During the second world war, the British army created a secret organisation called MI-9, in charge of providing the pilots with escape means. Christopher Clayton Hutton, a RAF skilled pilot, developped a set of objects for that purpose. The escape scarf being the most iconic object of the set.
Printing military maps on silk scarfs then on rayon presented several interests: providing information to the military about their area on an easy to conceal map, hard wearing and quietly unfoldable.
French brand, Bonhomme has selected 8 designs from a 1950s British army dead stock. They come in beautiful old world packaging, including a note relating the history of the escape scarfs.