This light, sage-colored apron with celery neck trim will coordinate with many activities. We love it for everything botany or gardening related.
Water-resistant, soft, can be used independently, durable, color-coded, and environmentally-friendly. And, you can toss it in the washing machine (secure the hook/loop first) and hang it to dry. What's not to love?
To get our apron design just right, we enlisted the help of Montessori teacher trainers and hundreds (really) of Montessori teachers. The results are the perfect apron design. (You can read all about it in our blog post on Apron Design.)
Water-resistant, eco-happy fabric: These 100% cotton fabrics are coated with a non-toxic, water-based polyurethane that is CPSIA-certified BPA and Phthalate-free. Our fabric also meets the human-ecological requirements of the Standard 100 by OKEO TEX. This is a matte coating that is soft and not at all reflective/glossy.
Flexible, soft neck: We use an extra soft elastic neck that adapts to fit over smaller heads or big hair!
Strong fastener: We sew 4" of hook/loop (like Velcro but stronger) near the front/middle of the apron so that the child can look down and readily see what they are attaching. The strap contains 3" of hook/loop so that it is adjustable for larger and smaller waists. And, of course, we round the corners on the hook/loop so there are no pokey edges.
- Sized to grow with your child: Length is approx. 17 3/4" and width is approx. 12 1/2". The waist can be tighter or looser depending on the child. These dimensions work for most children between the ages of 3 and 6.
Matching mats (sold separately): Our 11" x 17" mats are made from the same water-resistant fabric as our aprons. Buy them as a set with an apron and save!
Made in the USA with domestic and imported materials.
We have tossed all of our aprons in the wash to see how they hold up. None were the worse for wear, not even the cork! However, over time the elastic may wear so we recommend hand-wiping/washing and hanging to dry. But, if you're in a crunch, the washing machine will be just fine.
Note: Sometimes, we may need to use a slightly different fabric/trim than pictured.