The Story Behind the Scarf
2017 marked the 25th anniversary of the Montessori Foundation. The organization was founded by Tim Seldin and Joyce St Giermaine. To help honor their work we wanted to created something to show them our appreciation. The design was inspired by the metal inset work of Anne Frank (yes, the Anne Frank who was a Montessori child before she was imprisoned during World War II and became known for her diary and thoughts). We now refer to it as a UNIVERSAL symbol of Montessori and our commitment to her legacy. Each year we introduce a new color palette so you can collect them all.
We sourced the production of the pieces with a company in Denver, CO who have the utmost consideration for the people and the environment. They are made from recycled material (including the gift box), are machine washable and wrinkle free. Every purchase helps them further their mission of hiring skilled resettled refugees who otherwise lack the opportunity to work in their trade and in turn helps the Foundation continue our work. And, like the Mandala, it’s all so circular.
Your purchase of this item helps us continue to provide high quality, lower cost resources to schools, guides and parents.
Give to that special teacher, mentor, administrator, board member or yourself! Even non-Montessorians will love the vibrant colors. Each item comes with an 8.5″ x 11″ printout of our story.
Note to International buyers: International shipping is $35US. To purchase internationally please send an email message to Margot.