In 2017, Montblanc partnered with Melbourne-based artist David Bromley for a collection of elegant pens and accessories with proceeds going to children\u2019s education charity UNICEF. Less than 12 months later, Montblanc has revealed that it raised over $1 million for the global charity.\r\n\r\nThe collection is named \u2018The Gift of Writing\u2019, and it\u2019s centred around three pens, made in partnership with Bromley with the Rosetta stone in mind. They feature the first letter of six different alphabets (being the first thing children around the world learn to write), in a display of harmony and unity, with education remaining the focus for the luxury brand\u2019s philanthropic efforts. The money raised from this collection adds to the $10 million Montblanc has contributed to UNICEF since their partnership began 14 years ago.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWhile education is recognised as a fundamental human right, currently 63 million children aged between 6 to 11 years are out of school, while approximately 380 million won\u2019t be able to read or handle mathematics by the time they are of age to complete primary education.\r\n\r\nWith the funds raised over the past year, Montblanc aims to help improve learning for over 5 million children across China, Brazil and Djibouti. The money will be used to improve education standards that cover reading and writing, the learning environment, community involvement, infrastructure and training teachers.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe are grateful and humbled to see the level of support we have received from customers who have chosen to generously contribute to the work of UNICEF in communities around the world with the purchase of a piece that carries true purpose,\u201d says Nicolas Baretzki, Montblanc CEO.\r\n\r\nThe collection also featured leather goods, watches, cufflinks and writing pads. You can find more on The Gift of Writing and Montblanc\u2019s continued work with UNICEF on the Maison\u2019s official website linked below.\r\nCheck it out\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.