With so many of our products, we choose ones that remind us of special times in our lives or special people. In the case of our Patchwork Scarf, it looks a lot like one worn by our dear friend, Sybil Todd. Sybil was a very special friend to Wisteria. In 2007 she succumbed to cancer. Prior to her death, Sybil was our Vice President of Customer Service. She spent her entire career in higher education, mostly at the University of Virginia, where she was Dean of Students. During her time at UVA, Sybil focused on turning budding college students into leaders that could someday be forces for change in their own communities. After her retirement, she came to work with us at Wisteria. She helped us move from a crazy start-up to a crazy professional company, all without losing the values, determination, and laughter that marked those early days. Sybil used to say “God help us in spite of ourselves.” God surely did by sending Sybil our way. She was both a mother and a mentor to us all, and we miss her dearly.
This scarf is one of the ways we try to keep her memory alive.