It doesn't get all that cold where Iive, so this paper scarf seems like a perfectly stylish option. But even if it gets cold where you are, it's still a pretty amazing scarf that you could write a message on or just leave it as it is. I think it would make a great gift for a student or a writer. And yes, it will start out pretty stiff but Tyvek becomes softer with use. $25 at Little Factory.