulders and let it hang loose for that relaxed vibe:

Image source. Get the look with our scarves.

Breezy days - the best way to manage your hair

Easy, flattering and fashionable - there's no better way to keep your hair in place during the season. Last Summer we talked about different hairstyles with scarves to play around with. Fall is a wonderful time to jazz it up and see how you can pull off fresh hairstyles to fit a different climate. We like a woman who can pull off that retro style where you tie your hair back neatly with a little front volume. We recommend a silk or half sarong to get this vintage look:

Image source. Get the look here.
You can also get that bohemian look when you tie your sarong as a head turban. The more material you have, the more freedom to experiment with this style! Be it with a half or full sarong, it's a great excuse for those bad hair days and a great way to keep your scalp and ears warm for those windy days:

Image source. Find your favorite yellow wraps here.
Hand me down - wrapping your children with love

Did you ever want to see how adorable your kid would look in a little sarong skirt or dress? Some of our customers have been using our scarves or half sarong collection to wrap their children as they would for an adult because they make a perfect fit. Now that we have launched a collection of kids sarongs for your little ones, you can buy them their own sarong to use. More than just looking cute, sarong brings them a lot of happiness. Try it out with your children and let us know how they feel about it!

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If you want more ideas, follow us on Pinterest or get connected with us on Facebook to get more updates and fashion inspiration on how you can put your sarongs to good use. Do you wear your sarong as a scarf and if so, what's your favorite style? 

Peace & Love,

The 1 World Family

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sarongspiration - Modest Street Fashion

As we embark on our Sarongspiration quest, we're discovering a ton of fashion ideas from across the globe that reaffirms the versatility of a sarong. With our focus on sarongs + inspiration, we want to travel and expand our horizon by researching the different ways a simple large piece of cloth called 'Sarong' can not only be functional but also fashionable. Be it at the beach or in the city, tropical summer or cold winter, whatever the conditions may be - we're convinced to have sarongs for ALL - all over the world, anytime and any day!

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One of the infinite ways to use a sarong or scarf would be to cover a woman's hair or head, most commonly known as a head wrap, scarf or turban - usually for fashion styling or social consciousness (bad hair day?) or weather conditions (hot day VS. cold night) or hygiene purposes (dusty roads?) and in some cultures, for religious reasons also known as "hijab" or "tudung". If you're uncertain or simply a newbie to this way of tying a sarong, it's time to get inspired and learn! We're happy to share our most recent sarongspiration:

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We got our eyes glued on our recent find - Modest Street Fashion , it is an amazing project of "a fashion-photography-documentary of the ever growing trend & culture of modest street style". Not only are we impressed by the variation of outfit and styles and mostly intrigued by the modern version of a "faith driven style". These women are beautifully dressed up with their own sense of style as a form of character expression.

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'Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.' - Coco Chanel
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'Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn' ― Orson Welles

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Have you already learned the technique on how to tie a sarong as a head wrap? Following the inspiration from Modest Street Style, we're discovering even more stylish ways on tying a sarong as a head wrap. Be it at the city or on a hot summer day out at the beach, we simply love the idea of getting creative with a simple sarong. With a range of design prints and colors, simply take your pick from our sarong collection and try on this look today!

'Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.' – Rachel Zoe

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'If I can have any impact, I want women to feel good about themselves and have fun with fashion' - Michelle Obama
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We're feeling really inspired by the different ways to tie a sarong or scarf as a head scarf and we're also in love with the choice of clothing colors and designs that are being used to match with a simple head scarf. Take a quick look at their video that was shot in Miami, Florida. We're happy to see the modest street style within a coastal city!


What are your thoughts on using a scarf or sarong as a head wrap? We would love to get your fashion ideas, so if you have outfit photos of yourself with a sarong wrapped around your head, we would like to invite you to submit them to us via email at and help us spread the love on all things sarongs!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Wrap! Pose! Win! Sarong Contest - Everything Spring Edition

It's that time of the year where flowers bloom, spirits are lifted and the sun shines on our soul! There's no better way to celebrate one of our favorite season of the year with a special EVERYTHING SPRING, SARONG monthly photo contest

Snap a photo of yourself / your pet / your car / your kids / your family / anything you can think of with our sarongs, 1 World Sarongs and how it reminds you of Spring. Think creatively, it could be your beautiful self wrapped in a floral sarong or a sarong as a picnic mat in a bed of flowers or using sarong as home decor with a vase of flowers or even a sarong and sunrise to indicate the birth of spring, we could go on and on and so we'll leave it up to your imagination!
PHOTO ENTRY SAMPLE by 1 World Sarongs

So what are you waiting for? Easiest contest ever and you'll be able to get a FREE FLORAL SARONG from our gorgeous collection. Submit your entries right away at . Good luck!


  1. CONTEST PARTICIPANTS Must be wearing items FROM 1 World Sarong’s. EITHER clothing or sarongs in photos…BE creative, BE imagination and KEEP it clean (OUR MOM’S ARE WATCHING)
  3. Chosen winner can choose your floral sarong up to and the maximum value will be 16.99.
  4. We will ship your sarong for FREE to you. This means sarong prize includes free shipping to a U.S. continental address only. International orders will need to pay for shipping or have 1 free sarong with shipping.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Why is a Sarong a Travel Essential? 21 Ways to Use a Sarong.

Planning a honeymoon island getaway to Maldives? Gearing up for that 3 day cruise to the Bahamas? Got your flights booked for that much awaited resort vacation in Hawaii? How about a beach escape to exotic Bali? Don’t forget to pack in a sarong or a few sarongs even!

Sarongs are weightless and don’t take up space and so it is easy to pack, wash and dry and ultimately becomes a useful travel essential. Whatever your travel plans may be here are 21 reasons to why you should pack a sarong when you travel:

1) Pillow or head support

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Roll up your sarong into a cushion ball - especially when riding on a long bus or train journey or even when you're stuck in transit at an airport.

2) Sarong as a travel blanket

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When it gets too cold or if air conditioning bothers you just get your sarong out and create a make shift blanket and stay warm.

3) Sarong as a casual or formal dress

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There will be times during your long journey when you run out of clothes and need something new to wear, learn the many cool ways on how to tie a sarong and get a whole new look for those fun spontaneous nights out!

4) Cover up in style

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During a hike up a mountain there might be a waterfall or river nearby or even if you come across a nude beach, wearing a sarong as a cover up makes it so convenient to just strip off and take a dip!

5) A fashionable summer top

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So your bikini is drenched and you don’t want to wet your clean top, use a sarong and create a halter, tube or toga style top!

6) A head turban or head scarf

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Whether you’re scavenging through the desert and need to protect your head from unbearable heat or simply want to get fashionable or get conservative in 'hijab' style - use a sarong and your imagination to create your own style.

7) Bed sheet or pillow cover

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If you checked into a cheap hostel or plan to camp out in the wild and find that the mattress might not be in the best condition, get your clean sarong out to keep your sleeping spot free from those bed bugs!

8) Clip on curtains

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So you had a late night out partying with fellow travelers and want to sleep in the next morning but your budget hostel room has cheap thin curtains and the room gets too bright! Get a sarong and make curtains out of them for those extra hours of sleep.

9) Picnic mat on-the-go

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While you’re on a road trip you might spot a picturesque spot and decide to have a spontaneous picnic, use your sarong as a mat and you’re ready for a picnic at all times!

10) Towel for travelers

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If you find your only towel to be used up to its limit and need a fresh one while you get it to the laundry, use your sarong as a temporary towel. 

11) Eye mask

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Tired from those long hour rides or plan to sleep outdoors but can’t get a shut eye when the sun is shining? Use a sarong to make an eye mask like a ninja and sleep in peace.

12) Face mask

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Maybe you’re on a scooter riding along the dusty streets of Vietnam or the haze is killing you or when you're riding on a cable car high up in the ski mountain and your nose is freezing - get your sarong and use it to protect your face!

13) Sarong as a hand carry bag

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Like the good ol’ days when fancy bags have not existed, be creative and tie up your sarong into a knapsack to store your belongings while you’re on a jungle trail hike or headed to the beach.

14) Protect your fragile items

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Your bag pack may not be the best storage for fragile items like your perfume bottle or even your laptop, wrap them up with a sarong for that extra padding.

15) Laundry bag

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Separate your dirty clothing from the clean ones in your bag pack by using a sarong as a laundry bag to store your dirty clothing.

16) Portable changing room

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After a quick swim in the ocean, you'll need to dry up and get out of your wet swimwear and if you find yourself in an exotic destination, you're not going to have the comfort of a changing room! Get a friend to hold up your sarong like a wall curtain or simple wrap your sarong around like a towel piece and change in peace.

17) Handy sun protector

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Get 4 sticks and tie each corner side of your sarong to a stick (you can collect some sticks while strolling on the beach!) and VoilĂ ! You have your very own tent umbrella!

18) Sarong as a shawl or scarf

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Keeping up with cold temperature when you’re camping out at night can be challenging, use a sarong to keep your neck warm.

19) Emergency bandage

So you broke your arm on an adrenalin bike ride down the hill, use your sarong as an emergency band aid until you get to the hospital!

20) Baby hammock carrier

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For all the fit traveler mothers, learn the traditional way of tying a sarong as a baby carry sling bag as it’ll keep you mobile and lift the weight off your shoulders while travelling with your child.

21) DIY Light dimmer

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Sometimes the room you check into may not have best lighting especially when white light bulbs are used, how about using a dark shaded sarong to create a warmer ambiance in the room?

We could come up with plenty more of useful ideas to why you should pack a sarong when you travel, now it's your turn! Share your thoughts and tell us if you love to pack a sarong when traveling as much as we do and tell us why you think a sarong can be a useful travel essential..