About Us

Coming from a long line of shellers, Margaret Turner Clarke followed her mother, grandmother, and aunts footsteps as she grew up along the North Carolina coast.  Her home is filled with shells from combing the sands of her favorite beaches, which include Wrightsville Beach, Masonboro and Bald Head Island.  Taking photographs of her ongoing collections, Margaret Turner Designs came to fruition, combining her love of shells and fashion sense into a line of beach-inspired scarves that include cotton voile and silk.  With an MBA from Rice University, Clarke says it took time and soul searching to realize that scarves, the simplest form of cut and sew, were the ideal pursuit.  Margaret's process begins with taking photographs of her shells, which are digitally printed in Durham, NC, and sent back to Margaret who cuts and sews the scarves herself.  The sand dollar is her favorite.  Margaret’s scarves are sold online at www.margaretturnerdesigns.com and various retail stores in North and South Carolina.