Our Story

Lio (pronounced 'leo', from Lion - Strength) and Mara (from Masai Mara - Wild).


Lio Mara About Us Female Founder Zara Speke Wearing Midi Golden Shell Silk Scarf UK


Individual style. Defined by you.

Welcome to Lio Mara!

Lio Mara is a female-founded brand launching in 2019 with a small range of silk scarves.

The concept for Lio Mara was born on Sydney's beaches where weekends were followed the laidback 'beach to bar' lifestyle. Sandy footed and salty skinned, a simple silk scarf holding our beachy hair together.

Our designs are refreshingly simple and aspire to be worn throughout the year regardless of seasons, trends or fast fashion fads.

All our silk and linen is designed by our founder, Zara Speke, and printed here in the UK with all sewing done by hand either in Worcestershire or London. 

As a small start-up brand, we produce in extremely small, limited quantities to minimise overproduction and surplus. Conscious of our environmental footprint, we also save all our excess fabric to re-use and re-purpose.