Fighting Cancer & Inspiring Strength with a “Pop of Color”

About Our Scarves

First Edition Scarves

The Eleni Scarf


Our Eleni Scarves are super soft and light weight to allow for use year round. Whether wrapped or draped, they bring the wearer comfort and style.

Color: Solid purple
Design: Delicate herringbone weave pattern with hand-done eyelash fringe on both ends
Fabric: 100% Viscose/Modal
Size: 36in x 80in
Production Location: India

Wash and Care Instructions

Our Eleni Scarves care instructions are as follows:

Our first edition EPOC scarves have been named the Eleni Scarf in honor of our founder. The production of these scarves was made possible by the Eleni Vavas Memorial Fund.

Our Design Inspiration

This particular scarf was the inspiration to not only create and launch EPOC, but also the specific design of the first edition EPOC scarves, the Eleni Scarf. Our hope is that these scarves will provide chemotherapy patients the same sense of comfort and inspiration that Eleni received from her favorite purple scarf.

Why the Color Purple?  Purple is the color of courage and bravery. It is a bold hue that is often associated with royalty. It was also the favorite color of our founder, Dr. Eleni Vavas. Additionally, it is the official color of the cardiology department at Northshore University Hospital in Manhasset, Long Island, where Dr. Vavas served as Director of Echocardiography. Eleni was often seen wearing her dark purple hospital scrubs and long white doctor coat as she worked to serve her community.

Eleni’s Favorite Scarf:  Eleni had one scarf in particular that she was drawn to the most. It was solid purple with an intricate weave pattern in the fabric (picture can be seen at the top of the home page). She wore this scarf the most and it provided her a tremendous amount of comfort and support during her chemotherapy treatment. It was in a way her armor during her fight against this disease. The color along with the luxuriously soft hand-feel of the scarf gave her the extra energy she needed during her battle!

Second Edition Scarves

Our Design Inspiration

In a few months, EPOC will begin the design and production process of the second edition scarves, to be named the Faith Scarf. These scarves, named to commemorate our founder’s unwavering faith, will be produced to fulfill EPOC’s 2017 pledge to Monter. EPOC is working with our designer, Erika Falconeri, to create a soft and luxurious scarf to inspire strength and courage while adding a “pop of color“!

Our current thoughts are a vibrant pink, another one of Eleni’s favorite colors. Eleni’s most cherished scarves incorporated the energizing hue.

About the Designer

EPOC is honored and thrilled to be working with Erika Falconeri and her team of Ananda Design on the design and production of the official EPOC Scarves. We thank Erika for her support of our mission.

Miss Falconeri, a top international fashion model-turned-designer based in New York City, named her label “Ananda’ (a Sanskrit term meaning ‘bliss consciousness’) as it refers to the feeling you get from draping one of her featherweight cashmere, silks and linens, soft, luscious winter weight knits and wovens against your skin.

Falconeri, of Japanese and Italian decent, can truly be called a citizen of the world. She has traversed the globe making her mark on the catwalks and ateliers in the fashion capitals working with designers such as Giorgio Armani, Karl Lagerfeld, Versace and Jean Paul Gaultier to name a few…For more than a decade she was inspired and influenced by these innovators, which helped form her highly personal design vision.

The Ananda collection’s original design inspiration is represented by the intricate details of weaving, stitching, embroidery, prints and color palates – all limited production pieces, destined to become finishing statements for the best wardrobes and savviest clientele.

Miss Falconeri has successfully showcased her designs in New York since 1999. Ananda by Erika Falconeri pieces have been featured in magazines such as InStyle, Italian Vogue, Town & Country and Elle among others. Her collection is currently sold at specialty boutiques across the country and can be viewed in her Manhattan showroom by appointment.

To learn more about the Ananda Collection, please visit their website:


Let EPOC know what colors and patterns inspire you!

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