The Brown Scapular is perhaps the most well known and recognized of the scapulars. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel instituted the Brown Scapular on July 16, 1251. For this reason the brown scapular is most closely associated with the Carmelites. The 100% wool scapular is laminated to protect it from wear and tear, so that the wearer can enjoy it for years to come. The brown scapular is a wonderful First Communion or Confirmation gift.